Post by chalametthegreat on Apr 22, 2020 10:24:14 GMT -8
Simone, thanks so much for sharing these articles. When I read through them, it reminds me how a lot of our jobs are all connected and dependent on each other from health care to insurance to catering to cleaning to customer service. I work in insurance claims so I am constantly evaluating risks and liabilities.
I want the movie, television, and live theatre industries to get back up and running as soon as possible so that people can have jobs again. And because I hope we can look forward to new entertainment in 2021 and beyond since so many good productions have been stopped. But my God as the article points out, it is truly a thankless task to reimagine industries built on personal interaction in front of and behind a camera. Studio executives must be having sleepless nights.
Obviously I pray for a vaccine or treatment every day of my life. But in the event that cannot happen, I think some type of testing has to be the answer where people can be confident that their coworkers wont get others sick. And that's not just in entertainment but all our work places. It is just going to take months rather than weeks to ramp up unfortunately. At the end of the day, I still have optimism that this damn disease may peter out on its own like other ones in history. Maybe not this year and all at once but sooner than we think I hope.
P.S. I so look forward to the day when we can discuss upcoming film news and gossip again that has nothing to do with coronavirus haha!
Sadly, Covid-19 is not going to "peter out", nope, this one is here to stay and we have to adapt to it by developing a vaccine and drug regimes to help prevent getting sick, or curing the ailment in a time frame that helps people recover faster without too much of a detriment to them physically, and economically.
The industry is on full alert on how to resume filming productions and film festivals while the global healthcare crisis is still at the peak. But life does and must go on but we'll have to adapt to it.
I booked a hotel for TIFF in September, considering that ALL my other activities April-July have been canceled. I'm preparing for a modified TIFF with social distancing, and with this Variety article below, they are going forward with TIFF, but major aspects of it will be digital, and rightly so.
Post by chalametthegreat on Apr 22, 2020 20:37:28 GMT -8
I agree that adaptation is the key going forward until if and when the medical advances happen as you say. I still personally believe that God willing if the social distancing continues to work well and gets this cruel thing out of all our bodies so we are not carriers and enough people already have the disease in the population and wont get it again, there may be a chance, arguably a small one, that the virus cant find other viable human hosts to latch onto to spread. Once that happens, the virus would die down at least until the next wave. But that's just my personal hypothesis.
And I think it is so wonderful you have booked TIFF. I know it has been a shitty year and many of your good plans got uprooted. A week from today I would have been preparing to fly to London for Timothee and our Club Chalamet meetup. I was looking forward to some good English beers too. Hopefully we can both do that trip under much better conditions sometime in 2021 or later. Who knows when they will reschedule right now.
TIFF is definitely on my list to do one day. Toronto is a beautiful city. I havent planned any other trips or vacations right now just because I want to see how things progress over next month or two with this virus. I have so many family and friends to see now due to the spring being a disaster and upending fun weekends I had planned.
I will bet that TIFF will happen in a better environment by September 2020 and that you will have an amazing time. I am curious what events will be virtual and if say fans like me could participate if I want to from home. This kind of technological change can be a positive development for all festivals going forward. I'm glad TIFF thinking in a creative manner.
Do you think Dune could premiere at TIFF? If that were to happen, I would dedunitely consider making a Canadian trip Haha. But my hunch is that Dune will probably still be in post production until November at the very least and won't screen at a festival in advance of its release. Now the French Dispatch on the other hand?! I bet that could premiere at TIFF or New York. But I am sure Wes Anderson wants a French premiere since the movie is set in France. Maybe Venice premiere if that goes forward?
No, Dune won't be at TIFF, but French Dispatch could. But I'm not holding my breath for anything related to Timmy playing there, I've been going to TIFF since 2004, so Timmy films don't factor into my TIFF visits. But Covid-19 is a big deal and has wrecked havoc around the world. We adapt or die and a lot of people aren't taking it seriously. They want things to be back to "normal" again and feel inconvenienced by the stay at home orders. It's just a crazy time right now and I'm really looking forward to TIFF. But to get tickets and book the flight.
