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THE APA RELEASE COVID-19 SHOOTING GUIDELINES.
12 May 2020

While Boris Johnson's muddled address offered no clarity whatsoever, the Advertising Producers Association (APA) has stepped up to release safe filming guidelines to help put everyone at ease.

The twelve-page plan includes advice on all aspects of shooting, from pre-production and equipment hire to catering and wardrobe. Naturally, this is in accordance with government rules on hygiene and social distancing, et cetera.

Cautious optimism from APA chief executive Steve Davies.  

APA chief executive Steve Davies hopes such measures will allow projects which cannot realistically be done from home to go ahead. The onus, however, will be on production companies to protect cast and crew at all times.

These are the potential first steps towards ‘lights, camera, action’ in a somewhat traditional sense, which is undoubtedly encouraging. Whether the government’s so-called roadmap out of lockdown can facilitate this comeback is another matter entirely.

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