CORONAVIRUS LATEST: KFTV's daily coverage of its impact and reaction worldwide

As the coronavirus spreads across the globe, forcing countries into emergency measures, here KFTV provides the latest coverage on its effects in different locations.

By Chris Evans 10 Mar 2020

CORONAVIRUS LATEST: KFTV's daily coverage of its impact and reaction worldwide

As the coronavirus spreads across the globe, forcing countries into emergency measures, here KFTV provides daily coverage on its effects in different locations.

We will particularly focus now on funding initiatives, how companies are coping, and which territories are emerging from the crisis.

See links below for the latest coverage so far…


6th July, 2020

UK quarantine exemption for key incoming production staff


22nd June, 2020

Major UK studio reopens with approved Covid safety procedures


17 June, 2020 

UK: Creative industries take hit of £1.4bn a week due to Covid-19


3 June, 2020

US network show The Outpost resumes filming

Q&A with Andrej Caruso at Bas Production about filming in Slovenia

2 June, 2020

Mission: Impossible 7 set to return to Italy

1 June, 2020

UK production set to resume as government greenlights Covid-19 safety guidance

Australia releases Covid-safe guidelines to aid production restart

29 May, 2020

South Africa open to productions again

26 May, 2020

Marvel, Amazon and Netflix projects returning to shoot in Czech Republic

India announces post-lockdown guidelines for production

22 May, 2020

How Ultra Pure is planning a socially distance shoot this summer

21 May, 2020

Film London's Production Finance Market opens for applications

19 May, 2020

Q&A with Steve Lewis, The Empire, Iceland

Hungary resumes filming after lockdown

18 May, 2020 

Safe production guidelines published for the UK

Iceland to allow in international productions

14 May, 2020

Production set to resume in Poland

13 May 2020

 Bectu outlines production restart member survey responses

12th May, 2020 

Canary Islands expected to resume filming imminently

UK government confirms film and TV production can restart

Greek film production to restart next week

Polish Producers Alliance launches emergency fund with Netflix

11 May, 2020

New Zealand approves protocols for production to resume

 6 May, 2020

British Film Commission consults on resuming production in the UK

Spain increases filming incentive to 30%

French government to set up temporary compensation fund for film shoots

5 May, 2020

Ted Sarandos details how Netflix is filming in South Korea, Iceland and Japan

4 May, 2020

Spain to open in phases from today

1 May, 2020

German director Philipp Leinemann partners with Sky Studios


30 April, 2020

Exclusive: Australia could be "opening up to productions in weeks"

Flanders' VAF launches €2m emergency production fund

29 April, 2020

Exclusive: Major international producers attracted to Iceland as filming resumes

£2m BFI fund opens for suspended productions

Large gatherings banned in France until September

27 April, 2020

UK creative sector calls for government help after alarming survey

24 April, 2020

UK Film and TV Charity Fund runs dry

23 April, 2020

$50m relief package for New Zealand media industry

UK VFX firm makes manikins for training medics and makes PPE from 3D printing

Production Service Network issue guidelines for safe shooting

22 April, 2020

Hungary's Mafilm Studios to expand

Netflix and Italian Film Commissions launch relief fund

KFTV Report: How the industry is doing remote filming

My remote filming life: Shane Martin, Boomtown Productions, UAE

US Senate approves $500bn coronavirus aid package

21 April, 2020

Netflix smashes forecasts

Sony pushes Venom 2 into 2021

20 April, 2020

Sundance Institute launches $1m emergency relief fund

Screen Ireland provides €4.5m coronavirus support measures

Alarm bells ring for UK freelancers after last-minute update

Hollywood preparing for return to shooting with 3D location images

 Bectu, Pact join forces to lobby UK government over freelancers

Shooting in Hollywood not expected until August

17 April, 2020

Covid-19: Spotlight on filming safely

Neflix contributes €1m to Netherlands relief fund

16 April, 2020

Roger Corman calls for short films

Australia production shutdown to cost more than $2bn

15 April, 2020

£400k fund launched for Liverpool's creative industries

Netflix donates to Brazil, Mexico industry workers

New dates revealed for Cannes Marche du film online edition

14 April, 2020

How the industry is doing remote production filming

Worldwide funding and support initiatives for the industry

Creativity Media's Patrick Fischer talks about working from home

Film and TV industry not dead


9 April, 2020

Screen Scotland opens up £1m ring-fenced development fund for Scottish

Producers launch Hollywood relief fund

BFI partners with UK cinemas to serve regional audiences

8 April, 2020

Channel 4 cuts content spend by £150m and furloughs 10% of staff

UK's emergency film and TV relief fund launched

Urgent action to save film and TV Sector demanded by EU media outlets

S4C launches £6m relief package for Wales

Netflix backs coronavirus film and TV relief fund for France

7 April 2020

Edinburgh TV Festival goes online for 2020 edition

6 April 2020

Malta film and TV industry to receive support

Advice for mental well-being while working from home

3 April 2020

Sony sets up $100m coronavirus relief fund

Cannes Lions cancels 2020 event and moves to June next year

2 April 2020

Veneto region of Italy sets up €5m fund to attract filmmakers once things pick up again

Monte-Carlo Television Festival latest event to be struck by Covid-19 cancellation

