16 Dec Netflix: “This Is How We’re Going to Be Making Movies at Least For Another Year or Two” [THR]
By Bryn Sandberg
December 16, 2020 | Despite the surge of COVID-19 cases in the U.S., Netflix has no plans to slow production down. The streamer, one of the first companies to get cameras rolling again amid the pandemic, is currently shooting dozens of film and TV projects in more than 10 countries. In recent weeks, the platform has successfully completed a handful of productions — including the Dwayne Johnson-Gal Gadot feature Red Notice in Atlanta and Mike Flanagan’s horror series Midnight Mass in Vancouver — with even more projects wrapping ahead of the holidays. The streamer’s physical production executives have managed to keep productions up and running despite the rise in COVID cases across the U.S. thanks to a set of meticulously crafted safety protocols that involve frequent testing, ample PPE and carefully monitored sets. But Netflix wouldn’t be Netflix if it didn’t bring data and models into the equation somehow.
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