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Hollywood Gets Health Department Green Light To Resume Production

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Nearly two weeks ago, Hollywood industry leaders issued recommendations for what a safe film and TV set might look like when production resumes, after being shut down by the coronavirus pandemic for over two months.

Late last week, state officials announced that filming coud resume as soon as this weekend, if local authorities approved.

That last piece fell into place Wednesday, when the L.A. County Department of Public Health gave Hollywood a green light to start the cameras rolling again as soon as Friday June 12.

Dr. Barbara Ferrer, the county’s public health director, said safety guidelines for film sets would be released Thursday June 11.

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But even if the tens of thousands of local unemployed crew members, actors and filmmakers decide they're ready to get back to work, it likely won’t happen until uniform, industry-wide protocols are in place.

And, like every show business deal, all of it will involve a heavy dose of negotiation.

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