Global Production Alert

Your resource on COVID-19-related restrictions in cities, states and countries around the world.

NOTE: Information contained in the Global Production Alert has been provided in good faith by AFCI Members and Affiliates around the world. Please pay attention to the dates on which information was provided (listed at the top of each section).

As COVID-19 is resulting in rapidly shifting restrictions we advise you contact the local film commission prior to planning commencement of work in any territory.

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The information immediately below was provided on March 30, 2020 by Kenya Film Commission

Contact:
timothy@filmingkenya.com

Is there currently a government mandate shutting down production in your jurisdiction?
The Kenya Government has taken measures to limit the spread of COVID19 virus. Hence no gatherings are permitted till further notice.

Are there travel restrictions coming into the country?
Yes there are flight restrictions into Kenya
www.health.go.ke/covid-19
https://www.cdc.gov/.../after-travel-precautions.html

Are there travel restrictions within your jurisdiction?
There are travel restrictions

Are there limits on the number of people who can congregate/work in one place?
No congregations allowed

Are you aware of any locations temporarily shut down to filming?
Temporarily all activities involving gatherings are restricted.

Additional Information:
The Commission is available for any further information and enquiries thereof.

Government website: https://www.gov.za/Coronavirus
National Institute for Communicable Diseases: http://www.nicd.ac.za/covid-19-update-22/

The information found at the link below has been provided by AFCI Affiliate member Production Service Network:

https://www.productionservicenetwork.com/covid-19-country-production-status

Please state:1. your Film Commission/Office name2. the name, title, email and phone number of the person(s) in your office to handle production inquiries.
Hiroshima Film Commission
Tomoko Nishizaki, Supervisor
tomoko.n@hiroshima-navi.or.jp/ +81-82-554-1811

Is there currently a government mandate shutting down production in your jurisdiction?
No

Are there travel restrictions coming into the country? If yes, please provide details including links to official sites and information on quarantine measures.
Asking self-quarantine for 14 days from 38 countries.
(as of 19 March)
https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20200318/p2g/00m/0na/106000c

Are there travel restrictions within your jurisdiction? If yes, please provide details including links to official sites.
No

Are there limits on the number of people who can congregate/work in one place? If yes, please provide details including links to official sites.
Self-restraint for big-scale events are requested from the government

Are you aware of any locations temporarily shut down to filming (if production is shut down, you need not answer this question).
Not at our jurisdiction (Hiroshima area in Japan)

Additional Information?
Inside Hiroshima area, production continues, both the local and national ones from Tokyo (most production companies are in Tokyo in Japan). However, Hiroshima always has a lot of foreign productions. These are re-scheduling as the crew cannot leave their countries to come to Japan right now.
Film-related events are canceled.

Please state:1. your Film Commission/Office name2. the name, title, email and phone number of the person(s) in your office to handle production inquiries.

Seoul Film Commission
Nina Jung/General Manager/nina@seoulfc.or.kr
Erica Ko/Deputy General Manger/erica@seoulfc.or.kr
MJ Minji Ki/Staff/mj@seoulfc.or.kr
Office : +82-2-777-7184

Is there currently a government mandate shutting down production in your jurisdiction?
No

Are there travel restrictions coming into the country? If yes, please provide details including links to official sites and information on quarantine measures.
There are no travel restrictions coming in South Korea yet. However, the Special Entry Procedure is applied to all travelers entering Korea from abroad, regardless of nationality, in an effort to prevent the further inflow of COVID-19.

The Special Entry Procedure requires inbound travelers to undergo fever checks and submit the Health Declaration and the Travel Record Declaration when they arrive at the entry hall of an international airport. Travelers need to provide their contact information and address in Korea in the Travel Record Declaration. Korean Immigration officials check, on-site, whether the travelers can be reached via the phone number provided. Entry will be denied if they do not provide a reachable phone number.

In addition, in-bound travelers are required to install the Self Diagnosis App on their smartphones and report their health status every day through the app for 14 days.

To minimize congestion at the arriving airport in Korea, the Consulate recommends all passengers who are going to travel to Korea install the App before they arrive.

Are there travel restrictions within your jurisdiction? If yes, please provide details including links to official sites.
No

Are there limits on the number of people who can congregate/work in one place?If yes, please provide details including links to official sites.
No. However, South Korea began implementing stricter rules on social distancing on 22 March to slow the coronavirus pandemic.

Citizens are strongly urged to stay at home, except for essential needs or jobs, with the government also restricting religious gatherings, indoor sports activities and attendance at entertainment facilities.

The rules for the 2-week social distancing campaign are as follows.

