When can Shortland Street and reality TV resume production?

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 22 Apr 2020, 5:05PM
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When can Shortland Street and reality TV resume production?

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 22 Apr 2020, 5:05PM

The country's favourite local TV programmes are a step closer to re-entering production.

The Covid-19 lockdown caused an almost total shutdown on local and international productions.

The chair of the screen sector's Covid-19 action group Felicity Letcher told Heather du Plessis-Allan she's hoping production can start up again at level three.

"They need to keep work bubbles TO 10. Shortland Street has a working crew and cast of around 40 to 50, so they may not be able to operate."

However, studios have permission to go ahead with smaller shoots - as long as new guidelines are adhered to.

"The most important thing is that the health and safety guidelines are approved by WorkSafe, and then that we can start with the smaller shoots, so that's small commercials, documentaries, and then drama."

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