Major Film Exec Thinks Hollywood Productions Can Resume In Six Weeks
While the sports industry has seen a major boost in recent weeks — the German Bundesliga resumed while, while various other leagues such as the NHL and Premier League have begun rolling out their return-to-play strategies — the entertainment industry has been less fortunate, as there is currently no concrete indication of when business can resume.
At this time, Christopher Nolan’s 11th directorial effort Tenet is set to hit theaters on July 17, but outside of that, not much is known about how and when Hollywood can re-open.
According to Blumhouse CEO Jason Blum, the studio is hopeful that they’ll be able to shoot a film on the Universal lot in California in about six weeks’ time.
“We’re not gonna put into practice anything different than what the governor is suggesting. And I think the thing that I’m most focused on is making sure that we’re putting a plan together with all the guilds, and I want to make sure the guilds are conformable and feel good about the plan as opposed to coming up with the plan and just saying, ‘Hey this is what we’re doing. Can we get your rubber stamp of approval?’ Because they want to get their members back to work but they obviously have a ton of concerns,” Blum said.
“And so I think what we’re doing most differently on this movie is taking the guidelines from the government and then concocting a plan with our friends at all the guilds so that we do something that not just we or Universal, but that all of the people that we work with and their representatives feel positive about that and get a consensus, and it’s been going well.”
“It’s an enormous amount of work, but it’s been moving slowly but surely forward and, knock on wood – no, not for sure – but I think we’ll be able to shoot something in about six weeks.” [via Collider]
Hopefully Blum is right, because if he is, then 2021 is going to be absolutely STACKED with major movie releases.
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