  1. Refrain from going outdoors and avoid physical contact with others.
  2. Keep in touch with people by using social media measures instead of meeting them personally.
  3. Keep your personal hygiene by washing your hands and wearing a mask
  4. Keep a distance of 2m from others

Are you aware of any locations temporarily shut down to filming (if production is shut down, you need not answer this question).
From January, all subway stations, public offices such as police stations, all hospitals and Hang Gang River Park in Seoul were closed to filming.
Additional Information
Please check everyday status of South Korea here: http://ncov.mohw.go.kr/en

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The information found at the link below has been provided by AFCI Affiliate member Production Service Network:

https://www.productionservicenetwork.com/covid-19-country-production-status

The information found at the link below has been provided by AFCI Affiliate member Production Service Network:

https://www.productionservicenetwork.com/covid-19-country-production-status

The information immediately below was provided on April 4, 2020 by Vienna Film Commission

Contact:
Marijana Stoisits
stoisits@viennafilmcommission.at
+43 699 100 28660
https://www.viennafilmcommission.at

Is there currently a government mandate shutting down production in your jurisdiction?
The city of Vienna does currently not give permissions for shooting on Locations owned by the city of Vienna as shooting is not possible due to federal restrictions. People are not allowed to gather, everybody is on home office. Filming is currently forbidden. Not ore than 2 people can show up in public spaces. Permits are only given out to teams of maximum 3 people who are doing documentaries on the covid-19.

Are there travel restrictions within your jurisdiction?
There are currently no flights to Austria. There are travel restrictions to Switzerland, Germany, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovenia and Italy. Vienna itself is not under quarantine.

Are you aware of any locations temporarily shut down to filming?
Federal Parks and gardens.
Theaters, operas, museums and other cultural institutions as well as universities and schools are closed. Events are currently forbidden.

Information immediately below was provided on March 19th, 2020 by:
Screen Flanders
https://www.vaf.b

Contact:
Katrien Maes, kmaes@vaf.be
Jan Roekensjroekens@vaf.be

Is there currently a government mandate shutting down production in your jurisdiction?
There is currently a (soft) lock down in Belgium until 5 April 2020. You may only leave your house to go to work (if it is essential and you can’t do telework), buy groceries, go to the ATM, doctor or help vulnerable others. All film shoots have been cancelled or postponed as social distancing could no longer be guaranteed. Animation and post-production companies try to keep things running by teleworking but it is unsure how long they will be able to do this.
see also https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/faqs

Are there travel restrictions coming into the country?
All non-essential journeys within the country are prohibited.
A long list of airlines have cancelled their flights from and to Brussels Airport, see https://www.brusselsairport.be/alerts/en/are-you-worried-about-the-coronavirus

Are there travel restrictions within your jurisdiction?
All non-essential journeys are prohibited.
See soft lock down above, https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/faqs

Are there limits on the number of people who can congregate/work in one place?
Teleworking is compulsory in all companies not belonging to the essential services, regardless of their size and for all employees for whom it is possible, without exception.

Where this is not possible, companies must be guaranteed the social distance of 1.5m. This rule also applies to the organisation of transport by the employer. If these measures are not followed, the company must close down.
see also https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/faqs

Are you aware of any locations temporarily shut down to filming (if production is shut down, you need not answer this question).
see above, all film shoots have been cancelled or postponed.

Additional Information:

https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/faqs

The information immediately below was provided on April 4, 2020 by Czech Film Commission

Contact:
Pavlina Zipkova, Film Commissioner, pavlina@filmcommission.cz, +420 603 554 044

Is there currently a government mandate shutting down production in your jurisdiction?
No.

Are there travel restrictions coming into the country? 
Yes, the country's borders are closed from March 16 till April 11 with possible extension, subject to limited exemptions. Detailed information: Ministry of Interior https://www.mvcr.cz/mvcren/

Are there travel restrictions within your jurisdiction? 

  • People may be outside only by themselves or in groups of 2 (with the exception of families and those on work duties).
  • A two-meter-distance should be maintained between people.
  • Commuting only if necessary (work, grocery shopping, medical reasons).

Are there limits on the number of people who can congregate/work in one place?
Yes in exteriors, please see the answer above.
Everyone outside must wear a protective surgical mask, self-made mask, or at least a scarf over their nose and mouth.

Are you aware of any locations temporarily shut down to filming?
No.

Additional Information
All necessary information is summed up here: https://filmcommission.cz/en/a-message-from-the-czech-film-commissioner/

Information immediately below was provided on March 19th. 2020 by:

Film Paris Region

M. Stéphane MARTINET
International Promotion Manager
stephane.martinet@filmparisregion.com
Cell : +33 6 85 72 74 96

Is there currently a government mandate shutting down production in your jurisdiction?
The government has put in place public and working gathering restrictions which de facto prohibit shootings starting on the 17th of March for a minimum of 15 days.

