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The "root-and-branch rethink" of the film and TV production industry

This article offers great insight into the significant challenges being faced by the entire production industry currently, and how it is already adapting to the issues posed by the last few months.

As usual, the bigger international players have been able to react the quickest and rely on technology, global resources and deep pockets to innovate. Local independent offerings don't have those luxuries, but it is encouraging to see broadcasters, financiers and industry bodies step up to help.

The hope for all is that through creative, financial and legal changes behind the scenes, the amount of noticeable adaptations to content already in production can be kept to a minimum for the most important people: the viewers.

For Netflix and the whole production industry — from big-budget Hollywood movies such as Mission: Impossible 7 to broadcasters churning out soap episodes — the pandemic has meant a root-and-branch rethink of how filming is done, actors dress and interact, and all those extra costs can be funded.


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