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Entertainment Quebec to Restart Film Production Amid Pandemic-Era Safety Guidelines

00:10  04 june  2020
00:10  04 june  2020 Source:   hollywoodreporter.com

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" Film productions may resume operations. Wherever possible, productions should take all reasonable steps to ensure the cast, employees and members of the public are reasonably able to maintain a separation of at least two meters from others, except for brief exchanges," the government

Safety Guidelines for Motion Picture, Television, and Streaming Productions During the COVID-19 Pandemic ” document was sent to New York Gov. “If you’ re looking for a number … 35 percent is a good number to start , but it’s really going to depend on ride by ride, restroom by restroom, how we

The Quebec provincial government and health officials have given the greenlight for film and TV production to resume on June 8 amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Provincial soundstages will be able to host movies and series production and Montreal-based visual effects and post production houses may also resume full operation under social distancing guidelines. The province is also investing $91.5 million in local media content as the sector resumes production.

"The plan aims to stimulate artistic creation, revive the production of Quebec cultural content and allow the community to adapt to new ways of reaching out to the public, in the context of the current pandemic," the Quebec provincial government said in a statement.

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The French-speaking province is also following Manitoba, which earlier announced itself as the first Canadian jurisdiction to restart film and TV production that ground to a halt in mid-March as the coronavirus crisis spread across North America.

The production restart will allow Roland Emmerich to move head with production in Montreal on Moonfall, his $150 million sci-fi epic that the Independence Day helmer will direct and co-write and is set to star Halle Berry and Josh Gad. Moonfall was initially slated to shoot in Montreal in spring 2020, ahead of a 2021 theatrical release by Lionsgate.

Quebec's generous tax credits and public subsidies have also allowed major VFX players for Hollywood to operate studios in Montreal, including Cinesite, Framestore, MPC, Rodeo FX, and Mr. X. There is still no word on when film production in Ontario and British Columbia — where the bulk of Hollywood film and TV production in Canada takes place — will resume.

Inside SAG-AFTRA's Efforts to Restart Production – and the Challenge of COVID Testing .
Visualizing what a Hollywood set will look like during a pandemic is much easier than turning that vision into a reality. In the week since health and labor officials outlined COVID-19 safety guidelines for resuming TV and film productions, Hollywood guilds like SAG-AFTRA have launched a new process to greenlight projects. Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, the COO and general counsel for SAG-AFTRA who has been overseeing the guild's approval process, hasIn the week since health and labor officials outlined COVID-19 safety guidelines for resuming TV and film productions, Hollywood guilds like SAG-AFTRA have launched a new process to greenlight projects.

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