Are there travel restrictions coming into the country?
The government has announced the closure, from March 17 at noon and for 30 days, of the external borders of the European area, that is to say borders of the European Union, the Schengen Area and the United Kingdom.
https://www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus

Are there travel restrictions within your jurisdiction?
No travel is allowed within France
https://www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus

Are there limits on the number of people who can congregate/work in one place?
Workers who cannot work from home are expected to get to work and respect sanitary measures. If those cannot be met, workers should stay confined at home.

Are you aware of any locations temporarily shut down to filming?
Production is shut down
Additional Information
All authorities of the Paris region (the Region, Counties, Cities, local and national police, local and national transportation authorities…) are working on a plan to restore as soon as possible after the State (the equivalent to US Federal level) allows, all favorable conditions for shootings. Since their postponement shall inevitably concentrate them on the weeks just after the lifting of confinement, the authorities shall plan their dispatching in time and cityscape to enable each to reach its production goals in the best timing possible. All shootings shall be able to take place.

Please state:1. your Film Commission/Office name2. the name, title, email and phone number of the person(s) in your office to handle production inquiries.

Film Commission Region Stuttgart
Jens Gutfleisch
jens.gutfleisch@region-stuttgart.de
+49 711 22835 – 722
Breitscheidstraße 4
70174 Stuttgart

Is there currently a government mandate shutting down production in your jurisdiction?
Currently, the provincial capital Stuttgart refuses to give out permissions to film in the region on public grounds. Private location-providers are heavily advised not to let film-teams shoot on their property. There is currently no state regulation, actually, film-teams can decide for themselves if they are willing to take the risk in order to keep shooting despite the recommendations not to.

Are there travel restrictions coming into the country? If yes, please provide details including links to official sites and information on quarantine measures.
At the moment Germany’s borders have not been locked down completely. However, it is heavily advised not to take on any unnecessary journeys as it isn’t guaranteed that one can return to Germany after leaving. It is also possible that the reason for leaving will not be enough to allow one to pass the border.
The borders to Austria, France, Luxembourg and Denmark will be temporarily controlled until the 26th of March 2020. Movement of goods and commuter traffic is still allowed.
Source: https://www.bmi.bund.de/EN/home/home_node.html

Are there travel restrictions within your jurisdiction? If yes, please provide details including links to official sites.
In fact, there are still no official reports of quarantine or curfew in the Stuttgart jurisdiction. For current information, please contact us directly.

Are there limits on the number of people who can congregate/work in one place?If yes, please provide details including links to official sites.
All 16 federal states have now canceled events with an attendance of more than 50 people.
The local authorities are responsible for authorizing or canceling specific events. They are in the best position to assess the local situation and the individual event. The same applies to sport events.
Source: https://www.bmi.bund.de/SharedDocs/faqs/EN/topics/civil-protection/coronavirus/events/events-list.html#f13833352

Additional Information:
If you are planning productions in Germany / Stuttgart Region in the near future, please contact us directly.

The information immediately below was provided on April 4, 2020 by Hellenic Film Commission (Greek Film Centre)

Contact:
Please contact only via e-mail: Venia Vergou, Director, v.vergou@gfc.gr. Stavroula Geronimaki, Operations Manager, stavroula.geronimaki@gfc.gr

Is there currently a government mandate shutting down production in your jurisdiction?
As of March 23rd until April 6th 2020, all gatherings in public are strictly prohibited in Greece. Lockdown is most likely to be prolonged.

Instructions for a Lockdown Movement Permit by the General Secretariat for Civil Protection:
https://forma.gov.gr/en/

Are there travel restrictions coming into the country? 
Yes, there are. There is a 14-day quarantine for travelers entering Greece.

  1. Social distancing: 1,5 meter
  2. Travel restrictions and general measures communicated by Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos: https://www.aia.gr/en/traveler/travellers-info/faq-for-covid19
  3. Guidelines with advice for travellers by the National Public Health Organization (EODY): https://eody.gov.gr/en/novel-coronavirus-covid-19-advice-for-travellers/

Are there travel restrictions within your jurisdiction? 
Travel restrictions and general measures communicated by Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos:
https://www.aia.gr/en/traveler/travellers-info/faq-for-covid19

Guidelines with advice for travelers by the National Public Health Organization (EODY):
https://eody.gov.gr/en/novel-coronavirus-covid-19-advice-for-travellers/

Are there limits on the number of people who can congregate/work in one place?

  • There is a limit of gathering of maximum 9 individuals.
  • Social distancing: 1,5 meter
  • Shops, schools, cafes, restaurants are closed.
  • Hellenic Police is responsible to oversee the implementation of the restriction measures.
  • Fine of 150 euros for each violation.
  • A movement permit document or SMS is required before individuals exit their homes

Are you aware of any locations temporarily shut down to filming?
n.a.

