U.K. Industry Debates Realistic Start Dates for Film and High-End TV Production

U.K. Industry Debates Realistic Start Dates for Film and High-End TV Production
The U.K.’s $4.5 billion film and high-end TV industry has turned its attention to when production can restart now that the country’s official coronavirus safety protocols have been published.

It’s likely that a number of major productions will be up and running as early as July, while September or October is a more realistic timeline for most. For others, it could be next year.

Warner Bros., for example, is reportedly keen to restart filming “The Batman,” starring Robert Pattinson in the title role, as soon as it is safely possible. Other major productions that were halted in the U.K due to coronavirus include Netflix’s “The Witcher” and Disney’s live-action “Little Mermaid.”

Published today, the British Film Commission’s 44-page set of guidelines provide a comprehensive framework for production to resume safely, although the road ahead remains complex, not least due to insurance considerations. As revealed by Variety,
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