BREAKING FILM NEWS

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

"Covid-19' - Fighting Back



Despite the deadly 'Covid-19' virus plague unleashed on an unsuspecting world, the Hollywood movie industry, battered but not beaten, is fighting back, prepping new productions with responsible 'pandemic' safeguards firmly in place:


INTERACTIONS WITH PERFORMERS


"Consider requiring any individuals who interact in close proximity with a performer to wear a mask and face shield and to wash/sanitize hands. Any such interactions, especially if the performer is not able to wear a mask, should be kept as brief as possible.



CLOSE PROXIMITY AND INTIMACY



"Consider alternative methods to achieve film sequences such as shooting scenes at angles that physical distancing can be maintained. Consider scheduling those scenes strategically and seek the advice of trained specialists (i.e. for stunt and/or intimacy) to discuss protocols and reduced risk options for the preparation and performance of such scenes. The performer has the right to refuse close contact with other performers, such as hugging, kissing, and stunts requiring close contact.

BACKGROUND (EXTRAS)


"Consider background holding and change areas that allow for at least 6 feet per person, including arranging for background holding to be outdoors, if possible, and weather permitting.



STUNTS


"Areas dedicated and isolated for training and rehearsals should be large enough to allow for ample physical distancing and ventilation.



MINORS


"Consideration should be given to extra time, planning, and diligence that may be required when child performers will be on set (for e.g. for young children who may find physical distancing difficult).


VOICE OVER 


"Consider avoiding group recording sessions that require more than one person to be in the recording booth at a time, especially when singing or vocal projections are required.


HAIR AND MAKEUP


Disinfect all hair and makeup products, tools and equipment with appropriate disinfecting solutions or equipment (e.g. UVCs) after each use. Additional measures to limit instances in which multiple individuals will be required to use or interact with the same equipment or materials for hair and makeup, may include: Providing makeup application tools and supplies for each performer and use only on that individual. Keep in individually labeled bags. Mixing makeup on disposable palettes, as possible. Use only one 'Reel Hair Color Palette' per performer, or, depot a 'Reel Color' refill into a smaller container. Depot hair and makeup products, artificial blood, etc. where possible.


CASTING


"Performers should be advised in advance of audition if close contact or intimacy is a requirement of the script. Those performers engaged without an audition, such as stunt performers, stand-ins, photo-doubles and background performers should be advised in advance of booking..."



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