Georgia’s film industry is ramping up production with several popular TV shows heading into development in August.
Last month, several reality shows started production, including Bravo’s ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta.’ However, Tyler Perry’s drama ‘Sistas’ finished filming in Atlanta after shooting an entire season in only two weeks.
All productions closed in March and remained so until June with only a few shows continuing to film under social distancing guidelines.
As we previously reported, 20 films and TV shows are currently in production. That is approximately a 50% drop from before the pandemic.
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson announced his production company would resume filming the Netflix film ‘Red Notice’ in a “quarantined bubble” next month.
Johnson’s production team, Seven Bucks Production, and Netflix are working together to create a “quarantined bubble” for the filmmakers and crew; the actor revealed on Saturday in a message and video via his Instagram account.
Johnson says he is receiving advice from the NBA to create a bubble for the production team.
“They’ve been great in terms of sharing with us what has been effective with their bubble,” Johnson said. “And we can implement that in our bubble.”
He also acknowledged that the road back to work would be “tricky.” “There’s no blueprint here, we’re in the beta phase every step of the way,” Johnson said.
Johnson did not reveal how long people are expected to work and live in the quarantined bubble.
Netflix’s ‘Ozark’ Season 4 will feature two separate seven-episode runs, for a total of 14, and “mark the final chapter in the Byrde family’s journey from suburban Chicago life to their criminal enterprise in the Ozarks,” according to Netflix.
“We’re so happy Netflix recognized the importance of giving ‘Ozark’ more time to end the Byrdes’ saga right,” ‘Ozark’ Chris Mundy said Tuesday in a statement. “It’s been such a great adventure for all of us — both on-screen and off — so we’re thrilled to get the chance to bring it home in the most fulfilling way possible.”
“A super-sized season means super-sized problems for the Byrdes,” Jason Bateman said. “I’m excited to end with a bang(s).”
This news comes after Tyler Perry, successfully filmed an entire season of his BET series ‘Sistas’ in a quarantined bubble in Atlanta, Georgia. After wrapping production on his BET series “Sistas” without a COVID-19 during the two-week shoot. Now, production for “The Oval” is ramping up as the cast and crew are setting up to arrive at Tyler Perry Studios on Thursday. Tyler Perry says there is not much he plans to do differently this time around, especially when it comes to wearing masks and around the campus.
“I made sure that the cast and crew and everybody wore their masks when they weren’t on set because I do know for a fact that masks help stop the spread — scientifically, I know that,” Perry tells Variety. “And everybody adhered to that, even though we were all testing negative. I just didn’t want someone to be incubating with [COVID-19] for three to 12 days, and we not know it.”
Tyler Perry and the production crew for “Sistas” wore their masks for 12 to 14 hours at a time while shooting the 22-episode season.
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