The non-scripted business is gearing up for a return to full production, safely of course, over the next couple of months.
L.A. County has allowed the reopening of film and TV production, non-fiction trade group N-Pact, which includes members such as Endemol Shine North America and Wheelhouse Entertainment, released its own health and safety guidelines and Hollywood unions DGA, SAG-AFTRA, IATSE and the Teamsters released their detailed protocols.
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This has led many non-scripted buyers, producers and agents to be optimistic that filming on many shows, including a number of big-scale network series, will resume this July and August.
Below, Deadline looks at how shows such as NBC’s America’s Got Talent and CBS’ Love Island are proceeding, lays out the challenges of returning safely to production and reveals an optimism about development.
NBC has been working through plans for AGT, which returned on May 26. The first six audition shows were filmed before the shutdown and the network is hoping to shoot its Judge Cuts episodes at the end of the month, with modifications, and is planning how to shoot its live episodes. Jenny Groom, NBC’s EVP, Alternative Programming & Development, tells Deadline that the ambition is for the show to run through with no weeks off. “We’re looking at a lot of different options because it’s hard to envision a room full of people packing into the Dolby Theater,” she adds.
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