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.

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 

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/07/06/uk-quarantine-exemption-to-kick-start-production

 

22nd June, 2020

Major UK studio reopens with approved Covid safety procedures 

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/06/22/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 

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/06/17/uk-creative-industries-take-hit-of-14bn-a-week-due-to-covid-19

 

3 June, 2020

US network show The Outpost resumes filming

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/06/03/exclusive-us-network-show-the-outpost-to-re-start-production-from-tomorrow

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

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/06/03/qa-with-andrej-carus-at-bas-production-talking-about-filming-in-slovenia

2 June, 2020

Mission: Impossible 7 set to return to Italy

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/06/02/mission-impossible-7-set-to-return-to-italy

1 June, 2020

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

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/06/01/uk-production-official-covid-19-safety-guidelines-greenlit

Australia releases Covid-safe guidelines to aid production restart

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/06/01/australia-releases-covid-safe-guidelines-to-aid-production-restart

29 May, 2020

South Africa open to productions again

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/05/29/south-africa-open-to-local-productions-again

26 May, 2020

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

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/05/26/czech-republic-opening-up-to-international-productions

India announces post-lockdown guidelines for production

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/05/26/india-announces-post-lockdown-guidelines-for-production-and-cinemas

22 May, 2020

How Ultra Pure is planning a socially distance shoot this summer

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/05/22/how-uk-sweden-feature-ultra-pure-is-planning-a-socially-distanced-shoot-this-s

21 May, 2020

Film London's Production Finance Market opens for applications

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/05/21/film-londons-production-finance-market-opens-for-applications

19 May, 2020

Q&A with Steve Lewis, The Empire, Iceland

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/05/19/qa-with-steve-lewis-the-empire-iceland

Hungary resumes filming after lockdown

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/05/19/hungary-resumes-filming-after-weeks-of-lockdown

18 May, 2020 

Safe production guidelines published for the UK 

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/05/18/safe-production-guidelines-published-for-the-uk

Iceland to allow in international productions

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/05/18/iceland-eases-quarantine-rules-to-allow-in-international-productions

14 May, 2020

Production set to resume in Poland  

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/05/14/production-set-to-resume-in-poland

13 May 2020

 Bectu outlines production restart member survey responses

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/05/13/bectu-outlines-production-restart-member-survey-responses-exclusive

12th May, 2020 

Canary Islands expected to resume filming imminently

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/05/12/canary-islands-expected-to-resume-outdoor-filming-imminently

UK government confirms film and TV production can restart

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/05/12/uk-government-confirms-film-and-tv-production-can-restart

Greek film production to restart next week

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/05/12/greek-film-production-to-restart-next-week

Polish Producers Alliance launches emergency fund with Netflix 

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/05/12/polish-producers-launch-emergency-fund-with-netflix

11 May, 2020

New Zealand approves protocols for production to resume 

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/05/11/new-zealand-approves-protocols-for-international-production-to-resume

 6 May, 2020

British Film Commission consults on resuming production in the UK 

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/05/06/british-film-commission-consults-on-resuming-production-in-the-uk

Spain increases filming incentive to 30%

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/05/06/spain-increases-filming-incentive-to-30

French government to set up temporary compensation fund for film shoots

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/05/06/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 

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/05/05/ted-sarandos-on-how-netflix-is-filming-in-south-korea-iceland-and-japan

4 May, 2020

Spain to open in phases from today

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/05/04/spain-to-open-in-phases-across-the-country-from-today

1 May, 2020

German director Philipp Leinemann partners with Sky Studios

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/05/01/german-director-philipp-leinemann-partners-with-sky-studios

 

30 April, 2020

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

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/30/exclusive-australia-could-be-opening-up-to-productions-in-weeks

Flanders' VAF launches €2m emergency production fund

https://www.screendaily.com/news/flanders-vaf-launches-2m-emergency-production-fund/5149479.article

29 April, 2020

Exclusive: Major international producers attracted to Iceland as filming resumes

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/29/exclusive-major-international-producers-attracted-to-iceland-as-filming-resumes

£2m BFI fund opens for suspended productions  

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/29/2m-bfi-fund-open-for-suspended-productions

Large gatherings banned in France until September

https://www.screendaily.com/news/french-cinemas-to-remain-closed-until-early-june-with-large-gatherings-banned-until-september/5149392.article

27 April, 2020

UK creative sector calls for government help after alarming survey

https://www.screendaily.com/news/uk-creative-sector-calls-for-government-help-after-alarming-survey/5149339.article

24 April, 2020

UK Film and TV Charity Fund runs dry 

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/24/film-and-tv-charity-fund-runs-dry

23 April, 2020

$50m relief package for New Zealand media industry 

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/23/50m-relief-package-for-new-zealand-media-industry

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

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/23/uk-vfx-firm-provides-training-manikins-for-medics-and-3d-printed-ppe

Production Service Network issue guidelines for safe shooting

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/22/production-service-network-issue-guidelines-for-safe-shooting

22 April, 2020

Hungary's Mafilm Studios to expand

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/22/hungarys-mafilm-studios-to-expand

Netflix and Italian Film Commissions launch relief fund

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/22/netflix-and-italian-film-commissions-launch-relief-fund

KFTV Report: How the industry is doing remote filming

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/14/how-the-industry-is-doing-remote-production-filming

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

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/22/my-remote-filming-life-shane-martin-executive-producer-uae

US Senate approves $500bn coronavirus aid package

https://www.itv.com/news/2020-04-21/us-senate-approves-500bn-dollar-coronavirus-aid-package/

21 April, 2020

Netflix smashes forecasts

https://www.screendaily.com/news/netflix-smashes-forecasts-adds-158m-global-subs-in-q1-amid-coronavirus-lockdown/5149226.article

Sony pushes Venom 2 into 2021

https://www.screendaily.com/news/sony-pictures-pushes-venom-2-into-2021/5149221.article

20 April, 2020

Sundance Institute launches $1m emergency relief fund

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/20/sundance-institute-launches-1m-emergency-coronavirus-relief-fund

Screen Ireland provides €4.5m coronavirus support measures

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/20/screen-ireland-provides-45m-coronavirus-support-measures

Alarm bells ring for UK freelancers after last-minute update

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/20/alarm-bells-ring-for-uk-freelancers-after-last-minute-update

