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Filming Could Restart Soon In California, But LA Could Be Slow

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Governor Newsom holds an online roundtable with key Hollywood figures on May 20, 2020. (Screenshot from California Governor's live stream)
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Governor Gavin Newsom told a panel of filmmakers that the state will introduce guidelines on Monday that could potentially help restart Hollywood production, but he offered few details and cautioned that Los Angeles County might not be ready to implement the new rules.

In what Newsom is calling his "Economic Recovery & Reinvention Listening Tour," the governor solicited feedback from director and producer Ava DuVernay, actor Jon Huertas, and Netflix executive Ted Sarandos, among others.

DuVernay reminded the governor that some of the most affected are crew members who go from one job to the next as gig workers. "I can comfortably sustain myself through these times," she said, but noted that her brother, a barber, "has nothing."

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