Manila Times — 18.10.2020
Some industries in the country have started regaining ground amid the Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis, but not the Filipino film and audiovisual (AV) industry. It has been over seven months since the lockdown was imposed, yet only 20 percent of the film and audiovisual industry has gradually resumed operations.
We really need to open up the economy as soon as possible even little by little, but the resumption and commencement of film and audiovisual productions are easier said than done.
As much as the industry wants to have cameras rolling again, it is part of the creative industries — the hardest-hit sector by the pandemic shutdown. This makes it more difficult for the film and audiovisual industry to bounce back because recovery entails a great amount of funding along with other forms of support.
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