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Shorter shoots, less films out: PH film industry mull future post-lockdown

By Rappler — 21.05.2020

NEW GUIDELINES. The Philippine Motion Pictures Producers Association (PMPPA) has released guidelines to be implemented in production after consultation with various entertainment guilds. Photo courtesy of FDCP

MANILA, Philippines – When the cameras begin rolling again after lockdowns in the Philippines ease further, workers in the film industry are expecting longer production times and possibly higher production costs as production teams adapt coronavirus safety precautions.

“I think we all concede to the fact na things will not be easy. Things are radically different talaga. We have to consider the safety of everyone, of all the workers, including the safety of the community kung saan tayo nagsho-shoot,” Paolo Villaluna of the Directors’ Guild of the Philippines Inc. (DGPI) said during an online press conference Tuesday, May 19.

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