If you are one of those that goes and I welcome you to the new James Bond movie or the new season of ‘Peaky Blinders’, so you must arm yourself with patience. Large parts of the international film – and tv-industry is shut down due to. corona, and it means daily announcements about cancellations and postponements of major film and series productions.
The same is true at home, where the feature film about Queen Margaret In has had to stop his recordings in the Czech republic, TV 2 has had to put the ‘X Factor’ on the break, and TV3 has had to postpone the filming for this year’s ‘Robinson’ in a minimum of three months and send the host, Jakob Kjeldbjerg on vacation.
“We continue filming for productions such as ‘Forsidefruerne’ and ‘the Family of Bryggen’, but keep an eye on the authorities ‘ recommendations and continues only so long as, the rules can be complied with,” says program director Kenneth Kristensen from TV3.
On the TV 2 tells the program director Lotte Lindegaard, that while the news of course has top priority, so is her big challenge right now is to get an overview of the impact and how long-lasting it will be.
the Status is that it already has had consequences. In addition to the ‘X Factor’ is ‘charlie’s Hjertegalla’ face, and Go’ morgen Danmark and Go’ aften Danmark Live’ as well as ‘the night shift’ holds sendepause.
All documentary, reality and reportage, which require travel, are put on hold, and it has, among other things, meant to realityserien ‘the Bachelor’, which was scheduled to be posted over the summer on TV 2’s main channel and on the TV 2 Play, now first can be sent to the next year.
‘Farmer looking for love’ and ‘the Settlers’ was in time with the filming here in early summer, but of course, they can also risk being challenged now.
On the question of when she believes ‘the X Factor’ will hit the screen, she replies: “I do not know – your guess is as good as mine.”
the Director of the production company behind the programme, Anne Brostrøm, has just received the message that the 14-day exposure, as it was first announced, has been extended further. “We are discussing various options with TV 2, we will, of course, like that the program continues in the best possible version, but it is a challenge to the pga. the scale of the programme. Such a production has a team of about 100-110 people depending on the number of guest artists, the artists ‘ entourage and the cast, and, in addition, then the TV 2-employees, relatives and of course the audience.”
‘the X Factor’ is not the only program in BLU’s portfolio, which is challenged. Right now they have several employees on the program ‘On an adventure with the family White Kessler’ in quarantine in New Zealand. Moreover, there are several new facts and livsstilsproduktioner exposed, and a larger realityproduktion to TV3 is also rendered impossible due to. corona.
All of this will of course have economic implications for the film and television industry.
“Right now, it is first and foremost about addressing the challenges, that is, as the productions can be sent. But it is clear that in the future is a discussion about the costs associated with postponing, and who should pay them,” says Anne Brostrøm
On the question of who is going to pay the bill, the equivalent of director in the Danish Producentforening Jørgen Ramskov: “It is a good question – right now we are reaching out towards the tv stations and hope they will be to take responsibility. At the same time, we also hope that we will be able to take advantage of some of the stimulus packages that are on the way. So far, all cooperating, but we will need to have some agreements in place, which companies can count on.”
When asked whether he think this here is going to have a lasting effect on the Danish film – and tv-production industry, he replies:
“Yes, it will cost many jobs and probably also some bankruptcies.”
“There will be a big loss of revenue, and it will take a long time for the companies to be padded again. Hopefully there will come an autumn, where again must be produced on a large scale, but there will be a hole in the autumn, where there is going to be short of entertainment.”
His take on how we would be able to feel it as consumers, reads like this: “We will probably see a few more replays, and then there will perhaps be some of the smaller movies, which in the past has been stifled by large foreign, which may have a better chance.”
In the rest of the world is coronavirussets effect dramatically. Great films like ‘Batman’, ‘James Bond’, ‘Mulan’ and ‘Wonder Woman’, all of which are dependent on a large, international audiences, not least in China, are either postponed or cancelled.
film Festivals, where producers can show their films over time are also canceled. Special Cannes film festival, which is a prestigious place to launch his films and create awareness and find distributors, does not seem to be able to be implemented now in a France with a curfew.
If the crisis becomes protracted, several of the studies also eventually succumb.
the Prospect of empty cinemas has had stock prices at the international underholdningsgiganter to plummet, while streaming service Netflix’s shares is increased.
It is probably an expectation that the streaming service will go free of virusangrebets effect, and you may even see opportunities for growth during an epidemic, where people will have to spend more time indoors.
But even though the streaming services and tv-stations have the advantage that people can use them from home, there are still challenges with getting the content produced.
For as the Hollywood director Gabriella Cowperthwaite has said, there is no virusvenlig way to shoot a film.
Below we list a selection of some of the international productions that are postponed or cancelled.
the BBC has stopped the filming of ‘Peaky Blinders’ season 6 and ‘Line of Duty’ season 6.
HULU has shut down the production of the fourth season of ‘A Handmaid’s tale’.
HBO has postponed the production of ‘Euphoria’ season 2.
‘Grey’s Anatomy’ season 16 is exposed.
Netflix has postponed the ‘Grace and Frankie’.
Kelly Reichardts acclaimed westerndrama ‘First Cow’ is withdrawn from the cinemas to be re-launched later.
Sylvester Stallones film ‘The Samaritan’ with Pilou Asbæk in his career is shut down.
‘Batman’, which was in production in England with Matt Reeves as the director and Robert Pattinson, is stopped.
Ridley Scott’s ‘The Last Duel’ with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s postponed indefinitely.
‘The Matrix’ 4 with Keanu Reeves and Carrie Ann Moss is stopped.
‘Fantastic Beast’ 3 is exposed.
Disney stops production of ‘The Little Mermaid’ and ‘Home Alone’.
in Addition, NBC has closed ‘Saturday Night Live’, there should have been back at the NBC 28. march with John Krasinski as the host, the same applies to ‘The Tonight Show’ with Jimmy Fallon and ‘Late Night’ with Seth Meyers.