Hollywood preparing for return to shooting with 3D location images

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/20/hollywood-preparing-for-return-to-shooting-with-3d-location-images

 Bectu, Pact join forces to lobby UK government over freelancers

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/20/bectu-pact-join-forces-to-lobby-uk-government-over-freelancers

Shooting in Hollywood not expected until August

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/19/business/media/coronavirus-hollywood-production-jobs.html?smid=tw-share&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=THR%27s%20Today%20in%20Entertainment_2020-04-20%2007:10:00_aweprin&utm_term=hollywoodreporter_tie

17 April, 2020

Covid-19: Spotlight on filming safely 

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/17/covid-19-spotlight-on-filming-safely

Neflix contributes €1m to Netherlands relief fund

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/17/netflix-contributes-1m-to-netherlands-relief-fund

16 April, 2020

Roger Corman calls for short films

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/16/roger-corman-calls-for-short-films

Australia production shutdown to cost more than $2bn

 https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/16/production-shutdown-to-cost-more-than-2bn-in-australia

15 April, 2020

£400k fund launched for Liverpool's creative industries 

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/15/400k-fund-for-liverpools-creative-sector

Netflix donates to Brazil, Mexico industry workers

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/15/netflix-donates-to-brazil-mexico-industry-workers-as-part-of-100m-relief-fund

New dates revealed for Cannes Marche du film online edition

https://www.screendaily.com/news/new-dates-revealed-for-cannes-marche-du-films-online-edition/5149017.article

14 April, 2020

How the industry is doing remote production filming

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/14/how-the-industry-is-doing-remote-production-filming

Worldwide funding and support initiatives for the industry

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/14/worldwide-funding-and-support-initiatives-for-the-industry

Creativity Media's Patrick Fischer talks about working from home

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/14/my-working-from-home-life-post-house-creativity-medias-patrick-fischer

Film and TV industry not dead

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/apr/14/covid-19-killed-the-film-industry-hollywood-coronavirus

 

9 April, 2020

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

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/09/screen-scotland-launches-1m-development-fund

Producers launch Hollywood relief fund

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/09/producers-bruna-papandrea-gregg-fienberg-launch-hollywood-relief-fund

BFI partners with UK cinemas to serve regional audiences

https://www.screendaily.com/news/bfi-partners-with-uk-cinemas-to-serve-regional-audiences-during-lockdown/5148913.article

8 April, 2020

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

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/08/channel-4-cuts-content-spend-by-150m-and-furloughs-10-of-staff

UK's emergency film and TV relief fund launched

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/08/uks-film-and-tv-emergency-fund-launches-as-93-of-freelancers-out-of-work

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

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/08/urgent-action-to-save-film-and-tv-sector-demanded-by-51-european-media-outfits

S4C launches £6m relief package for Wales

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/08/s4c-launches-6m-relief-package

Netflix backs coronavirus film and TV relief fund for France

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/08/netflix-backs-covid-19-film-and-tv-relief-fund-for-france

7 April 2020

Edinburgh TV Festival goes online for 2020 edition 

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/07/edinburgh-tv-festival-goes-online-for-2020

6 April 2020

Malta film and TV industry to receive support

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/06/malta-film-and-tv-industry-to-receive-funding-support

Advice for mental well-being while working from home 

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/06/home-working-advice-for-mental-wellbeing

3 April 2020

Sony sets up $100m coronavirus relief fund 

https://www.screendaily.com/news/sony-sets-up-100m-coronavirus-relief-fund/5148730.article

Cannes Lions cancels 2020 event and moves to June next year 

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/03/cannes-lions-cancels-2020-event-and-moves-to-june-2021

2 April 2020

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

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/02/exclusive-italys-veneto-region-offering-5m-fund-for-european-productions

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

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/02/monte-carlo-television-festival-the-latest-event-to-be-struck-by-covid-19-cancel


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

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/31/his-dark-materials-costume-dept-make-scrubs-for-coronavirus-medics

30 March, 2020 

Facebook sets up fund to support news journalists 

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/30/facebook-sets-up-100m-fund-to-prop-up-news-reporting

Creative Scotland launches three separate funds for the screen sector workforce 

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/30/creative-scotland-launches-multiple-funds-for-screen-sector-workforce

 27, March, 2020

UK government unveils plans to support self-employed

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/27/uk-government-unveils-plan-to-support-self-employed

Cannes responds to industry questions about postponment

https://www.screendaily.com/news/cannes-responds-to-industry-questions-around-postponement/5148555.article

26 March, 2020

UK public service broadcasters urge government to support freelance community 

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/26/uk-public-service-broadcasters-urge-government-support-for-freelance-community

Series Mania kicks of online digital forum

https://www.screendaily.com/news/series-mania-kicks-off-online-digital-forum-with-market-premieres-and-project-pitches-/5148481.article

25 March, 2020

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

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/13/the-global-world-order-is-under-threat-efa-chairman-tells-kftv

US stimulus package for movie theatre industry

https://www.screendaily.com/news/us-stimulus-package-breakthrough-could-literally-save-movie-theatre-industry/5148464.article

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

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/25/exclusive-barcelona-proposes-new-measures-including-tax-free-shoots-in-city

Wonder Woman 1984 postponed to August

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/25/wonder-woman-1984-postponed-to-august-due-to-coronavirus-outbreak

Sundance London and HK festivals postponed

https://www.screendaily.com/news/sundance-london-hong-kong-festivals-postponed-amid-coronavirus-pandemic/5148461.article

24 March, 2020


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

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/24/new-emergency-covid-19-fund-for-the-uk-production-industry

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

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/24/my-working-from-home-life-voltage-pictures-jonathan-deckter

What will happen to the films delayed by coronavirus?

