What a Reopened Hollywood Looks Like: COVID-19 Officers on Set and Budgeting for More Shutdowns

“There isn’t any one moment where there’s going to be a flip of a switch, ” HBO production executive Jay Roewe says

Hollywood is waiting and ready (as much as it can be) to get back to work nearly three months after industry-wide production was halted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Despite the industry’s COVID-19 Task Force coming together on a set of guidelines, there still remains a lot of uncertainty. That was among the main takeaways during a webinar featuring a group of physical production executives on Wednesday, hosted by Entertainment Partners. Everyone agreed Hollywood is facing an unprecedented situation that will require a larger level of collaboration than ever before — and an incredible amount of flexibility.

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Tim Baysinger

Tim Baysinger

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