Lights, Camera, Safety: Film and TV Production Is Coming Back to Texas
By Richard Whittaker, Austin Chronicle
Businesses have found three possible responses to the coronavirus. Option one, ignore it (and the continuing exponential increase in cases shows the dangers there). Option two, get everyone to work from home for as long as possible. But what about industries that can't work from home, like films? That's where option three comes in: Make the workspace as safe as possible. That's what's happening in the Texas film, television, and commercial industries, as producers and unions are coming together to cautiously set the cameras rolling again. Texas Motion Picture Association Communications Director Mindy Raymond explained, "The first stage, we were in pre-production on reopening Texas. Now we're in the second stage, as we're in production, and people are working out what they need to move ahead."
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