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/mar/23/what-will-happen-to-the-films-delayed-by-coronavirus

ITV halts production on key shows, including Coronation Street

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-51998860

 

23 March, 2020

UK trade bodies issue £15bn freelancer coronavirus masterplan

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/23/uk-trade-bodies-issue-15bn-freelancer-coronavirus-masterplan

Exclusive: PSN Managing Director gives advice to production service providers

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/23/exclusive-psn-managing-directors-top-tips-for-production-service-providers

KFTV climate change and coronavirus report

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/20/time-for-change

 UK's ScreenSkills outlines workforce support measures

https://www.screendaily.com/news/uks-screenskills-outlines-workforce-support-measures/5148394.article

20 March, 2020

KFTV blog: Playing the long game

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/20/playing-to-our-strengths

Netflix pledges $100m relief package

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/21/netflix-pledges-100m-relief-package-amid-coronavirus-pandemic

Canadian audiovisual industry launches coronavirus taskforce

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/20/canadian-audiovisual-industry-launches-coronavirus-taskforce

V2. Escape from Hell to use remote filming methods

https://deadline.com/2020/03/timur-bekmambetov-vertical-v2-escape-from-hell-remote-filming-methods-during-coronavirus-crisis-1202886879/

 

19 March, 2020

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

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/19/directors-uk-calls-for-proportional-income-support-for-film-and-tv-freelancers

Production suspended on Reggie Yates' Pirates

https://www.screendaily.com/news/production-suspended-on-reggie-yates-directorial-debut-pirates/5148292.article

Coronavirus could last 18 months in the US

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/19/health/us-coronavirus-case-updates-thursday/index.html

Euros 130m for the film and theatre industry in Italy 

https://cineuropa.org/en/newsdetail/387095

Seattle International Film Festival cancelled

https://www.screendaily.com/news/seattle-international-film-festival-cancelled/5148278.article

Friends reunion special filming postponed

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/11205205/friends-reunion-special-postponed-due-to-coronavirus-outbreak-with-filming-pushed-back-to-at-least-may/

 

18 March, 2020

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

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/13/the-global-world-order-is-under-threat-efa-chairman-tells-kftv

Location managers set up fund for freelancers

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/18/location-managers-set-up-fund-for-junior-freelancers

Independents, agencies planning virtual Cannes market

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/18/independents-agencies-planning-virtual-cannes-market

MIPTV+ launches as coronavirus fuels digital drive

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/18/miptv-online-launches-as-coronavirus-fuels-industry-wide-digital-drive

UK's BFI cancels events and screenings

https://www.screendaily.com/news/uks-bfi-southbank-cancels-events-screenings-over-coronavirus-concerns/5148195.article

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

https://www.forbes.com/sites/joshwilson/2020/03/16/what-does-the-coronavirus-outbreak-mean-for-film-and-tv-production/

 

17 March, 2020

Avatar sequels shut down production in New Zealand

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/17/avatar-sequels-shut-down-production-in-nz

The Forgiven, starring Jessica Chastain and Ralph Fiennes halts production

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/17/the-forgiven-starring-ralph-fiennes-halts-production-in-morocco

Vancouver film and TV productions on hold

https://www.straight.com/movies/1373001/vancouver-film-and-tv-productions-hold-during-covid-19-pandemic

Series Mania launches digital forum

https://www.screendaily.com/news/series-mania-launches-digital-forum-initiative-following-cancellation/5148181.article

BFI chief pledges support to UK industry

https://www.screendaily.com/news/bfi-chief-pledges-support-to-uk-industry-amid-unprecedented-challenge/5148183.article

Geechee start of production in Dominican Republic suspended

https://www.screendaily.com/news/geechee-start-of-production-suspended-spc-pushes-the-climb-to-later-date/5148175.article

 Line of Duty filming is suspended

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-51913356

Star Wars filming ditched

https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/coronavirus-stars-wars-filming-ditched-21709164

Protagonist Pictures sets up video conferencing to keep business on track

https://www.screendaily.com/news/protagonist-pictures-sets-up-video-conferencing-facilities-to-keep-meetings-sales-business-on-track/5148223.article

 

16 March, 2020

Amazon shuts down Lord of the Rings production in NZ

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/16/amazon-shuts-down-lord-of-the-rings-production-in-nz

Netflix halts all US, Canada productions for two weeks

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/16/netflix-halts-all-us-canada-productions-for-two-weeks

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

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/16/disney-live-action-productions-on-hold

Universal suspends production on Jurassic World: Dominion and other features

https://www.screendaily.com/news/universal-suspends-production-on-jurassic-world-dominion-other-live-action-features/5148134.article

Warner Bros. suspends production of The Batman in the UK

https://www.thewrap.com/batman-suspends-production-coronavirus/

Fantastic Beasts 3 filming delayed

https://www.list.co.uk/article/115119-production-on-fantastic-beasts-3-delayed-due-to-coronavirus/

US adds UK to travel ban list

https://www.screendaily.com/news/us-adds-uk-to-travel-ban-list-amid-coronavirus-pandemic/5148139.article

Platino awards, Guadalajara, Cartegena postponed

https://www.screendaily.com/news/platino-awards-guadalajara-cartagena-postponed-over-coronavirus-concerns/5148131.article

LA, NY mayors order closure of cinemas

https://www.screendaily.com/news/la-new-york-mayors-order-cinema-closures-amid-coronavirus-pandemic/5148142.article

 

13 March, 2020

French government bans gatherings of more than 100

https://www.screendaily.com/news/french-exhibitors-vow-to-keep-cinemas-open-as-government-bans-gatherings-of-more-than-100-people/5148112.article

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

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/13/the-global-world-order-is-under-threat-efa-chairman-tells-kftv

UK film sector scrambles to respond to the coronavirus crisis

https://www.screendaily.com/news/uk-film-sector-scrambles-to-respond-to-the-coronavirus-crisis/5148114.article

Istanbul, Belfast film festivals become latest postponments

https://www.screendaily.com/news/istanbul-belfast-film-festivals-become-latest-coronavirus-postponements/5148119.article

Czech Republic to close borders Monday

https://news.expats.cz/coronavirus-in-the-czech-republic/breaking-czech-republic-to-close-borders-from-march-16-barring-residents-from-leaving-and-tourists-from-entering/

Slovakia closes borders for non-residents

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-12/slovakia-closes-borders-for-non-residents-to-fight-coronavirus

Ukraine to close entry for foreign citizens

https://www.kyivpost.com/ukraine-politics/ukraine-to-close-entry-for-foreign-citizens-amid-coronavirus.html?cn-reloaded=1

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

https://globalnews.ca/news/6670101/coronavirus-latin-america-travel-ban/

How Taiwain is containing the virus

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/13/how-taiwan-is-containing-coronavirus-despite-diplomatic-isolation-by-china

