Covid-19: sector scrambles to make sense

Industry trembles on the edge of chaos as producers realise they have reached the end of the known world.

As productions like Clickbait and Elvis get the wobbles and stop, some producers are hoping this will last for a short time, like Wuhan, and they can restart. The majority of the advice, however, is that Covid-19 will peak around August. hoping to get going again quickly.

Either way, the immediate problem is caused by the same rules that everyone else is stuck with. Will we be seriously shut down as a society? Will schools shut? Can people move between countries? Can a production survive someone being tested?

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.