Actors, Creative Talent in Europe Brace for New Rules on Set Post-Coronavirus

Published on Mar 26, 2020

Actors, Creative Talent in Europe Brace for New Rules on Set Post-Coronavirus

Ariyon Bakare had his carry-on luggage packed and ready to travel from his London home to Prague where the second season of Amazon Prime TV show “Carnival Row” is filming. Then, the actor, who plays Darius, received the call that filming had abruptly stopped because of Covid-19. “I have no idea when we will start again,” says Bakare.

Elsewhere, writer-director and “Riot Club” actor Aki Omoshaybi was excited his directorial debut, “Real,” which had its world premiere at the BFI London Film Festival was gearing up for release in British cinemas.

“We were going to release it in November last year, but because that’s a busy time for awards movies, we postponed it to April. We were booking with programmers and putting money into advertising,” he says.

Now, that cinema release — which was essential to streaming and ancillary deals — doesn’t look promising.

After the initial shock of determining

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Author: Kaleem Aftab