In keeping with a raft of new COVID-19 safety protocols going into effect this month across the recently reopened film and TV business, the 2.0 Entertainment founder behind the blockbusters Bad Boys for Life and Peter Rabbit tells Vulture that movie productions are about to look a lot different than anything he’s seen in his 27-year tenure as a studio executive and former co-president of production at Sony Pictures. His latest feature project — already equipped with a director, script, and budget — is set to roll cameras soon in Hollywood North, with the outskirts of Vancouver doubling for the Colorado Rockies. To shoot in Canada, Belgrad’s cast and crew will endure two weeks of government-mandated quarantine. They will also self-isolate for the duration of filming; staying at a single hotel, shuttling between the lodgings and a limited number of outdoor sets and sound stages. Outside visitors will be barred from setting foot anywhere near the production lest … [Read more...] about What Will Life on a Movie Set Look Like in 2020?
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South African smokers fume at coronavirus cigarette ban8) Keeping it simpleFor weeks, it seemed, everyone was talking about finding and building ventilators. But the experience of frontline doctors in Cape Town has already shown that simpler, cheaper and less-intrusive devices can play a far more important role. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus in South Africa: Eight lessons for the rest of the continent
The firm's public relations chief, Kate Oliver, said: 'BNP Paribas Real Estate manages the common areas of this building and for all our managed spaces we are following the official advice of PHE regarding anything related to COVID-19. Separately the occupiers will follow their own policies and procedures for their occupied space.' … [Read more...] about 90 infected in UK: Sony and Nike become latest big names to shut British sites as Apple store is cleaned by hazmat suit workers and chief medical officer warns Britons WILL die from deadly bug
Lord David Blunkett, the former Labour Home Secretary, says: 'One practical solution is to reduce the social distancing regulations in line with World Health Organisation recommendations. Most of the rest of the world is keeping a healthy distance of one metre apart, and this is the rule we need to adopt' … [Read more...] about The two-metre meltdown: MPs claim three out of four pubs, restaurants, hotels and travel businesses could go bust unless guideline is relaxed