As of June 12, movie production in Hollywood will be allowed to resume… but how will things be different as the the COVID-19 pandemic rages on?
A leaked 22-page document authored by the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, a group comprised of Hollywood studios, as well as Dr. Daniel Uslan, an infectious disease specialist at UCLA Medical Center, contains a list of guidelines that – in addition to affecting everyone working on a set – are just PLAIN WEIRD. It’s a new era in Hollywood for sure!
Among the very firm suggestions:
- “Close contact moments” like romantic interludes or sex scenes should “either be rewritten, abandoned or CGI (computer-based imagery) fixes them.”
- The guidelines also advise that any fight scenes be reconsidered.
- In addition to the new rules for on-screen action, crew members will have to wear protective gear onset and every set will have to have a ‘coronavirus compliance officer’ present.
- Minors who might be overactive are to be relocated to off-set locations
- It’s suggested that actors and crew members keep petting animal actors to a minimum.
- TV shows will continue to broadcast without live audiences present.
- Plus, casting directors will be required to conduct auditions behind plexiglass barriers.
So… none of THIS:
(via Instinct; Photos: Pixabay and MediaPunch)