Post by chalametthegreat on Apr 22, 2020 21:28:54 GMT -8
I definitely want to go to TIFF one day regardless of who is there or what is playing. My film tastes are broad enough that I can always find something to see and attend. I dont think I'll do it this year but definitely sometime down the road.
Here is a newly updated article with much more details about how Hollywood is managing filming until there is a vaccine for Covid-19. Intimacy scenes are all but killed (if there needs to be one, it'll be spliced together with actors filming on different days), and filming overseas is dead for now.
I can't see CMBYN 2 being filmed under these conditions.
Post by chalametthegreat on Apr 27, 2020 18:10:26 GMT -8
This article is extremely smart and well written and does not fall into hyperbole like some other media do on this subject. The money quote is at the end when the person says that some of these changes should have happened before the pandemic. Yep, that's how safety measures always work ... after a tragedy.
Hollywood will change and adapt of course but hopefully based on reason and facts and not hysteria until there is a vaccine available or better medical treatment or massive testing. I think it's a damn shame even though reasonable and understandable that location shooting is unlikely for now until as long as two years dependent upon the story of this pandemic.
I agree with you not only about CMBYN2 but also Dune Part II. These types of movies look amazing and feel authentic because of filming in incredible places. I would delay Dune Part II and CMBYN2 until location shooting can be safe and therefore acceptable again and have the same cinematic quality as Dune Part I and CMBYN. There are just some things you cant replicate well on a computer!
Here is the latest article from The Hollywood Reporter in the vein of the theme of this thread:
Plastic Shields, Interview Pods, No More Entourages: Red Carpets' New Normal?
Brad Pitt is seen connecting with fans in Mexico ahead of a showing of Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood Victor Chavez/Getty Images
Dr. Agus, founding director and CEO of the Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine at USC, says it could be 12-18 months before a vaccine and because of that, changes are necessary to fight a virus that has proven to be devastating for some while others don't even know they have it. “This is an insidious enemy,” he notes. “Asymptomatic people can spread it, so even though you feel good and nothing is wrong, you may be a spreader. That’s what we all worry about and that’s why there’s going to be extra precautions for large gatherings.”
Agus adds that modes of interaction will have to be redefined including seating, spacing and even who is allowed in. “There may be immunity certificates showing those who can’t catch or it spread it any longer, allowing those people to walk the red carpet line with confidence not having to worry about spreading it.”
Still, others remain skeptical of major events happening until there’s a vaccine or herd immunity. “Everyone feels this liability issue, so I don’t think we’ll see large-scale premieres or junkets until there’s a major breakthrough,” says one A-list publicist who questions how events will accommodate fan interactions, especially those during fan conventions and international press tours where stars can be up close to hundreds of fans.
Filming typically takes place in intimate, high-touch environments, with scores of artists and craftspeople working closely together on tight deadlines. While we will need to change this process — in some cases dramatically — to ensure the safety of cast and crew during this pandemic, the closed nature of sets also offers some advantages. Not least that they provide a relatively controlled environment, where we can track who comes and goes.
While it’s still in the early days, here’s what we’ve learned so far. For one thing, circumstances vary significantly country by country, and even city by city. So, directors and showrunners need to work with local health authorities to adopt safeguards that take account of the situation on the ground. There is no one size fits all.
Post by chalametthegreat on May 28, 2020 21:08:30 GMT -8
2020: Donald Trump ... global pandemic ... thousands dead ... social distancing ... masks ... great depression ... unemployment ... nationwide race riot ... my favorite films and plays delayed ... what a shitty way to start the second decade of the 21st century. Cant wait to put this fucked up year behind us! Just needed to vent on at least one social media platform!
P.S. Billy Joel really needs to update his song "We didnt start the fire."
Post by chalametthegreat on May 29, 2020 10:31:15 GMT -8
I appreciate you guys being kind, and reading news about Timothee always makes me smile. I am generally a positive person and like to be friends with people of all politics and stripes. But 2020 man is so darn tough right now. And I dont like blaming any one person for it ... sometimes bad shit happens that is out of all our control. A family member of mine lost his job yesterday due to the impact from the virus. I think this next year or two will just be difficult economically for people whatever happens w the virus. Looking forward to happier times hopefully sooner than we think!