monidaw1 wrote: Quote:
When will movie and TV shows resume filming?
I would think Wrestlmania, Smackdown and Major League Baseball have already laid the groundwork for that by showing you can sequester production to closed studios or empty stadiums in Arizona for baseball. I'm hoping football follows suit maybe even letting a limited number of fans in by taking out the extra seats so they're 6 feet apart. It's not like Fed Ex field used all those seats anyway!!!!!!
Sorry bro, not even close to the same thing. We're not comparing apples to oranges, it's more like apples to fire trucks. Sure, they both can be red but not much similarity beyond that.
Here's an article: Coronavirus' effect on Hollywood
The sheer logistics of making a TV show or movie is mind boggling. I didn't understand that myself until I was actually a part of the process. The film crew is at least 100 people: directors, producers, production assistants, camera operators, best boys, gaffers, lighting, sound guys, grips, man it goes on and on. That's just to shoot a scene.
To get to that point you need workers to construct the set, paint/decorate it, prop people to fill it up with stuff.
All of these people have to eat so you will need a place to dine in and caterers to prepare the food.
How can you cast people to appear in the show if no one is allowed to leave their house to audition?
Where are you going to film? Most states have now enacted some sort of stay at home rules for the next couple of months at least.
Not every Hollywood actor lives in Los Angeles. With travel restrictions it will be very difficult to get everyone together.
It takes 60-90 days+ of insane hours (12-18 sometimes) in close proximity to dozens of people at a time to get these things done. It is not an easy task. Even the smallest production I was in still numbered just over 20 people overall.
Trust me on this one, and I take no pleasure in saying this, but we are almost certainly going to see a lag in all TV shows and movies for at least a year if not longer.
I have actually gotten a couple of offers lately for shows that are being produced entirely remotely. I have had to decline because I don't have that kind of equipment. Maybe that could work. Get a bunch of footage and then green screen it or CGI the hell out of it.