Additional Information
The Hellenic Film Commission works from home!
https://www.filmcommission.gr/
EKOME's platform handling applications for the 35% cash rebate scheme in Greece (2 months before the beginning of production) continue to operate normally.
https://www.ekome.media/news/announcement-by-ekome/

The information found at the link below has been provided by AFCI Affiliate member Production Service Network:

https://www.productionservicenetwork.com/covid-19-country-production-status

Information immediately below was provided on March 19th, 2020 by:
Roma Lazio Film Commission
http://www.romalaziofilmcommission.it/

Contact:
Tina Bianchi
bianchi@romalaziofilmcommission.it
3464968920

Is there currently a government mandate shutting down production in your jurisdiction?
Yes

Are there travel restrictions coming into the country?
www.esteri.it

Are there travel restrictions within your jurisdiction?
Entire Italy

Are there limits on the number of people who can congregate/work in one place?
Yes, 3 meters between each other. Max 4 people in one room

Are you aware of any locations temporarily shut down to filming?
All the areas

Information immediately below was provided on March 23rd 2020 by:
Malta Film Commission

Julian Guillaumier
julian.guillaumier@mfc.com.mt
+356 9967 4157

Is there currently a government mandate shutting down production in your jurisdiction?
No.

Are there travel restrictions coming into the country?
The Government of Malta, through the responsible authority Transport Malta, has announced the decision to suspend all inbound flights until further notice.

The suspension comes into effect as from Saturday 21st March 2020 at 1am.

Persons entering Malta from any country in the world have to go into mandatory quarantine for 14 days, and will now be liable to a fine of 3000 euro for each breach of this obligation.

The Government will keep following COVID-19 updates hour by hour and take the necessary measures to restrict the spread of Coronavirus in Malta.
Are there travel restrictions within your jurisdiction?
Yes, as above.

Are there limits on the number of people who can congregate/work in one place?
The limits imposed for mass congregations currently stands at 2,000 people for outdoors and 750 people for indoors.

The Government  however, has imposed the closure of places open to the public as per the legal notice attached below.

http://www.justiceservices.gov.mt/DownloadDocument.aspx?app=lp&itemid=30003&l=1

Are you aware of any locations temporarily shut down to filming?
The Government has imposed the closure of places open to the public, therefore various locations will be temporarily closed and shut down to filming.

The Malta Film Commission can assist in contacting any locations so as to check the current status of operation and/or restriction.
Is there any additional information you wish to provide, that may be useful to productions?
For the latest updates relating to COVID-19 in Malta, you may access the following link: https://covid19malta.info/

Please state:1. your Film Commission/Office name2. the name, title, email and phone number of the person(s) in your office to handle production inquiries.
Netherlands Film Commission
Bas van der Ree
please contact only via: bas@filmcommission.nl
www.filmcommission.nl

Is there currently a government mandate shutting down production in your jurisdiction?
As of March 23rd 2020, all gatherings in public are strictly prohibited in the Netherlands until June 1st.

Are there travel restrictions coming into the country? If yes, please provide details including links to official sites and information on quarantine measures.
The Netherlands closes its borders to persons from outside Europe. KLM reduced flying activities by 95%.

https://www.government.nl/

Are there travel restrictions within your jurisdiction? If yes, please provide details including links to official sites.
Travel restrictions are in place:

  • life-saving professions may travel
  • people who cannot work at home and absolutely need to work outside such as hospitals, public services, cleaners and factories, etc. are allowed to travel. Social distancing: 1,5 meter (5 feet)

Urgent governmental request: STAY AT HOME!

https://www.government.nl/

Are there limits on the number of people who can congregate/work in one place? If yes, please provide details including links to official sites.

  • A maximum of three visitors are allowed in homes.
  • No gatherings in public places, none.
  • Social distancing inhouse is: 1,5 meter (5 feet)
  • Supermarkets and shops (for whom are still open) have guidelines of how many people may enter at once.
  • Here also: social distancing 1,5 meter (5 feet)
  • Restaurants and cafés are closed.
  • Public transport reduced by 60%.
  • Get updates at: https://www.government.nl/

Are you aware of any locations temporarily shut down to filming?
n.a.

Additional Information
When close to other people, you can either be infected or infect others.
STAY SAFE and KEEP DISTANCE!

Information immediately below was provided on March 19th, 2020 by:
Western Norway Film Commission
http://www.wnfc.no/

Contact:
Sigmund Elias Holm
sigmund@wnfc.no
+47 9714 9153

Is there currently a government mandate shutting down production in your jurisdiction?
No

Are there travel restrictions coming into the country?
Yes, temporary entry and exit controls are introduced at the internal Schengen border. Exemptions for EEA citizens who work in Norway.

Link to the government’s information page:
https://www.regjeringen.no/en/topics/koronavirus-covid-19/id2692388/
Direct link to the travel information page:
https://www.regjeringen.no/en/aktuelt/stricter-border-controls-being-introduced/id2693624/

Are there travel restrictions within your jurisdiction?
Yes, some municipalities have issued a 14-day quarantine. Get in touch for information on that.

