The coronavirus slashed movie and TV production in Hollywood by more than half this summer, according to a new report.
Movie and TV shoots in Los Angeles plunged 55 percent versus a year ago to just 4,199 days in the July through September period, according to the non-profit group FilmLA, which tracks production in Tinseltown.
The group added in its report late Wednesday that the film industry’s “road to recovery hinges on a planned October restart for scripted television and feature projects of scale.”
While smaller-scale productions resumed filming in the LA-area in mid-June, larger shows that require more people on set have been delayed since mid-March under coronavirus-related restrictions.
Feature films dipped 64 percent to 362 shoot days. Many of Hollywood’s most anticipated movies, such as “The Batman,” starring Robert Pattinson, “The Matrix 4,” starring Keanu Reeves and “Mission Impossible 7,” starring Tom Cruise, have all experienced film delays due to the coronavirus, pushing release dates into 2021.