Preparing for post-lockdown productions
- 12th August 2020
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Cancellations, delays and changes in production schedules due to the COVID-19 pandemic have had a profound impact on the film and television industry.
As the recovery stage beckons, there will be many legal, commercial and safety issues involved in restarting film and television productions under post-lockdown conditions and contracts should be reviewed to safeguard against the commercial impact of COVID-19.
However, despite the challenges, support is available.
The UK Government recently announced a new UK-wide £500 million Film and TV Production Restart Scheme to help film and television productions across the country that have been halted or delayed by a lack of insurance. This comes on top of the UK Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund and Ffilm Cymru’s Change Award loans for Wales-based film production companies.
As the sector resumes operations, Loosemores Solicitors can help. We are ranked Tier 1 for Media and Entertainment in Wales by The Legal 500. Sara Griffiths, Consultant Solicitor at Loosemores Solicitors is currently ranked as a ‘leading individual’ for Media and Entertainment in Wales, which also recognises the firm’s Senior Partner, Mark Loosemore, as a ‘recommended lawyer’ for Media and Entertainment.
Have a media enquiry? If you need advice, guidance or support from our team of legal experts, please email GriffithsS@Loosemores.co.uk or call us on 02920 224433. Please contact Senior Partner, Mark Loosemore, or Consultant Solicitor, Sara Griffiths to find out more.
For practical guidance on coronavirus and working safely in the creative industries, please read the Welsh Government’s latest guidance.