Are there limits on the number of people who can congregate/work in one place?
Varies at municipal level from 10 to 500. In general: Groups of people must keep a 1 meter distance, and the organiser must provide hygiene facilities.

Are you aware of any locations temporarily shut down to filming?
No, get in touch for information.

Additional Information:

With the corona virus, and the bear market in oil, the Norwegian currency, NOK, is currently at an all-time low – down 33% since January 2020 against both USD and EUR.

The information immediately below was provided on March 30, 2020 by Polish Film Institute / Polish Film Institute

Film Commission Poland / Polish Film Institute
Contact:
Anna E. Dziedzic
+48663499799
dziedzic@filmcommissionpoland.pl

Is there currently a government mandate shutting down production in your jurisdiction?

Film production is not prohibited but as there's a ban on gatherings bigger than 2 people it is practically impossible.

Are there travel restrictions coming into the country?
Polish borders are currently closed (from 15th March at least until 13th April with a possible extension). There are no international flights. There's a compulsory 14 days quarantine for those who come back to the country. Cargo transport works normally. https://www.gov.pl/web/coronavirus/travel

Are there travel restrictions within your jurisdiction?
All individuals shall stay home, commuting to work and travelling is allowed only if necessary (like a medical appointment, helping elders, work which cannot be done from home, grocery shopping).

Are there limits on the number of people who can congregate/work in one place?
There's a ban on gatherings bigger than 2 people. Also, there are restrictions concerning the minimal distance that should be kept between individuals when outside - 2 metres, in the office - at least 1,5 metres.

Are you aware of any locations temporarily shut down to filming (if production is shut down, you need not answer this question).
The audiovisual production in the country is currently suspended.

Additional Information
There will be changes (currently proceeded) in the cash rebate scheme due to coronavirus outbreak. Please check the www.pisf.pl and www.filmcommissionpoland.pl for the updates.

The information immediately below was provided on March 30, 2020 by Slovak Film Commission

Contact:
Zuzana Bielikova
Film Commissioner
zuzana.bielikova@filmcommission.sk
+421 905 360 033

Is there currently a government mandate shutting down production in your jurisdiction?
no

Are there travel restrictions coming into the country?
Yes, People with a permanent or temporary domicile in the Slovak Republic who return to Slovakia from abroad will be obliged to remain in quarantine for 14 days
https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/news/current_issues/-/asset_publisher/lrJ2tDuQdEKp/content/opatrenia-na-zamedzenie-sirenia-ochorenia-covid-19-v-sr/10182?p_p_auth=fLk3Pf0q&_101_INSTANCE_lrJ2tDuQdEKp_redirect=%2Fweb%2Fen

http://www.uvzsr.sk/en/index.php/documents/34-public-order-announcing-issuance-of-decision-on-direction-of-the-measure-on-prevention-of-origination-and-spread-of-communicable-disease-covid-19

Are there travel restrictions within your jurisdiction?
Yes.
https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/news/current_issues/-/asset_publisher/lrJ2tDuQdEKp/content/opatrenia-na-zamedzenie-sirenia-ochorenia-covid-19-v-sr/10182?p_p_auth=fLk3Pf0q&_101_INSTANCE_lrJ2tDuQdEKp_redirect=%2Fweb%2Fen

Are there limits on the number of people who can congregate/work in one place?
no

Are you aware of any locations temporarily shut down to filming?
yes, almost all that governed by state officialities (castles, parks, mansions, museums, etc.)

Information immediately below was provided on March 19th, 2020 by:

Dimas González
(+34) 981 580 499
http://santiagodecompostelafilm.com

Is there currently a government mandate shutting down production in your jurisdiction?
Yes

Are there travel restrictions coming into the country?
Yes. Spain is in complete lockdown.
https://www.boe.es/eli/es/rd/2020/03/14/463/con

Are there travel restrictions within your jurisdiction? Yes
https://www.boe.es/eli/es/rd/2020/03/14/463/con

Are there limits on the number of people who can congregate/work in one place?
yes
https://www.boe.es/eli/es/rd/2020/03/14/463/con

Are you aware of any locations temporarily shut down to filming?
All
Additional Information
Complete lockdown.

Information immediately below was provided on March 19th, 2020 by:
Film i skane
https://filmiskane.se/

Contact:
Mikael Svensson
mikael@filmiskane.se
+46707163202

Is there currently a government mandate shutting down production in your jurisdiction?
No

Are there travel restrictions coming into the country?
Yes into Europe but not within Europe.

Are there travel restrictions within your jurisdiction?
Public employees are not allowed to travel outside my region. Includes the film commission.

Are there limits on the number of people who can congregate/work in one place?
Right now more than 500.

