mtwentz wrote:TwinsPeak wrote:ManBehindWinkies wrote:So far the NBA and NHL seem to be having success with their isolation bubbles. This probably will be the most successful model for resuming film/television production before a vaccine. It's hardly ideal as all cast and crew would have to be sequestered away from their families for the duration of the production, but there will be no ideal solutions for a while.
With enough $$$$ they could do a bubble.
On a Lynch production, those people don't get paid enough to agree to a bubble. It's different when people are making multimillion dollar salaries.
Well for one thing, in these sports bubbles there's a ton of people who are not multi million dollar athletes. There are television production crews who I imagine make salaries similar to film production crews. And that's not to mention food service workers, the hotel staff housing the sports staff, etc.
People are not monolithic. Some would agree, some would not. They'd just have to crew with people who agree. The fact of the matter is, if bubbles are the only way film productions resume, people could be faced with the choice of not working at all or working in a bubble.
Also the whole point of the bubble is safety, which should be an incentive to work in a bubble. In an out of control pandemic being inside one of these bubbles with regulation and testing is one of the safest places to be. Any film production that resumes before the pandemic is under control, if they are not taking extreme measures like an isolation bubble, is not going to be safe. So I'd question the logic of money being the only motivating factor people can have for working in a bubble.
I agree though that this will increase production costs and may price out a Lynch production. I'm not just talking about a Lynch production, but film and television production as a whole. It's definitely bad news for any lower budget productions, but that's how it goes... film and television production is hardly the only field that the pandemic has effected this way. Most people are being forced back to work in unsafe conditions. The main reason this is not likely to happen with film and television production is because of the high priced talent in front of the camera. Sad, but that's the way things are.