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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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DOG EAT DOG DIG JULIAN MARSHALL.

Dog Eat Dog have completed the signing of director Julian Marshall for UK and German representation.


JIM HOSKING ARRIVES AT THE SWEETSHOP.

Jim Hosking, the man behind such oddities as ‘The Greasy Strangler’ and Adult Swim’s Tropical Cop Tales, has joined The Sweetshop for global representation.


PARK VILLAGE SIGN NOS

Park Village have bolstered their roster with the signing of cinematographer-turned-director Nos.


THE SWEETSHOP PICK TOM GOULD.

New Zealand director and photographer Tom Gould has joined The Sweetshop’s world-spanning commercial roster.


DARRIN PRESCOTT JOINS FEEL FILMS.

Seasoned action director and stunt co-ordinator Darrin Prescott has joined Feel Films for UK and US representation.


DARK ENERGY SWOOP FOR IAN ARYEH.

In-demand comedy director Ian Aryeh has become the latest addition to Dark Energy’s commercial roster.


RESTORING COLOUR WITH BEFORE I FORGET.

Bristol-based development studio 3-Fold Games have released their debut title, ‘Before I Forget’, in conjunction with Alzheimer’s Research UK.


A TRIO FOR MERMAN

Merman have scored a hat-trick with three new signings to their roster of directors.


SOUTHAMPTON AND UNIT9 SCORE A TAP-IN.

Those weary of microtransactions and photorealistic graphics may wish to visit Southampton Football Club’s website for a more old-school kickabout.


BALOJI JOINS ACADEMY FILMS.

Academy have signed director and musician Baloji to their roster for representation.


JAKE DYPKA MOVES TO AGILE.

Agile Films have announced the addition of filmmaker Jake Dypka to their nimble roster.


JW COLLECTIVE PARTNER WITH COMMON PEOPLE FILMS.

JW Collective have revealed a new creative partnership with Common People Films (CMN PPL).


THE RNIB'S UPSIDE-DOWN THINKING.

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) have used the billboard lights at Piccadilly Circus to highlight the challenges by blind and partially sighted people post-lockdown.


ABSOLUTE POST SIGN MILO PATERSON.

Lockdown hasn’t stopped Absolute Post from bolstering their Flame department with the signing of Milo Paterson.


HENRY MASON HAS MOXIE.

Moxie Pictures have added director Henry Mason to their roster for commercial representation.


HENRY RING THE CHANGES.

Filmmakers Paul Mignot, Dani Pearce, Vedran Rupic, and Brazilian directing duo Salsa have joined Henry for French representation.


PAUL QUINN ROCKS UP AT HUNKYDORY.

HunkyDory are pleased to announce the signing of writer-slash-director Paul Quinn for commercial representation.


YOU ARE HERE LIKE IT RARE.

A surge of interest in small-scale production has prompted You Are Here to rejig their tabletop division.


P.O.B. JOINS DARLING FILMS.

Darling Films have completed the signing of Irish filmmaker P.O.B. for representation in the UK.


THE VISIONARIES LAUGH IT UP WITH JUSTIN REARDON.

Seasoned comedy director Justin Reardon says only the birth of his children trumps joining The Visionaries for UK freelance representation.


ONLINE AND IN FORM.

BT have launched ‘Digital Dash’ - a free mobile game that combines athletics with digital skills training.


LUC JANIN PLUMPS FOR THE VISIONARIES.

Multi-talented director Luc ‘Rëso’ Janin has expanded the directorial options at The Visionaries with the addition of his name to their already impressive roster.


AGILE STUDIO ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS.

Agile Films reckon there are positives to be taken from lockdown, not least the formation of sister company Agile Studio.


NEXUS STUDIOS WELCOME PATRICK OSBORNE.

Nexus Studios have welcomed Oscar-winning director Patrick Osborne to their roster.


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