Australia announces crowd ban

https://telanganatoday.com/australian-pm-announces-crowd-ban-advises-citizens-to-reconsider-foreign-travel

Spain travel restrictions

https://www.express.co.uk/travel/articles/1254537/Spain-coronavirus-fco-travel-warning-is-it-safe

Netflix closes LA office

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/business/story/2020-03-12/netflix-closes-la-building-due-to-coronavirus-exposure

Tribeca film festival postponed

https://www.screendaily.com/news/tribeca-film-festival-postponed-amid-coronavirus-fears/5148072.article

Grey's anatomy halts production

https://tvline.com/2020/03/12/greys-anatomy-coronavirus-season-16-production-shut-down/

American Airlines, United Airlines set fare caps

https://eu.usatoday.com/story/travel/airline-news/2020/03/12/coronavirus-travel-ban-airlines-fare-caps-europe-flights-high-prices/5031633002/

 

12 March, 2020

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

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/12/denmarks-cphdox-cancels-physical-event-plans-virtual-stand-in-update

Exclusive: AFCI Week in LA postponed due to coronavirus

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/12/exclusive-afci-week-in-la-postponed-to-june-22-26

EU condemns US travel ban

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-51857462

CinemaCon cancelled as US imposes Euro travel ban to US

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/12/cinemacon-cancelled-as-trump-imposes-euro-travel-ban-to-us

Riverdale filming in Canada suspended

https://globalnews.ca/news/6663957/riverdale-filming-coronavirus-exposure/

UK expected to move to 'delay' phase with coronavirus

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51845861

India suspends visas in attempt to contain virus

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/03/india-suspends-visas-attempt-coronavirus-spread-200312035057594.html

 

11 March, 2020

Filming in LA slows due to coronavirus

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/business/story/2020-03-10/la-film-production-starts-to-feel-the-effect-of-coronavirus-fears

Troops sent to NY containment zone

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-51826317

Israel requires quarantine for everyone entering the country

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/03/09/813725832/coronavirus-israel-will-require-quarantine-for-everyone-entering-country?t=1583937464162

Coronavirus impact on Middle East grows

https://www.arabnews.com/node/1639921/middle-east

Korea's Jeonjo film festival postponed

https://www.screendaily.com/news/koreas-jeonju-international-film-festival-postponed-due-to-coronavirus/5148010.article

Where is the coronavirus in Latin America?

https://www.as-coa.org/articles/where-coronavirus-latin-america

Disney halts The Falcon and the Winter Soldier shoot

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/11/disney-halts-the-falcon-and-the-winter-soldier-shoot-in-prague

All Italian cinemas closed and productions halted until 3 April

https://www.screendaily.com/news/all-italian-cinemas-closed-and-film-production-halted-until-april-3/5148013.article

Cannes president optimistic

https://www.screendaily.com/news/cannes-president-pierre-lescure-optimistic-debunks-insurance-company-claims/5148007.article

Austria's Diagonale festival cancelled

https://www.screendaily.com/news/austrias-diagonale-film-festival-cancelled-as-coronavirus-spreads/5148014.article

Series Mania cancelled due to coronavirus

https://www.c21media.net/series-mania-cancelled/

Malaga Film Festival postponed

https://www.screendaily.com/news/malaga-film-festival-postponed-over-coronavirus-fears/5148005.article

Up to 70% of Germany could become infected

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-51835856

 

10 March, 2020

Latest film and TV projects affected by the coronavirus

https://www.indiewire.com/2020/03/coronavirus-cancellations-hollywood-entertainment-covid19-1202215596/

US industry explores virtual solutions to coronavirus outbreak

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/10/us-industry-explores-virtual-solutions-to-coronavirus-outbreak

LA counties shift away from quarantining

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-03-10/more-counties-shift-away-from-coronavirus-quarantines-urge-firms-to-allow-telecommuting

Coronavirus halts production of Mission: Impossible in Italy

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/10/coronavirus-halts-production-of-mission-impossible-movie-in-italy

UK spread of virus

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51768274

UAE confirms new coronavirus cases

https://www.gulftoday.ae/news/2020/03/10/uae-confirms-15-new-coronavirus-cases-total-number-infection-jumps-to-74

British Airways cancels flights to Italy

https://metro.co.uk/2020/03/10/british-airways-cancels-fights-italy-due-coronavirus-12375098/

Prague film festival cancelled

http://www.filmneweurope.com/festivals/item/119672-prague-international-film-festival-febiofest-in-czech-republic-cancelled-until-further-notice

Key Lithuanian and Croatian events latest coronavirus casualties

https://www.screendaily.com/news/lithuanias-meeting-point-vilnius-croatias-zagrebdox-latest-coronavirus-casualties/5147979.article

 

9 March, 2020

Bulgaria events "postponed" over coronavirus concerns

https://www.screendaily.com/news/bulgarias-sofia-film-festival-and-sofia-meetings-postponed-over-coronavirus-concerns/5147962.article

Beijing International Film Festival postponed

https://www.cinemaexpress.com/stories/news/2020/mar/09/beijing-international-film-festival-postponed-due-to-coronavirus-17421.html

France tightens coronavirus restrictions - impact on Cannes

https://www.screendaily.com/france-tightens-coronavirus-restrictions-as-cannes-speculation-intensifies/5147925.article

 

8 March, 2020

SXSW cancelled due to coronavirus

https://www.screendaily.com/news/sxsw-cancelled-due-to-coronavirus-concerns/5147922.article

 

5 March, 2020

Coronavirus could change the way we make TV

https://www.ibc.org/create-and-produce/how-the-coronavirus-could-change-the-way-we-make-tv/5546.article

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

https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2020/03/05/covid-19-jakarta-suspends-mass-gathering-filming-permits-as-part-of-containment-measures.html

 

4 March, 2020

Sony closes European offices due to coronavirus

https://www.screendaily.com/news/sony-closes-european-offices-due-to-coronavirus-fears/5147844.article



3 March, 2020

Hollywood monitoring coronavirus impact

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/03/hollywood-monitoring-coronavirus-as-industry-speculates-on-global-cost



20 February, 2020

China film industry counts the cost of coronavirus

https://www.screendaily.com/news/chinas-film-industry-counts-the-cost-of-coronavirus-outbreak/5147362.article