Are you aware of any locations temporarily shut down to filming?
No

Information immediately below was provided on March 19th, 2020 by:
British Film Commission

Contact:
US based:
Kattie Kotok
EVP – US Production
kattie.kotok@britishfilmcommission.org

US based:
Samantha Perahia MBE
Head of Production UK
samantha.perahia@britishfilmcommission.org.uk

Additional Information: 

https://www.bfi.org.uk/supporting-uk-film/covid-19-update

https://filmtvcharity.org.uk/news-event/the-coronavirus-were-here-to-help-you-think-through-your-options/

Information immediately below was provided on March 19th, 2020 by:
Quebec Film & Television Council
http://www.qftc.ca/

Contact:
Chanelle Routhier
Film & TV Commissioner, Province of Quebec
+ 1 514 451 4604
chanelle@qftc.ca

Ariane Dagenais Plante
Coordinator
+ 1 514 999-2299
ariane@qftc.ca

Pascale Guindon
Coordinator
+ 1 514 919-2867
pascale@qftc.ca

Jennifer Price
L.A. Representative
+ 1 310 498 0202)
jennifer@qftc.ca

Is there currently a government mandate shutting down production in your jurisdiction?
We share with you the link to the Government of Québec’s News wire, which contains all the press releases published in the last few hours:
http://www.fil-information.gouv.qc.ca/Pages/Articles.aspx?aiguillage=ajd&type=1&idMenuItem=1?pgs

Are there travel restrictions coming into the country?
We want to share with you a new government announcement regarding workers with a temporary visa:
Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair announced Wednesday in Ottawa that “international students, visa workers and temporary foreign workers will also be able to enter Canada, provided they comply with the government’s request for 14 days of isolation”.

https://www.lapresse.ca/affaires/202003/18/01-5265242-les-travailleurs-saisonniers-pourront-entrer-au-pays.php

For Quebec:
https://www.quebec.ca/en/health/health-issues/a-z/2019-coronavirus/

Are there travel restrictions within your jurisdiction?
Legault recommends avoiding non-essential inter-regional travel:
https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1675549/pandemie-covid-19-gouvernement-legault

Everyone must also respect the 14 day isolation period especially if travelling has been involved. We are also to work from home and socially distance ourselves until March 30th or further notice indicated by the premier of the province of Quebec.

Are there limits on the number of people who can congregate/work in one place?
Please find the information we have:

COVID-19 – Company activities are not covered by the directive on gatherings of 250 or more people
http://www.fil-information.gouv.qc.ca/Pages/Articles.aspx?aiguillage=ajd&type=1&idMenuItem=1&lang=fr (in French only)

Are you aware of any locations temporarily shut down to filming?
Most productions have shut down or are in the process of doing so.

Additional Information:
The province of Quebec is doing everything we can to make sure everyone stays safe and healthy. Our Premier is being very pro-active and is managing the situation very well.

The information immediately below was provided on March 26, 2020 by Screen Nova Scotia

Contact:
Laura Mackenzie
Executive Director
Laura@screennovascotia.com
+1.902.478.4811

Is there currently a government mandate shutting down production in your jurisdiction?
Yes

Are there travel restrictions coming into the country?
Yes. https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/latest-travel-health-advice.html

Are there travel restrictions within your jurisdiction?
Yes: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/#alerts

Are there limits on the number of people who can congregate/work in one place?
Yes, gatherings of 5 maximum. https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/#alerts

Are you aware of any locations temporarily shut down to filming?
All closed.

Additional Information
Incentive fund administrator, Nova Scotia Business Inc. is fully operational.

Information immediately below was provided on March 19th, 2020 by:
Northwest Territories Film Commission
https://www.nwtfilm.com/

Contact
Camilla MacEachern
NWT Film Commissioner
nwtfilm@gov.nt.ca
(867) 446-7249

Is there currently a government mandate shutting down production in your jurisdiction?
No mandate to shut down; however, several scheduled productions have cancelled. So we never had to force anything.

Are there travel restrictions coming into the country?
Yes, Canadian borders are closed to non-Canadian residents.

Are there travel restrictions within your jurisdiction?
No; however, flight schedules have limited. There is one community that is not allowing anyone in.

Are there limits on the number of people who can congregate/work in one place?
Yes, no more than 50.

Are you aware of any locations temporarily shut down to filming?
It’s safe to say that everything is shut down until further notice.

Additional Information:

Canada has declared a state of emergency.

Information immediately below was provided on March 19th, 2020 by:
Yukon Media Development
www.reelyukon.com

Contact:
Iris Merritt
Iris.Merritt@gov.yk.ca
+1-837-667-5678

Is there currently a government mandate shutting down production in your jurisdiction?
No but gatherings are limited to 50 people max.

