Pandemic Productions Prevail

By Rahul Kapur


2020 has been a wild ride for the world of entertainment. The global shutdown caused the delay of filming for many movies and television shows; however, some of these productions decided to resume filming at locations where the outbreak is contained.


First, the television show “The Conners,” a sitcom series that is a spinoff of “Roseanne,” a popular show in the 1990s, is filming in Los Angeles with minimal crew members and without an in-studio audience. They prepared safety protocols months in advance that were aligned with the state guidelines, including wearing masks, enhancing cleaning measures, and regular testing for the virus. They are even incorporating a coronavirus pandemic into their season three storyline.


Another production that resumed filming was “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” which came back to 30 Rock Studios. The show is being produced in New York City with no live audience and guests streaming from home. In addition, the production has many safety checks, a masked crew, and a socially-distanced band that plays in every show.


Source by Saanvi Mirchandani

"The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" has resumed production during the pandemic by taking proper safety precautions.


The movie “Avatar” was one of James Cameron’s biggest hits of all time, and filming for the sequel only started now, 11 years after the original movie’s release. The production of this movie was given the go from New Zealand to begin production again with a mandatory 14 day self-isolation period for everyone involved. For the safety of those in the production, all of the team members have masks and have to follow protocols from that country.


“People should be careful when making these shows. They should take care of themselves first,” said junior Lance Ng.


The sixth movie in the “Jurassic Park” franchise, which is called “Jurassic World: Dominion,” is also back in production. The Jurassic Park franchise is one of the most popular movie franchises in the world. The most recent production came back on July 6 with temperature and antibody checks. Producers also keep a limit to how many people can be in each office at once so it would not get too crowded.


“People who are making these shows even though COVID cases are at an all-time high are too casual,” said junior Philip John.