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

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/07/06/uk-quarantine-exemption-to-kick-start-production

 

22nd June, 2020

Major UK studio reopens with approved Covid safety procedures 

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/06/22/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 

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/06/17/uk-creative-industries-take-hit-of-14bn-a-week-due-to-covid-19

 

3 June, 2020

US network show The Outpost resumes filming

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/06/03/exclusive-us-network-show-the-outpost-to-re-start-production-from-tomorrow

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

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/06/03/qa-with-andrej-carus-at-bas-production-talking-about-filming-in-slovenia

2 June, 2020

Mission: Impossible 7 set to return to Italy

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/06/02/mission-impossible-7-set-to-return-to-italy

1 June, 2020

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

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/06/01/uk-production-official-covid-19-safety-guidelines-greenlit

Australia releases Covid-safe guidelines to aid production restart

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/06/01/australia-releases-covid-safe-guidelines-to-aid-production-restart

29 May, 2020

South Africa open to productions again

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/05/29/south-africa-open-to-local-productions-again

26 May, 2020

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

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/05/26/czech-republic-opening-up-to-international-productions

India announces post-lockdown guidelines for production

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/05/26/india-announces-post-lockdown-guidelines-for-production-and-cinemas

22 May, 2020

How Ultra Pure is planning a socially distance shoot this summer

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/05/22/how-uk-sweden-feature-ultra-pure-is-planning-a-socially-distanced-shoot-this-s

21 May, 2020

Film London's Production Finance Market opens for applications

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/05/21/film-londons-production-finance-market-opens-for-applications

19 May, 2020

Q&A with Steve Lewis, The Empire, Iceland

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/05/19/qa-with-steve-lewis-the-empire-iceland

Hungary resumes filming after lockdown

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/05/19/hungary-resumes-filming-after-weeks-of-lockdown

18 May, 2020 

Safe production guidelines published for the UK 

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/05/18/safe-production-guidelines-published-for-the-uk

Iceland to allow in international productions

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/05/18/iceland-eases-quarantine-rules-to-allow-in-international-productions

14 May, 2020

Production set to resume in Poland  

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/05/14/production-set-to-resume-in-poland

13 May 2020

 Bectu outlines production restart member survey responses

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/05/13/bectu-outlines-production-restart-member-survey-responses-exclusive

12th May, 2020 

Canary Islands expected to resume filming imminently

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/05/12/canary-islands-expected-to-resume-outdoor-filming-imminently

UK government confirms film and TV production can restart

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/05/12/uk-government-confirms-film-and-tv-production-can-restart

Greek film production to restart next week

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/05/12/greek-film-production-to-restart-next-week

Polish Producers Alliance launches emergency fund with Netflix 

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/05/12/polish-producers-launch-emergency-fund-with-netflix

11 May, 2020

New Zealand approves protocols for production to resume 

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/05/11/new-zealand-approves-protocols-for-international-production-to-resume

 6 May, 2020

British Film Commission consults on resuming production in the UK 

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/05/06/british-film-commission-consults-on-resuming-production-in-the-uk

Spain increases filming incentive to 30%

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/05/06/spain-increases-filming-incentive-to-30

French government to set up temporary compensation fund for film shoots

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/05/06/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 

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/05/05/ted-sarandos-on-how-netflix-is-filming-in-south-korea-iceland-and-japan

4 May, 2020

Spain to open in phases from today

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/05/04/spain-to-open-in-phases-across-the-country-from-today

1 May, 2020

German director Philipp Leinemann partners with Sky Studios

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/05/01/german-director-philipp-leinemann-partners-with-sky-studios

 

30 April, 2020

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

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/30/exclusive-australia-could-be-opening-up-to-productions-in-weeks

Flanders' VAF launches €2m emergency production fund

https://www.screendaily.com/news/flanders-vaf-launches-2m-emergency-production-fund/5149479.article

29 April, 2020

Exclusive: Major international producers attracted to Iceland as filming resumes

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/29/exclusive-major-international-producers-attracted-to-iceland-as-filming-resumes

£2m BFI fund opens for suspended productions  

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/29/2m-bfi-fund-open-for-suspended-productions

Large gatherings banned in France until September

https://www.screendaily.com/news/french-cinemas-to-remain-closed-until-early-june-with-large-gatherings-banned-until-september/5149392.article

27 April, 2020

UK creative sector calls for government help after alarming survey

https://www.screendaily.com/news/uk-creative-sector-calls-for-government-help-after-alarming-survey/5149339.article

24 April, 2020

UK Film and TV Charity Fund runs dry 

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/24/film-and-tv-charity-fund-runs-dry

23 April, 2020

$50m relief package for New Zealand media industry 

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/23/50m-relief-package-for-new-zealand-media-industry

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

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/23/uk-vfx-firm-provides-training-manikins-for-medics-and-3d-printed-ppe

Production Service Network issue guidelines for safe shooting

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/22/production-service-network-issue-guidelines-for-safe-shooting

22 April, 2020

Hungary's Mafilm Studios to expand

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/22/hungarys-mafilm-studios-to-expand

Netflix and Italian Film Commissions launch relief fund

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/22/netflix-and-italian-film-commissions-launch-relief-fund

KFTV Report: How the industry is doing remote filming

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/14/how-the-industry-is-doing-remote-production-filming

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

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/22/my-remote-filming-life-shane-martin-executive-producer-uae

US Senate approves $500bn coronavirus aid package

https://www.itv.com/news/2020-04-21/us-senate-approves-500bn-dollar-coronavirus-aid-package/

21 April, 2020

Netflix smashes forecasts

https://www.screendaily.com/news/netflix-smashes-forecasts-adds-158m-global-subs-in-q1-amid-coronavirus-lockdown/5149226.article

Sony pushes Venom 2 into 2021

https://www.screendaily.com/news/sony-pictures-pushes-venom-2-into-2021/5149221.article

20 April, 2020

Sundance Institute launches $1m emergency relief fund

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/20/sundance-institute-launches-1m-emergency-coronavirus-relief-fund

Screen Ireland provides €4.5m coronavirus support measures

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/20/screen-ireland-provides-45m-coronavirus-support-measures

Alarm bells ring for UK freelancers after last-minute update

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/20/alarm-bells-ring-for-uk-freelancers-after-last-minute-update

