Screen production in Queensland is set to restart with the second season of Jonathan M. Shiff Productions’ 'The Bureau of Magical Things' and a rom-com feature from the Steve Jaggi Company.
The COVID-Safe Guidelines developed by the Australian Screen Sector Task Force set the stage for an imminent return to screen production - but only after travel restrictions are eased and the insurance risk issue is solved.
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted 70 productions which the ABC has commissioned from a total of 50 independent producers, according to MD David Anderson.
Graeme Mason has warned there will be permanent job losses in the entertainment industry once the coronavirus pandemic has passed.
More than 60 per cent of the 500-plus people who responded to Screen Queensland's survey on the impact on the screen sector from COVID-19 in the past two days are freelancers or contractors - and most are jobless.