Studios and Guilds in Talks on How to Safely Resume Filming After Lockdown

“Is it even possible to do big blockbusters that require loads of extras in makeup with social distancing?” one production executive tells TheWrap

For the past several weeks, Hollywood’s studios and labor unions have been quietly working to build a set of rules that will protect workers when the coronavirus lockdown ends and filming is allowed to resume. But the process is expected to be long and complicated.

While retail stores and offices may have a relatively straightforward path to implementing social distancing protocols, close contact is an inevitable part of the job for film and TV productions. From hair and makeup to camera operating and set construction, there’s plenty of practices that will have to change even before Hollywood addresses the work actors do in front of the camera.

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Jeremy Fuster

Jeremy Fuster

Box Office Reporter • jeremy.fuster@thewrap.com