It comes after a brand new message from the Los Angeles County Division of Public Well being final week mentioned the business ought to “strongly contemplate” pausing manufacturing “for just a few weeks”.
“Though music, TV and movie productions are allowed to function, we ask you to strongly contemplate pausing work for just a few weeks throughout this catastrophic surge in Covid circumstances,” the well being division’s message mentioned (by way of Deadline). “Determine and delay larger threat actions, and give attention to lower-risk work for now, if in any respect attainable.”
Including that “journey for manufacturing functions is at the moment not suggested,” the message acknowledged that travelling for manufacturing functions will increase virus-related threat “by making it extra possible that folks will find yourself collectively in autos or indoors in less-controlled settings”.
“Hospitals are full just about in all places,” the message added, asking studios and executives to “preserve forged and crew near dwelling”.
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Now, as Variety report, Warner Bros have confirmed that reveals together with Shameless and Netflix‘s You’ll not return to filming as deliberate from subsequent week, as an alternative hoping to start manufacturing as soon as once more from the week of January 11.
Common TV, in the meantime, has additionally acknowledged that its plan is to return on January 11 following the newly-announced hiatus, however that its present Brooklyn 9-9 could also be out of motion for an additional week after that.
Different studios pausing manufacturing embrace twentieth Tv and ABC Signature, who’ve between them paused manufacturing on 16 reveals.
The message from the general public well being division, despatched on December 24, follows a surge of recent coronavirus circumstances in Los Angeles county.
Thus far, there have been a complete of 719,833 coronavirus circumstances in whole within the Los Angeles space, and practically 10,000 deaths.
Again in March, because the pandemic started to unfold globally, it was estimated that coronavirus may cost the film industry $20 billion (£16.3 billion).