Hollywood preparing for return to shooting with 3D location images

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/20/hollywood-preparing-for-return-to-shooting-with-3d-location-images

 Bectu, Pact join forces to lobby UK government over freelancers

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/20/bectu-pact-join-forces-to-lobby-uk-government-over-freelancers

Shooting in Hollywood not expected until August

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/19/business/media/coronavirus-hollywood-production-jobs.html?smid=tw-share&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=THR%27s%20Today%20in%20Entertainment_2020-04-20%2007:10:00_aweprin&utm_term=hollywoodreporter_tie

17 April, 2020

Covid-19: Spotlight on filming safely 

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/17/covid-19-spotlight-on-filming-safely

Neflix contributes €1m to Netherlands relief fund

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/17/netflix-contributes-1m-to-netherlands-relief-fund

16 April, 2020

Roger Corman calls for short films

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/16/roger-corman-calls-for-short-films

Australia production shutdown to cost more than $2bn

 https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/16/production-shutdown-to-cost-more-than-2bn-in-australia

15 April, 2020

£400k fund launched for Liverpool's creative industries 

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/15/400k-fund-for-liverpools-creative-sector

Netflix donates to Brazil, Mexico industry workers

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/15/netflix-donates-to-brazil-mexico-industry-workers-as-part-of-100m-relief-fund

New dates revealed for Cannes Marche du film online edition

https://www.screendaily.com/news/new-dates-revealed-for-cannes-marche-du-films-online-edition/5149017.article

14 April, 2020

How the industry is doing remote production filming

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/14/how-the-industry-is-doing-remote-production-filming

Worldwide funding and support initiatives for the industry

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/14/worldwide-funding-and-support-initiatives-for-the-industry

Creativity Media's Patrick Fischer talks about working from home

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/14/my-working-from-home-life-post-house-creativity-medias-patrick-fischer

Film and TV industry not dead

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/apr/14/covid-19-killed-the-film-industry-hollywood-coronavirus

 

9 April, 2020

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

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/09/screen-scotland-launches-1m-development-fund

Producers launch Hollywood relief fund

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/09/producers-bruna-papandrea-gregg-fienberg-launch-hollywood-relief-fund

BFI partners with UK cinemas to serve regional audiences

https://www.screendaily.com/news/bfi-partners-with-uk-cinemas-to-serve-regional-audiences-during-lockdown/5148913.article

8 April, 2020

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

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/08/channel-4-cuts-content-spend-by-150m-and-furloughs-10-of-staff

UK's emergency film and TV relief fund launched

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/08/uks-film-and-tv-emergency-fund-launches-as-93-of-freelancers-out-of-work

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

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/08/urgent-action-to-save-film-and-tv-sector-demanded-by-51-european-media-outfits

S4C launches £6m relief package for Wales

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/08/s4c-launches-6m-relief-package

Netflix backs coronavirus film and TV relief fund for France

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/08/netflix-backs-covid-19-film-and-tv-relief-fund-for-france

7 April 2020

Edinburgh TV Festival goes online for 2020 edition 

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/07/edinburgh-tv-festival-goes-online-for-2020

6 April 2020

Malta film and TV industry to receive support

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/06/malta-film-and-tv-industry-to-receive-funding-support

Advice for mental well-being while working from home 

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/06/home-working-advice-for-mental-wellbeing

3 April 2020

Sony sets up $100m coronavirus relief fund 

https://www.screendaily.com/news/sony-sets-up-100m-coronavirus-relief-fund/5148730.article

Cannes Lions cancels 2020 event and moves to June next year 

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/03/cannes-lions-cancels-2020-event-and-moves-to-june-2021

2 April 2020

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

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/02/exclusive-italys-veneto-region-offering-5m-fund-for-european-productions

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

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/04/02/monte-carlo-television-festival-the-latest-event-to-be-struck-by-covid-19-cancel


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

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/31/his-dark-materials-costume-dept-make-scrubs-for-coronavirus-medics

30 March, 2020 

Facebook sets up fund to support news journalists 

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/30/facebook-sets-up-100m-fund-to-prop-up-news-reporting

Creative Scotland launches three separate funds for the screen sector workforce 

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/30/creative-scotland-launches-multiple-funds-for-screen-sector-workforce

 27, March, 2020

UK government unveils plans to support self-employed

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/27/uk-government-unveils-plan-to-support-self-employed

Cannes responds to industry questions about postponment

https://www.screendaily.com/news/cannes-responds-to-industry-questions-around-postponement/5148555.article

26 March, 2020

UK public service broadcasters urge government to support freelance community 

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/26/uk-public-service-broadcasters-urge-government-support-for-freelance-community

Series Mania kicks of online digital forum

https://www.screendaily.com/news/series-mania-kicks-off-online-digital-forum-with-market-premieres-and-project-pitches-/5148481.article

25 March, 2020

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

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/13/the-global-world-order-is-under-threat-efa-chairman-tells-kftv

US stimulus package for movie theatre industry

https://www.screendaily.com/news/us-stimulus-package-breakthrough-could-literally-save-movie-theatre-industry/5148464.article

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

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/25/exclusive-barcelona-proposes-new-measures-including-tax-free-shoots-in-city

Wonder Woman 1984 postponed to August

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/25/wonder-woman-1984-postponed-to-august-due-to-coronavirus-outbreak

Sundance London and HK festivals postponed

https://www.screendaily.com/news/sundance-london-hong-kong-festivals-postponed-amid-coronavirus-pandemic/5148461.article

24 March, 2020


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

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/24/new-emergency-covid-19-fund-for-the-uk-production-industry

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

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/24/my-working-from-home-life-voltage-pictures-jonathan-deckter

What will happen to the films delayed by coronavirus?

