As Hollywood Maps Out Its Return, New On-Set Protocols Take Center Stage

The shuttered Warner Bros. studio lot on April 8, 2020, as TV and film production halt amid a coronavirus pandemic.








Studios and guilds are debating a phased approach that includes pretesting for antibodies, quarantining sets and airline-style packaged meals: “The days of doing an eight-episode show and traveling to five countries are done.”

Amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, when predicting the future may seem futile, there’s at least one thing Hollywood is in agreement on: When the industry is eventually able to start up production again, film and TV sets are going to look very different. Gone are the days of grazing on the communal snacks at the craft services table, inviting friends and family to pop over to the set and maybe even kissing scenes between actors — at least until a coronavirus vaccine is widely available.



Source:  The Hollywood Reporter | Bryn Elise Sandberg, Etan Vlessing
April 27, 2020