Uncertainty is the new reality for productions on location: what was once a no-brainer (shoot in film-friendly locations with incentives) is now a complex puzzle to be solved. Some go-to production states and countries require a 14-day quarantine period for out-of-towners; others including Louisiana and Georgia do not. If Covid-19 cases decline or surge, then current quarantine regulations for out-of-state or international above- and below-the-line personnel will change. In the meantime, during this state of watch-and-wait limbo, consider these well-appointed hotels and resorts as places where an extended stay would be as pleasant, physically distanced and enriched as possible.
There’s no government mandate for quarantine prior to production in Louisiana. To meet increasing demand, the city’s hotels (Hotel Monteleone
is a production favorite) and B&Bs (Audubon Cottages and Melrose Mansion reopen Sept. 17) are returning to service. The 30-room, antique-filled Soniat House Hotel (pictured above) specializes in privacy: sheltered balconies,