Are there travel restrictions coming into the country?
The borders into Canada are limited to Canadian citizens and other essential services. Anyone entering Canada must self isolate for a minimum of 14 days immediately upon arrival in Canada

Are there travel restrictions within your jurisdiction?
No. There are no COVID-19 cases in Yukon as of March 19, 2020

Are there limits on the number of people who can congregate/work in one place?
Gatherings are limited to 50 people max as of March 19, 2020. Updated information will be available at
https://yukon.ca/en/information-about-novel-coronavirus-yukoners#information-for-travellers

Are you aware of any locations temporarily shut down to filming?
No. Productions are proceeding as of March 19, 2020

Information immediately below was provided on March 19th, 2020 by:
Creative BC
https://www.creativebc.com/

Contact
Marnie Orr
morr@creativebc.com
(604)813-1734

Is there currently a government mandate shutting down production in your jurisdiction?
Yes… no gatherings of 50+

Are there travel restrictions coming into the country?
Yes
https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/advisories

Are there travel restrictions within your jurisdiction?
no

Are there limits on the number of people who can congregate/work in one place?
https://news.gov.bc.ca/factsheets/bc-covid-19-response-update

Are you aware of any locations temporarily shut down to filming?
Yes. Most locations, public/gov are closed

Additional Information:

https://www.creativebc.com/about-us/news/covid-19/

The information found at the link below has been provided by AFCI Affiliate member Production Service Network:

https://www.productionservicenetwork.com/covid-19-country-production-status

The information found at the link below has been provided by AFCI Affiliate member Production Service Network:

https://www.productionservicenetwork.com/covid-19-country-production-status

UPDATE 3/25: Dominica recorded an additional 4 cases of COVID 19, bringing the total to 11. At a press briefing on March 25, 2020 Prime Minister Roosevelt announced that the island’s airports would be closed commencing midnight on March 25, 2020. All non -essential flights to the island are suspended until further notice.

UPDATE 3/25: The Prime Minister of Dominica, Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit announced on March 24, 2020, that Dominica had recorded 7 cases of COVID 19.  In light of this, the country’s ports of entry will be closed to visitors from March 26, 2020 until further notice.   We look forward to welcoming filmmakers and producers once this crisis is over.

UPDATE 3/22: Dominica recorded its first case of COVID 19 on March 22, 2020.  All schools and daycare centres have been closed.  Persons wishing to travel to Dominica should contact their travel agent/airline/ferry operator as there are reduced flights and no ferry service into and out of the island. Additional updates on COVID-19 in Dominica can be obtained from https://www.facebook.com/GISNewsDominica/ Or by calling 767 448 2151, 767 611 4325, email health@dominica.gov.dm, or website www.dominica.gov.dm.

Who is/are the best contact(s) for production inquiries at your office?
Daphne Vidal
filmdominica@dominica.dm
+17672558206

Is there currently a government mandate shutting down production in your jurisdiction?
All commercial flights into the country were discontinued as of midnight March 25, 2020.

Are there travel restrictions coming into the country?
All commercial flights into the country were discontinued as of midnight March 25, 2020.

Are there travel restrictions within your jurisdiction?
The country is on voluntary lockdown. Non-essential businesses are closed.

Are there limits on the number of people who can congregate/work in one place?
No more than 10 persons are allowed to congregate in any area at any one time.

Are you aware of any locations temporarily shut down to filming?
All eco-tourism sites and attractions are closed.
https://www.facebook.com/Dominicas-Forestry-Wildlife-Parks-DivisionEnvironmental-Education-Unit-574968226039832/

Is there any additional information you wish to provide, that may be useful to productions?
Official information on COVID-19 can be obtained from http://dominica.gov.dm/updates.

Information immediately below was provided on March 23rd, 2020 by:

Dominican Republic Film Commission:

Yvette Marichal
Film Commissioner
direccion@dgcine.gob.do

Manuela Germán
Head of the Technical Department
sirecine@dgcine.gob.do

Is there currently a government mandate shutting down production in your jurisdiction?
Yes.

https://dgcine.gob.do/web/2020/03/comunicado-medidas-de-la-direccion-general-de-cine-dgcine-ante-el-covid-19-en-la-republica-dominicana/

Are there travel restrictions coming into the country?
Yes.

Closure of all air, land and sea borders from 19 March. Foreign travelers are advised to consider leaving as soon as possible. Restrictions on non-essential movement (i.e. food shopping, medical care, exercise. Cultural and sporting activities prohibited; large gatherings restricted; restaurants and bars closed; public transport limited.

