State Production Guidelines in the Age of COVID-19

Published on in Miscellaneous

By Media Services Payroll 

With California production reopening today, June 12, including in Los Angeles County, filmmakers are eager to know where and when production can begin all over the country. Comprehensive COVID-19 production guidelines are highly sought after for every conceivable filming location in the U.S.

State-by-State Production Reopening  Guidelines During COVID-19

As we close in on three months of stay-at-home orders in some places, many states have reopened for film production, with certain limitations and safety precautions in place. Others never closed for filming.

Production companies have even relocated offices or entire film shoots to areas of the country with lower infection rates or less stringent restrictions on production in the age of COVID-19. However, it should be noted that not a single state or municipality appears to be entirely without COVID-19 production guidelines, at least in voluntary form.

Seeking a Production Guidelines Standard for COVID-19

While Media Services Payroll provides a comprehensive hub for state production guidelines in the age of COVID-19, the biggest movement to date has been the establishment of an industry white paper on reopening production safely, put out by the AMPTP’s Industry-Wide Labor Management Safety Committee in consultation with several union offices, film officials and medical professionals. 

Film offices without state production guidelines of their own largely point to the white paper as their recommended “best practices.”

Guidelines from the 22-page white paper include standard hygiene and social distancing practices, as well as industry-specific recommendations for such areas as casting, working with performers, transportation and meals – no more communal grazing at the craft services table!

You can find that industry white paper on the Media Services hub, as well as a running list of states that have opened up film production to some extent during the COVID-19 pandemic. Updated links to all available state production guidelines are available there as well.

 

ProductionHUB ProductionHUB Logo

Related Blog Posts
IP-based Video Solutions are Changing the Content Production Workflow
IP-based Video Solutions are Changing the Content Production Workflow
Live video production via IP, and specifically over the Internet, is transforming the content consumed by the public, offering producers an array of new workflow options that were unimaginable even a few years ago. There has been a recent influx of video conferencing tools like Zoom, WebEx and others, being used on a daily basis for traditional broadcasts by major TV networks. The ability to "bring in" remote presenters, guest speakers and international contributors are rapidly transforming not only the traditional broadcast market but also the educational, religious, and government production workflows. The presence of live feeds became an integral part of everyday content regardless of distribution, OTA, OTT, or via social media on the web.
Published on Thursday, July 9, 2020
5 Remote Tips for Colorists
5 Remote Tips for Colorists
Color is one part of the creative process that has distinct advantages to being completed in person. Typically, you’re working with the original footage, which can be quite large and hard to transfer over the internet. If you’re the client, it’s best to see exactly what the colorist is seeing. If you’re the colorist, you definitely want your client approving the color on your color calibrated monitor.
Published on Monday, June 22, 2020
Why I’m Not Freaking Out About the Covid-19 Shutdown
Why I’m Not Freaking Out About the Covid-19 Shutdown
The Coronavirus really snuck up on me, like it did for everyone. I was off to a busy start this year, running up and down California, shooting content for several different projects, when I began to hear murmurs of this looming threat. One day, my barber was showing me an N95 mask that he had stood in line to purchase that morning. But…this was coming from a guy who has told me at length his theories on Big-Foot, and UFOs. So the truth was, like many people, I didn’t know how seriously to take all of this in the beginning.
Published on Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Comments

There are no comments on this blog post.

You must be logged in to leave a comment.