CA Gov. Newsom to Release Guidelines Monday for Entertainment Industry for Resuming Film, TV Production


LA’s entertainment industry may not be up-and-running as soon as other places in the state.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom said during a forum with members of the entertainment industry the state is releasing guidelines Monday for resuming film and TV production.

Actor Jon Huertas, who plays Miguel on the TV show “This is Us,” spoke about some of the unique challenges actors are facing.

"Wanting to get back to work is paramount but also the actor is going to be the least protected person on the set and I think that's something me and all my fellow actors are discussing. We can't film with PPE on," he said.

Newsom said due to the high number of covid9 cases in LA County the industry may not Resume production as quickly as in other counties

"But it remains a challenging part of the state for us and we are a little concerned we are a few weeks behind potentially everybody else," Newsom said. 

Some changes to production may include fewer people on set, and PPE for those who can wear it.

Great to join @Ava, @Netflix’s Ted Sarandos, @Jon_Huertas, and more today to talk about how the film and TV industries in CA have been impacted by #COVID19 -- and what a re-opening of the workplace could look like.

— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) May 20, 2020