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/mar/23/what-will-happen-to-the-films-delayed-by-coronavirus

ITV halts production on key shows, including Coronation Street

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-51998860

 

23 March, 2020

UK trade bodies issue £15bn freelancer coronavirus masterplan

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/23/uk-trade-bodies-issue-15bn-freelancer-coronavirus-masterplan

Exclusive: PSN Managing Director gives advice to production service providers

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/23/exclusive-psn-managing-directors-top-tips-for-production-service-providers

KFTV climate change and coronavirus report

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/20/time-for-change

 UK's ScreenSkills outlines workforce support measures

https://www.screendaily.com/news/uks-screenskills-outlines-workforce-support-measures/5148394.article

20 March, 2020

KFTV blog: Playing the long game

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/20/playing-to-our-strengths

Netflix pledges $100m relief package

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/21/netflix-pledges-100m-relief-package-amid-coronavirus-pandemic

Canadian audiovisual industry launches coronavirus taskforce

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/20/canadian-audiovisual-industry-launches-coronavirus-taskforce

V2. Escape from Hell to use remote filming methods

https://deadline.com/2020/03/timur-bekmambetov-vertical-v2-escape-from-hell-remote-filming-methods-during-coronavirus-crisis-1202886879/

 

19 March, 2020

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

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/19/directors-uk-calls-for-proportional-income-support-for-film-and-tv-freelancers

Production suspended on Reggie Yates' Pirates

https://www.screendaily.com/news/production-suspended-on-reggie-yates-directorial-debut-pirates/5148292.article

Coronavirus could last 18 months in the US

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/19/health/us-coronavirus-case-updates-thursday/index.html

Euros 130m for the film and theatre industry in Italy 

https://cineuropa.org/en/newsdetail/387095

Seattle International Film Festival cancelled

https://www.screendaily.com/news/seattle-international-film-festival-cancelled/5148278.article

Friends reunion special filming postponed

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/11205205/friends-reunion-special-postponed-due-to-coronavirus-outbreak-with-filming-pushed-back-to-at-least-may/

 

18 March, 2020

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

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/13/the-global-world-order-is-under-threat-efa-chairman-tells-kftv

Location managers set up fund for freelancers

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/18/location-managers-set-up-fund-for-junior-freelancers

Independents, agencies planning virtual Cannes market

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/18/independents-agencies-planning-virtual-cannes-market

MIPTV+ launches as coronavirus fuels digital drive

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/18/miptv-online-launches-as-coronavirus-fuels-industry-wide-digital-drive

UK's BFI cancels events and screenings

https://www.screendaily.com/news/uks-bfi-southbank-cancels-events-screenings-over-coronavirus-concerns/5148195.article

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

https://www.forbes.com/sites/joshwilson/2020/03/16/what-does-the-coronavirus-outbreak-mean-for-film-and-tv-production/

 

17 March, 2020

Avatar sequels shut down production in New Zealand

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/17/avatar-sequels-shut-down-production-in-nz

The Forgiven, starring Jessica Chastain and Ralph Fiennes halts production

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/17/the-forgiven-starring-ralph-fiennes-halts-production-in-morocco

Vancouver film and TV productions on hold

https://www.straight.com/movies/1373001/vancouver-film-and-tv-productions-hold-during-covid-19-pandemic

Series Mania launches digital forum

https://www.screendaily.com/news/series-mania-launches-digital-forum-initiative-following-cancellation/5148181.article

BFI chief pledges support to UK industry

https://www.screendaily.com/news/bfi-chief-pledges-support-to-uk-industry-amid-unprecedented-challenge/5148183.article

Geechee start of production in Dominican Republic suspended

https://www.screendaily.com/news/geechee-start-of-production-suspended-spc-pushes-the-climb-to-later-date/5148175.article

 Line of Duty filming is suspended

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-51913356

Star Wars filming ditched

https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/coronavirus-stars-wars-filming-ditched-21709164

Protagonist Pictures sets up video conferencing to keep business on track

https://www.screendaily.com/news/protagonist-pictures-sets-up-video-conferencing-facilities-to-keep-meetings-sales-business-on-track/5148223.article

 

16 March, 2020

Amazon shuts down Lord of the Rings production in NZ

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/16/amazon-shuts-down-lord-of-the-rings-production-in-nz

Netflix halts all US, Canada productions for two weeks

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/16/netflix-halts-all-us-canada-productions-for-two-weeks

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

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/16/disney-live-action-productions-on-hold

Universal suspends production on Jurassic World: Dominion and other features

https://www.screendaily.com/news/universal-suspends-production-on-jurassic-world-dominion-other-live-action-features/5148134.article

Warner Bros. suspends production of The Batman in the UK

https://www.thewrap.com/batman-suspends-production-coronavirus/

Fantastic Beasts 3 filming delayed

https://www.list.co.uk/article/115119-production-on-fantastic-beasts-3-delayed-due-to-coronavirus/

US adds UK to travel ban list

https://www.screendaily.com/news/us-adds-uk-to-travel-ban-list-amid-coronavirus-pandemic/5148139.article

Platino awards, Guadalajara, Cartegena postponed

https://www.screendaily.com/news/platino-awards-guadalajara-cartagena-postponed-over-coronavirus-concerns/5148131.article

LA, NY mayors order closure of cinemas

https://www.screendaily.com/news/la-new-york-mayors-order-cinema-closures-amid-coronavirus-pandemic/5148142.article

 

13 March, 2020

French government bans gatherings of more than 100

https://www.screendaily.com/news/french-exhibitors-vow-to-keep-cinemas-open-as-government-bans-gatherings-of-more-than-100-people/5148112.article

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

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/13/the-global-world-order-is-under-threat-efa-chairman-tells-kftv

UK film sector scrambles to respond to the coronavirus crisis

https://www.screendaily.com/news/uk-film-sector-scrambles-to-respond-to-the-coronavirus-crisis/5148114.article

Istanbul, Belfast film festivals become latest postponments

https://www.screendaily.com/news/istanbul-belfast-film-festivals-become-latest-coronavirus-postponements/5148119.article

Czech Republic to close borders Monday

https://news.expats.cz/coronavirus-in-the-czech-republic/breaking-czech-republic-to-close-borders-from-march-16-barring-residents-from-leaving-and-tourists-from-entering/

Slovakia closes borders for non-residents

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-12/slovakia-closes-borders-for-non-residents-to-fight-coronavirus

Ukraine to close entry for foreign citizens

https://www.kyivpost.com/ukraine-politics/ukraine-to-close-entry-for-foreign-citizens-amid-coronavirus.html?cn-reloaded=1

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

https://globalnews.ca/news/6670101/coronavirus-latin-america-travel-ban/

How Taiwain is containing the virus

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/13/how-taiwan-is-containing-coronavirus-despite-diplomatic-isolation-by-china

