'The Coronavirus and the TV & Film industry' by Erol Mehmet
Medical staff around the world are superheroes fighting the Coronavirus. Globally, we are beginning to win the battle and our lives are starting to return to the new normal. Cinemas are due to reopen this month in the UK, cobwebs will be removed from the camera rolls and the popcorn machine will start popping once more.
Health and safety will be at an all-time high in movie theatres and it will be the hottest topic in production meetings. After all, the film company owners and the Producers are the first port of call that are accountable for accidents and some illnesses (due to negligence).
**There’s been no lights, no camera and no action for months…**
The Coronavirus bought TV and film production to its knees back in March, the cameras stopped rolling, film production companies and actors retreated to their homes.
Some battened down the hatches, others turned to online platforms such as Tik Tok to keep in touch with their fans and followers. Favourite shows did reruns and golden oldies graced our TV screens once more.
**The rich and famous aren’t immune to the virus***
The deadly virus isn’t prejudiced, it’s a cruel, invisible disease and even the rich and famous don’t get special treatment. At the end of March Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson revealed that they had contracted the virus whilst working in Australia on an unnamed movie. Thankfully they both made a full recovery and Tom Hanks is now in the news reiterating to everyone how important it is to wear face coverings because of the virus.
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