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Thunderbird Entertainment says 95% of staff working from home amid coronavirus pandemic

The remaining team members of its more than 1,000-strong workforce will be fully set up to work from home by March 30

Thunderbird Entertainment Group Inc - Thunderbird Entertainment Group Inc says 95% of its staff is working from home as coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic spreads
Thunderbird is working closely with its partners to minimize workflow disruptions

Thunderbird Entertainment Group Inc (CVE:TBRD) (OCMKTS:THBRF) said Friday that 95% of its staff is working from home in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

The remaining team members of its more than 1,000-strong workforce will be fully set up to work from home by March 30, the company said in a statement.

"Thunderbird's number one priority remains the health and safety of all," said CEO Jennifer Twiner McCarron in a statement.

"We are extremely proud of and grateful for our innovative and agile teams, who have worked around the clock to ensure everyone is able to work from home. In addition to ensuring the safety of our teams and their families, we are also working closely with our industry peers to share our plans and ideas on how we can lift the industry together. We're hopeful that as countries work to stabilize the health crisis, the entire industry can rebound quickly – and we are committed to doing our part to make this happen," she said.

READ: Thunderbird Entertainment named to Fast Company's list of World's Most Innovative Companies for 2020

Thunderbird pointed out that it is working closely with its partners to minimize workflow disruptions and continue the company's work of creating premium content.

"The company's strong, clean balance sheet enabled us to adapt quickly and nimbly to ensure business continuity in our current environment," said Mark Miller, president of Thunderbird. 

"We are fortunate that digital technology has enabled our company to remain connected and continue its collaborative work. During these challenging times, high-quality content has a valuable contribution as social distancing becomes increasingly important – we hope Thunderbird content can play a part in providing a necessary escape and ‘bright spot’ for viewers of all ages right now."

Thunderbird, based in Vancouver, creates award-winning scripted, unscripted and animated programming for the world's leading digital platforms, as well as Canadian and international broadcasters.

Its programming includes Highway Thru Hell, Heavy Rescue: 401, $ave My Reno, Kim's Convenience, 101 Dalmatian Street, Lego Jurassic World: Legend of Isla of Nublar, Hello Ninja, and The Last Kids on Earth.

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