Why have they taken my phone from me?
Some productions use very tight security precautions to protect confidentiality. They may require you to hand in your phone in order to stop photographs being taken of the shoot/props etc. Please be prepared for this. You will usually be informed about this before attending the shoot.
When you arrive, a member of staff will take your phone and label it with your name, and will keep it in a secure place until you wrap at the end of the day. Please switch your phone off before handing it in.
Please note that even if you are permitted to keep your phone you should not take any photographs on set, if you are seen taking photographs you may well be removed from the shoot!