FILE PHOTO: Movie mogul Tyler Perry accepts the Ultimate Icon award on the 2019 BET Awards in Los Angeles, California, U.S., June 23, 2019 – REUTERS/Mike Blake
May 13, 2020
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Filmmaker Tyler Perry on Tuesday turned one of the primary Hollywood movie and tv executives to announce the resumption of production within the midst of the coronavirus period.
Perry will begin production of his tv reveals “Sistas” and “The Oval” on July eight at his sprawling Tyler Perry Studios advanced in Atlanta, Georgia, tv community BET mentioned in a press release.
Perry, 50, one of the wealthiest and most prolific black entrepreneurs within the leisure trade, purchased a former military base in Atlanta in 2015 and turned it into one of the most important production amenities within the United States. The 330-acre self-contained lot has housing, inexperienced area and 12 sound phases.
The announcement got here as Hollywood film studios, main tv networks and streaming providers are nonetheless drawing up protocols to maintain actors and crew members secure on units that have been shut down throughout most of the world in mid-March as a result of of the coronavirus epidemic.
They have but to announce plans or dates for filming of TV reveals and flicks to renew.
Perry, the creator and star of the “Madea” films, instructed Hollywood publication Deadline final month that he had drawn up detailed plans for his productions that contain sequestering the casts and crews in lodging at his studios for the complete size of a shoot.
The plan adopted consultations with labor unions and native authorities, Perry instructed Deadline.
Georgia was one of the primary U.S. states to loosen up coronavirus restrictions, opening up barber outlets, film theaters and dine-in eating places in late April.
“Sistas,” concerning the love lives and friendship of a gaggle of single black females, and “The Oval”, a behind the scenes story of life within the White House, are two of BET’s hottest scripted reveals.
Perry wrote, produces and directs each reveals.
(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; modifying by Richard Pullin)