FDCP working on ‘final’ guidelines on how to film in post-pandemic world


Posted at May 22 2020 11:06 PM

The crew of the upcoming movie starring Coco Martin and Angelica Panganiban works on shooting their lead stars last March. Star Cinema

MANILA -- Everyone in showbiz knows that the way things are done in the industry must change. What they now have to agree on is the "how" part, or the self-regulating measures that need to be put in place and strictly followed in this post-pandemic world. 

In a statement released this Friday, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) said that it is still closely working with the Department of Health (DOH) on a final list of guidelines. 

This, after the FDCP faced criticism for not consulting a huge group of filmmakers and other industry workers before releasing its recommendations on how to restart productions mid-May, when the government made changes to the country's quarantine status.

This led to the group, referred to as the Interguild Alliance, making public its own set of safety protocols for its members, which include the Directors' Guild of the Philippines.

In its new statement, the FDCP acknowledged the Interguild Alliance's suggestions, saying it has forwarded those to the DOH. 

It did maintain that the initial guidelines should be followed until May 31, or until the final guidelines from the FDCP and the DOH are approved.

One can check the full statement of the FDCP here.