CALIFORNIA GIVES GREEN LIGHT FOR FILM AND TV PRODUCTION TO RESUME JUNE 12
The state of California on Friday gave its blessing for film and TV production to resume on June 12, subject to approval from county public health authorities.
The state Department of Public Health also issued extensive guidelines for schools, day care facilities, and casinos. But it put out just a single paragraph on music, film and TV production, essentially punting detailed rules to local health officials and to labor-management negotiation.
Production has been completely halted since early March, and it remains uncertain when it will actually restart. The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers drafted a 22-page “white paper” on the topic, and submitted it on Monday for approval to officials in New York, California and Los Angeles County. READ MORE
CALIFORNIA SAYS FILM AND TV SHOOTS CAN START JUNE 12. BUT BIG CHANGES ARE COMING
California will allow film and television shoots to resume as soon as June 12, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office said Friday, marking a major step toward reviving the entertainment business after the coronavirus outbreak crippled it nearly three months ago.
However, the restart of film, TV and music productions will be subject to the approval of county public health officers where the work will take place, the California Department of Public Health said in a brief statement.
Further, the future of daily life on Hollywood sets will not be the same when movies and TV productions start up again. Entertainment studios and labor unions this week agreed to a detailed set of production protocols that will make major changes to the way movie and TV sets operate, including the elimination of buffet-style meals and requirements to wipe down handheld props after each use. READ MORE
CALIFORNIA ALLOWS FILM & TV PRODUCTION TO RESUME JUNE 12
California declares that film and TV production can restart June 12 after months of being shut down due to coronavirus concerns. In March, the World Health Organization said the coronavirus a pandemic, causing civilizations around the world to take extra security measures against the aggressive virus. Leading to closed theme parks, movie theaters, and restaurants, coronavirus took a massive toll on the entertainment industry. Amid COVID-19 concerns, movie and television productions came to an abrupt halt.
In an attempt to prevent the spread of coronavirus, highly-anticipated titles, such as The Batman, Jurassic World 3, and The Matrix 4, were forced to halt shooting, sending stars and crew home indefinitely. After Hollywood went dark, popular TV series, including The Walking Dead and Grey’s Anatomy, delayed season finales until further notice. As of late, U.S. states are gradually lifting lockdown orders, leaving Hollywood studios to workshop how to reopen the entertainment industry. Recently, guidelines to restart movie productions amid the pandemic was formulated by an entertainment industry task force. These include physical distancing on set, actors wearing protective gear, and daily symptom monitoring. Now, it appears that Hollywood could be back in business sooner than anticipated. READ MORE
CALIFORNIA GOV. GAVIN NEWSOM REVEALS TV, FILM PRODUCTION CAN RESTART JUNE 12
On Friday the governor explained how Hollywood will reopen after months of lockdown due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday revealed guidelines for film and television productions to resume in Hollywood after months of shutdown due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
“Music, TV and film production may resume in California, recommended no sooner than June 12, 2020, and subject to approval by county public health officers within the jurisdictions of operations following their review of local epidemiological data including cases per 100,000 population, rate of test positivity, and local preparedness to support a health care surge, vulnerable populations, contact tracing and testing,” the California Department of Public Health said in a statement via the Governor’s Office on Friday. READ MORE