Safety Protocols for COVID-19 and the fight for global production share

Developing the right protocols are the key to enticing producers to production centres here and around the world.

To get the world back into production, each culture has to demonstrate a considerable level of safety on location, which is pinned first and foremost to the spread of infection. 

It only takes one sick person to stop an entire production. Overseas partners will be even more sensitive because they generally earn more money, have combative agents, and have a specific contract period. This all adds up to antsy negotiations. So each culture is developing some kind of formal protocol which will articulate the lineaments of a COVID-19 production precisely.

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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.