The California Department of Health lifted regulations last week for film and television productions in Los Angeles. The majority of studios have not resumed filming however NBC Universal, one of Hollywood’s biggest lots, has experimented with production areas to lessen the chance of COVID-19 spreading according to Deadline.
The studio is uniquely crafting a schedule that implements safety first, running tester shoots on their lot last Friday in order to go through a “production-resumption exercises” via Comicbook.com. Other techniques included cast and crew members following through possible scenarios that production could possibly face while filming in order to ensure the entirety of is safe from the coronavirus. With the Fall television schedule recently released, the crew is expected to quickly grasp such safety measures as their focus merges into filming.
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These practices scenarios went through the daily check-in process which includes coronavirus and temperature testing, this then leads into safety procedures for catering, mic tests and the shooting of scenes according to Deadline. The studio’s F&A section was transformed into workrooms for mask and hand sanitizer production.
With coronavirus cases spiking in Los Angeles county, most of the 10,000 staffers usually working at NBC Universal’s Los Angeles location will attend to their jobs remotely.