The coronavirus pandemic continues its progress in Spain and in different parts of the world: one of the most affected continues to be the United States, where cities such as The Angels they have had to introduce new regulations and precautionary advice in order to fight against the increase in cases. In this sense, although local government officials have decided not to ban late-night shoots, urge producers to avoid filming during this next month due to growth of the COVID-19 infection curve.
Hollywood continues its fight against COVID-19
Los Angeles County and the City of Los Angeles issued a statement last Wednesday that prohibited night filming. However, since FilmLA (via Variety) report that hours later they rectified: “Los Angeles County and the City of Los Angeles inform FilmLA that filming will not be limited to the hours between 5 am / 7 am and 10 pm, as previously announced. Filmmakers are strongly encouraged to stay within those limits, if possible., and that they are aware of the impact on the community while the limited stay-at-home order is in effect in California. “
The FilmLA agency made the announcement following California’s new state order that requires citizens to stay in their homes, and which came into effect on November 21. The objective is stop all non-essential work and meetings from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.; similar to the “curfew” that we can find in Spain. This order is extended until December 21.
Filmmakers are advised not to shoot at night
“With the increase in coronavirus cases and many sectors of the economy reeling, FilmLA asks all industry customers to be vigilant to help protect jobs and public health“, asks the agency, while remembering that the situation of the COVID-19 pandemic is” unpredictable “and that the regulation could end up affecting any industry in the state.