Movie trade replace: How a shot-in-B.C. present will resume manufacturing safely

After months of COVID-related closures, B.C.’s movie and TV trade has been inexperienced lit to renew manufacturing. However how will the trade guarantee hundreds of staff again on set keep secure?

CTV Morning Dwell spoke to Shawn Williamson, producer of “The Good Physician,” about what will probably be totally different because the forged and crew reunites.


The present, which airs on CTV, is shot in B.C.’s Decrease Mainland, and Williamson mentioned preparations are underway for a restart subsequent month.

Williamson mentioned Tuesday that the preparations began about three weeks in the past, “however the protocols are fully totally different to what we’re used to.”

Provincial company WorkSafeBC has issued tips to the trade. Every studio is taking a unique method, Williamson mentioned, however forged and crew on “The Good Physician” are screened as they arrive at work every day.


A nurse checks their temperature, and asks questions on their well being.

Masks are worn all through the places of work and levels, and hand sanitizer stations have been put in within the space.

Units are being altered to permit extra room for bodily distancing, and digital camera operators are utilizing cranes to get farther from the present’s forged.


Williamson mentioned the quarantine guidelines are seemingly the largest problem.

Anybody travelling to B.C. from exterior the nation is required to quarantine for 14 days. Throughout that point, they can’t attend work in particular person, although some are in a position to work remotely.

The present’s cinematographer simply completed his two weeks of isolation, and the lead, U.Okay. actor Freddie Highmore, is presently in quarantine in B.C., Williamson mentioned.


“It’s workable, it is simply it creates new challenges. A few of them are monetary, and a few of them, after all, are psychological well being points,” he mentioned.

“Someone in a small lodge room caught with none actual connection for 2 weeks presents challenges,” he mentioned.

Highmore is right here along with his associate after leaving a cottage “someplace in the midst of England,” Williamson mentioned, and is in contact day by day with colleagues.


“He loves Vancouver, they’re each blissful right here, in order that is not robust.”

Watch the total interview above for extra from Williamson’s interview.