Film Schools Brace for Virtual Classes and New Production Protocols

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“What the industry will end up doing is probably not something that’s going to be feasible at an educational institution,” one film school dean tells TheWrap

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Film schools will spend the summer anticipating what a fall semester trying to shoot student films will look like amid a pandemic. Hollywood, meanwhile, is trying to establish new production protocols for the industry, but what works for Hollywood may not necessarily work for all students. Universities across the country will have the added complication of trying to juggle those demands, while also educating remotely or in socially distant conditions. Each college has its own challenges depending on its size, location and access to technology. “We want to give the students the opportunity that they would get and that they paid for,” Henry Grillo, the interim dean for the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) said.