Australia announces crowd ban

https://telanganatoday.com/australian-pm-announces-crowd-ban-advises-citizens-to-reconsider-foreign-travel

Spain travel restrictions

https://www.express.co.uk/travel/articles/1254537/Spain-coronavirus-fco-travel-warning-is-it-safe

Netflix closes LA office

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/business/story/2020-03-12/netflix-closes-la-building-due-to-coronavirus-exposure

Tribeca film festival postponed

https://www.screendaily.com/news/tribeca-film-festival-postponed-amid-coronavirus-fears/5148072.article

Grey's anatomy halts production

https://tvline.com/2020/03/12/greys-anatomy-coronavirus-season-16-production-shut-down/

American Airlines, United Airlines set fare caps

https://eu.usatoday.com/story/travel/airline-news/2020/03/12/coronavirus-travel-ban-airlines-fare-caps-europe-flights-high-prices/5031633002/

 

12 March, 2020

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

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/12/denmarks-cphdox-cancels-physical-event-plans-virtual-stand-in-update

Exclusive: AFCI Week in LA postponed due to coronavirus

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/12/exclusive-afci-week-in-la-postponed-to-june-22-26

EU condemns US travel ban

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-51857462

CinemaCon cancelled as US imposes Euro travel ban to US

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/12/cinemacon-cancelled-as-trump-imposes-euro-travel-ban-to-us

Riverdale filming in Canada suspended

https://globalnews.ca/news/6663957/riverdale-filming-coronavirus-exposure/

UK expected to move to 'delay' phase with coronavirus

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51845861

India suspends visas in attempt to contain virus

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/03/india-suspends-visas-attempt-coronavirus-spread-200312035057594.html

 

11 March, 2020

Filming in LA slows due to coronavirus

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/business/story/2020-03-10/la-film-production-starts-to-feel-the-effect-of-coronavirus-fears

Troops sent to NY containment zone

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-51826317

Israel requires quarantine for everyone entering the country

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/03/09/813725832/coronavirus-israel-will-require-quarantine-for-everyone-entering-country?t=1583937464162

Coronavirus impact on Middle East grows

https://www.arabnews.com/node/1639921/middle-east

Korea's Jeonjo film festival postponed

https://www.screendaily.com/news/koreas-jeonju-international-film-festival-postponed-due-to-coronavirus/5148010.article

Where is the coronavirus in Latin America?

https://www.as-coa.org/articles/where-coronavirus-latin-america

Disney halts The Falcon and the Winter Soldier shoot

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/11/disney-halts-the-falcon-and-the-winter-soldier-shoot-in-prague

All Italian cinemas closed and productions halted until 3 April

https://www.screendaily.com/news/all-italian-cinemas-closed-and-film-production-halted-until-april-3/5148013.article

Cannes president optimistic

https://www.screendaily.com/news/cannes-president-pierre-lescure-optimistic-debunks-insurance-company-claims/5148007.article

Austria's Diagonale festival cancelled

https://www.screendaily.com/news/austrias-diagonale-film-festival-cancelled-as-coronavirus-spreads/5148014.article

Series Mania cancelled due to coronavirus

https://www.c21media.net/series-mania-cancelled/

Malaga Film Festival postponed

https://www.screendaily.com/news/malaga-film-festival-postponed-over-coronavirus-fears/5148005.article

Up to 70% of Germany could become infected

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-51835856

 

10 March, 2020

Latest film and TV projects affected by the coronavirus

https://www.indiewire.com/2020/03/coronavirus-cancellations-hollywood-entertainment-covid19-1202215596/

US industry explores virtual solutions to coronavirus outbreak

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/10/us-industry-explores-virtual-solutions-to-coronavirus-outbreak

LA counties shift away from quarantining

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-03-10/more-counties-shift-away-from-coronavirus-quarantines-urge-firms-to-allow-telecommuting

Coronavirus halts production of Mission: Impossible in Italy

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/10/coronavirus-halts-production-of-mission-impossible-movie-in-italy

UK spread of virus

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51768274

UAE confirms new coronavirus cases

https://www.gulftoday.ae/news/2020/03/10/uae-confirms-15-new-coronavirus-cases-total-number-infection-jumps-to-74

British Airways cancels flights to Italy

https://metro.co.uk/2020/03/10/british-airways-cancels-fights-italy-due-coronavirus-12375098/

Prague film festival cancelled

http://www.filmneweurope.com/festivals/item/119672-prague-international-film-festival-febiofest-in-czech-republic-cancelled-until-further-notice

Key Lithuanian and Croatian events latest coronavirus casualties

https://www.screendaily.com/news/lithuanias-meeting-point-vilnius-croatias-zagrebdox-latest-coronavirus-casualties/5147979.article

 

9 March, 2020

Bulgaria events "postponed" over coronavirus concerns

https://www.screendaily.com/news/bulgarias-sofia-film-festival-and-sofia-meetings-postponed-over-coronavirus-concerns/5147962.article

Beijing International Film Festival postponed

https://www.cinemaexpress.com/stories/news/2020/mar/09/beijing-international-film-festival-postponed-due-to-coronavirus-17421.html

France tightens coronavirus restrictions - impact on Cannes

https://www.screendaily.com/france-tightens-coronavirus-restrictions-as-cannes-speculation-intensifies/5147925.article

 

8 March, 2020

SXSW cancelled due to coronavirus

https://www.screendaily.com/news/sxsw-cancelled-due-to-coronavirus-concerns/5147922.article

 

5 March, 2020

Coronavirus could change the way we make TV

https://www.ibc.org/create-and-produce/how-the-coronavirus-could-change-the-way-we-make-tv/5546.article

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

https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2020/03/05/covid-19-jakarta-suspends-mass-gathering-filming-permits-as-part-of-containment-measures.html

 

4 March, 2020

Sony closes European offices due to coronavirus

https://www.screendaily.com/news/sony-closes-european-offices-due-to-coronavirus-fears/5147844.article



3 March, 2020

Hollywood monitoring coronavirus impact

https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/03/03/hollywood-monitoring-coronavirus-as-industry-speculates-on-global-cost



20 February, 2020

China film industry counts the cost of coronavirus

https://www.screendaily.com/news/chinas-film-industry-counts-the-cost-of-coronavirus-outbreak/5147362.article

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