Hollywood Producers on Filmmaking Post COVID-19: ‘Necessity Breeds Invention’ (Video)

TheGrill 2020: “I don’t know if we’re going to get back to normal — we’re going to have a new normal,” producer Linda Berman says

For almost six months, Hollywood executives and producers have been figuring out how to safely resume production, and with that, new policies have had to be put in place and filmmakers have had to pivot in the way they make content. And according to many producers, we’re never going to get back to the way things were pre-COVID — instead, we’re going to a face a “new normal.”

“Necessity breeds invention,” Linda Berman, who is currently in pre-production on “The Mahalia Jackson Story” in Vancouver, said during a producers roundtable at TheWrap’s annual media conference TheGrill, presented by NFP and Lifetime. “I don’t know if we’re going to get back to normal — we’re going to have a new normal and we’re all going to have to pivot to figure out what the next steps are to be creative in this environment.”

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Beatrice Verhoeven

Beatrice Verhoeven

Senior Film Reporter