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All crew must attend COVID safety training workshops and crew drills during pre-production. It is incumbent on all crew members to thoroughly study and practice these safety protocols in advance of production.
Casting & Rehearsals
Holding auditions outdoors or on Zoom is recommended. Casting local actors is recommended, to reduce travel-based risk factors. Rehearsing more during pre-production is recommended, to minimize the amount of on-set rehearsals.
Favor virtual scouting to minimize in-person scouting. Select known, controllable locations wherever possible. Have as much conversation outdoors as possible. Try to avoid selecting cramped, indoor locations. Assess how well you can control the location perimeter. Inquire if the location has any COVID safety protocols. Assess: Is the location inhabited? Are any residents in a vulnerable category? Are any residents currently quarantined due to COVID exposure, posing a potential risk to cast and crew?
Have as much conversation outdoors as possible. Try to maximize space and air flow when selecting work spaces. Create a plan for maintaining a secure perimeter for a controlled, closed work area. Map out controlled spaces for: Parking – assume more vehicles than usual Outdoor reception checkpoint Set(s) Base camp Green room Lunch Assess and determine: Access to bathrooms and hand-washing/sanitizing stations; Signage needs – e.g., directions to the reception checkpoint; directions to hand-washing stations; safety guidelines. Whether any special considerations need to be made regarding air flow and/or HVAC, especially in Zone A areas. How COVID might impact the emergency plan — e.g., the ability for people to evacuate or congregate.
All casting and locations must be locked prior to Director’s Prep Producer must be prepared to discuss the safety plan for each shooting day
Green Light Meeting
Producer presents relevant planning documents and authorization forms to the Head of Production in order to secure a green light Producer provides a list of cast, crew, and volunteers. Nobody else will be authorized to be in Zone B
Be sure to address COVID protocols in the meeting