COVID Testing Halts Bold and the Beautiful Production


Hollywood is gearing up after COVID 19 halts production.

The producers and cast of of the CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful reportedly began filming on Wednesday following weeks of quarantine due to COVID 19.

Unfortunately, there was another production hiatus and filming has been ‘paused’ at the Television City Studios in Los Angeles so the production crew can, ‘better accommodate the large volume of COVID 19 testing needed.

The long-running soap opera halted production along with dozens of other TV shows in mid-March as the coronavirus kept spreading, and it was the first show to come back under new safety guidelines, though now filming is halted yet again.

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About The Bold and the Beautiful. Set in the glamorous world of the Los Angeles fashion scene, this soap opera focuses on the wealthy and powerful Forrester family. Its company, Forrester Creations, is the leader in the fashion industry. Add in the machinations of rival businesses and families, and you’ve got a classic set-up.

Covid Guidelines Film and Television Industry
The joint report from the Directors Guild of America, SAG-AFTRA, IATSE and the Teamsters outlines what will be required of productions that want to begin filming again, with such restrictions expected to continue until there is a vaccine for COVID-19 or other developments that would reduce fears of spreading the coronavirus.

The report, titled “The Safe Way Forward,” creates the new on-set role of health safety supervisor (and associated department), who will oversee the implementation of the guidelines. Frequent COVID-19 testing will be required, as will the creation of zones to provide maximum protection to those in the crew and cast who can’t wear protective equipment or maintain social distancing.

The guidelines build on the group’s white paper delivered to California‘s and New York‘s governors earlier this month as well as Los Angeles County guidance this week that effectively gave the green light for music, film and television productions to resume. Continued here

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