Hollywood coronavirus shutdown to end this month | Daily News


Hollywood coronavirus shutdown to end this month

After months of production delays due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the state of California has revealed several guidelines for film and television projects to resume filming. The Industry-Wide Labor-Management Safety Committee Task Force issued a 22-page document to state governor Gavin Newsom, which offered recommended protocols for restarting production while minimizing the risk of spreading COVID-19.

The target date for productions to resume is June 12, pending approval by public health officers and other variables.

“To reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, productions, cast, crew and other industry workers should abide by safety protocols agreed by labor and management, which may be further enhanced by county public health officers,” the California Department of Public Health said in a statement via the Governor’s Office.

“Back office staff and management should adhere to Office Workspace guidelines published by the California Department of Public Health and the California Department of Industrial Relations, to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.”

Production on countless films was halted as a result of the global health crisis, with most films delaying their release dates several months or even a year. Such films include ‘A Quiet Place Part II’, ‘Fast 9’, ‘Eternals’, ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’, ‘The Batman’ and ‘Jungle Cruise’, among many others. Multiple television shows also saw their seasons abruptly cut short. Even with the new guidelines, it remains to be seen how productions will proceed from here.

The newest upcoming film release will be Christopher Nolan’s ‘Tenet’, which is slated to arrive in theaters on July 17. CBR


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