As the Inter-Agency Task Force provided a list of cities that will remain on Enhanced Community Quarantine until May 15, this has led to a longer postponement of media productions.
Due to COVID-19, the postponement of productions is not the only thing that will change in the showbiz industry.
Changes will be made in particular to the environment on the set.
Physical closeness will never be the same for fans and actors as social distancing will be strictly observed.
The two local media giants, ABS-CBN and GMA Network, suspended production to comply with the government’s declaration of community quarantine and no mass gatherings to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Even movie festivals and concerts for 2020 are being shut down or delayed.
The most-anticipated live-action remake of Mulan has been indefinitely postponed, Disney revealed that a new release date of July 24 has now been released from its initial release date of March 27.
Director Erik Matti expressed his worries about the future of film and TV production post-pandemic.
“Is it enough that as storytellers we just resume our lives and do a version of the top popular hits we saw during this lockdown?
“There’s a lot of uncertainty when this is all over. I have yet to finish my shoot for On The Job 2, and we still have pending projects that we can start on.
“Where do we go from here?”