31 March 2020 
The costume team on His Dark Materials are making scrubs for Covid-19 medics

30 March, 2020 

Facebook sets up fund to support news journalists

Creative Scotland launches three separate funds for the screen sector workforce

 27, March, 2020

UK government unveils plans to support self-employed

Cannes responds to industry questions about postponment

26 March, 2020

UK public service broadcasters urge government to support freelance community

Series Mania kicks of online digital forum

25 March, 2020

Corona industry comments: "We have been safely filming in studios"

US stimulus package for movie theatre industry

Exclusive: Barcelona proposes new measures, including tax free shoots in the city

Wonder Woman 1984 postponed to August

Sundance London and HK festivals postponed

24 March, 2020

The BFI and The Film and TV Charity launch an emergency relief fund for the UK production industry

Voltage Pictures' Jonathan Deckter talks about his working from home life

What will happen to the films delayed by coronavirus?

ITV halts production on key shows, including Coronation Street


23 March, 2020

UK trade bodies issue £15bn freelancer coronavirus masterplan

Exclusive: PSN Managing Director gives advice to production service providers

KFTV climate change and coronavirus report

 UK's ScreenSkills outlines workforce support measures

20 March, 2020

KFTV blog: Playing the long game

Netflix pledges $100m relief package

Canadian audiovisual industry launches coronavirus taskforce

V2. Escape from Hell to use remote filming methods


19 March, 2020

Directors UK calls for proportional income support for film and TV freelancers

Production suspended on Reggie Yates' Pirates

Coronavirus could last 18 months in the US

Euros 130m for the film and theatre industry in Italy

Seattle International Film Festival cancelled

Friends reunion special filming postponed


18 March, 2020

Corona impact: "There's so much experienced crew out there, we can take our pick"

Location managers set up fund for freelancers

Independents, agencies planning virtual Cannes market

MIPTV+ launches as coronavirus fuels digital drive

UK's BFI cancels events and screenings

What does the coronavirus outbreak mean for film and TV production?


17 March, 2020

Avatar sequels shut down production in New Zealand

The Forgiven, starring Jessica Chastain and Ralph Fiennes halts production

Vancouver film and TV productions on hold

Series Mania launches digital forum

BFI chief pledges support to UK industry

Geechee start of production in Dominican Republic suspended

 Line of Duty filming is suspended

Star Wars filming ditched

Protagonist Pictures sets up video conferencing to keep business on track


16 March, 2020

Amazon shuts down Lord of the Rings production in NZ

Netflix halts all US, Canada productions for two weeks

Disney halts all live-action productions, including The Little Mermaid

Universal suspends production on Jurassic World: Dominion and other features

Warner Bros. suspends production of The Batman in the UK

Fantastic Beasts 3 filming delayed

US adds UK to travel ban list

Platino awards, Guadalajara, Cartegena postponed

LA, NY mayors order closure of cinemas


13 March, 2020

French government bans gatherings of more than 100

"The global world order is under threat!," EFA Chairman tells KFTV

UK film sector scrambles to respond to the coronavirus crisis

Istanbul, Belfast film festivals become latest postponments

Czech Republic to close borders Monday

Slovakia closes borders for non-residents

Ukraine to close entry for foreign citizens

Costa Rica, Peru among Lat American states ramping up travel bans

How Taiwain is containing the virus

Australia announces crowd ban

Spain travel restrictions

Netflix closes LA office

Tribeca film festival postponed

Grey's anatomy halts production

American Airlines, United Airlines set fare caps


12 March, 2020

Denmark's CPH: DOX plans virtual replacement for physical event

Exclusive: AFCI Week in LA postponed due to coronavirus

EU condemns US travel ban

CinemaCon cancelled as US imposes Euro travel ban to US

Riverdale filming in Canada suspended

UK expected to move to 'delay' phase with coronavirus

India suspends visas in attempt to contain virus


11 March, 2020

Filming in LA slows due to coronavirus

Troops sent to NY containment zone

Israel requires quarantine for everyone entering the country

Coronavirus impact on Middle East grows

Korea's Jeonjo film festival postponed

Where is the coronavirus in Latin America?

Disney halts The Falcon and the Winter Soldier shoot

All Italian cinemas closed and productions halted until 3 April

Cannes president optimistic

Austria's Diagonale festival cancelled

Series Mania cancelled due to coronavirus

Malaga Film Festival postponed

Up to 70% of Germany could become infected


10 March, 2020

Latest film and TV projects affected by the coronavirus

US industry explores virtual solutions to coronavirus outbreak

LA counties shift away from quarantining

Coronavirus halts production of Mission: Impossible in Italy

UK spread of virus

UAE confirms new coronavirus cases

British Airways cancels flights to Italy

Prague film festival cancelled

Key Lithuanian and Croatian events latest coronavirus casualties


9 March, 2020

Bulgaria events "postponed" over coronavirus concerns

Beijing International Film Festival postponed

France tightens coronavirus restrictions - impact on Cannes


8 March, 2020

SXSW cancelled due to coronavirus


5 March, 2020

Coronavirus could change the way we make TV

Jakarta suspends permits for mass gatherings, including film shoots, as part of coronavirus measures


4 March, 2020

Sony closes European offices due to coronavirus

3 March, 2020

Hollywood monitoring coronavirus impact

20 February, 2020

China film industry counts the cost of coronavirus

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