Are there travel restrictions within your jurisdiction?
Yes.
Closure of all air, land and sea borders from 19 March. Foreign travelers are advised to consider leaving as soon as possible. Restrictions on non-essential movement (i.e. food shopping, medical care, exercise. Cultural and sporting activities prohibited; large gatherings restricted; restaurants and bars closed; public transport limited.

https://msp.gob.do/web/?p=6627

Are there limits on the number of people who can congregate/work in one place?
Large gatherings are either prohibited or restricted.
Are you aware of any locations temporarily shut down to filming?
No shooting permits will be issued while the state of emergency is in place.
Additional Information

In response to the rapidly evolving events surrounding COVID-19, the President of the Dominican Republic has issued a statement declaring a national state of emergency, prohibiting all activities except those that are regarded as essential needs, this includes shoots of any audiovisual projects. We are all living a worldwide situation where the lives and the health of everyone are of utmost importance to us here at the Dominican Republic Film Commission.

The DR Film Commission has issued a statement in which we order the suspension of all filming activities, going into effect on March 19 until April 3 (tentatively, as we see how this situation progresses). In the current state of emergency, it is impossible to guarantee that there will be absolute isolation and no contact in an audiovisual project in order to avoid the spread of COVID-19, which generates a risk for cast, crew and service providers.

The Dominican Republic Film Commission does not authorize the continuation of any shoots at this moment; our country is in a national state of emergency as declared by our President, Danilo Medina. We are facing a global health urgency situation, yet following the new government measures announced this week – and in times of such unprecedented uncertainty – this is now our only viable option. Clearly, this is not a course of action we had hoped to take and we apologize for this disruptions.

We take the health and safety of both our local and international cast and crew very seriously and we are taking preventative steps to ensure the wellbeing of all those who make up the film industry. We all must remain alert and secluded until the current situation is under control and we can resume all the audiovisual shoots when our local authorities indicate us to do so. Until then, please stay safe.

Kindest Regards,
Yvette Marichal
Film Commissioner
Dominican Republic Film Commission

The information immediately below was provided on March 28, 2020 by Jamaica Film Commission

Contact:
film@jamprocorp.com

Is there currently a government mandate shutting down production in your jurisdiction?
We are still issuing film registrations however, we are only doing so in alignment with travel restrictions and community gathering restrictions issued by the Office of the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Health. In all cases we are closely reviewing production dates and working with clients to schedule safe dates

https://www.moh.gov.jm/edu-resources/learn-about-the-coronaviruses/
https://opm.gov.jm/news/

Are there travel restrictions coming into the country?
Non-essential travel (incoming) was restricted on March 23, 2020 for 14 days in the first instance and will be reviewed continually. All incoming passengers will be required to quarantine for 14 days. Goods/trade is not restricted.

https://www.moh.gov.jm/edu-resources/learn-about-the-coronaviruses/
https://opm.gov.jm/news/

Are there travel restrictions within your jurisdiction?
As above

Are there limits on the number of people who can congregate/work in one place?
No more than 20 persons can congregate in public places - March 23, 2020

Additional Information
The Jamaica Film Commission is open, but we are working remotely. Please contact us at film@jamprocorp.com

The information immediately below was provided on March 28, 2020 by California Film Commission

Contact:
eklosterman@film.ca.gov

Is there currently a government mandate shutting down production in your jurisdiction?
Yes. https://covid19.ca.gov/. The State of California is under a shelter in place order from the Governor for non-essential businesses. https://business.ca.gov/coronavirus-2019/

Are there travel restrictions coming into the country?
see US State Department website: https://www.state.gov/

Are there travel restrictions within your jurisdiction?
Recommendation to curtail all non-essential travel

 

Are there limits on the number of people who can congregate/work in one place?
Less than ten

Are you aware of any locations temporarily shut down to filming?
State Parks, Caltrans and other State buildings and facilities are only issuing permits at this time that comply with the Statewide shelter in place order from the Governor or any other local order.

Additional Information
see our website at: http://film.ca.gov

Information immediately below was provided on March 19th, 2020 by:

Sacramento Film Office
https://www.cityofsacramento.org/Convention-Cultural-Services/Sacramento-Film-Office

Contact:

Jennifer West
916-808-2676
jcwest@cityofsacramento.org

Is there currently a government mandate shutting down production in your jurisdiction?
Yes

Are there travel restrictions coming into the country?
Yes. No travel from US and Europe, Canada, China.

Are there travel restrictions within your jurisdiction?
No

Are there limits on the number of people who can congregate/work in one place?
10 and must be 6′ apart

Are you aware of any locations temporarily shut down to filming?
No

Information immediately below was provided on March 19th, 2020 by:
Film Santa Clarita
http://filmsantaclarita.com/contact-us/

Contact:
Evan Thomason
ethomason@santa-clarita.com
+1 661-286-4167

Is there currently a government mandate shutting down production in your jurisdiction?
No, but it’s limited to less than 50 people.

Are there travel restrictions coming into the country?
USA – Yes.

Are there travel restrictions within your jurisdiction?
Not yet.

Are there limits on the number of people who can congregate/work in one place?
Yes, 10.

Are you aware of any locations temporarily shut down to filming?
Government facilities.

Information immediately below was provided on March 19th, 2020 by:
Florida Keys Film Office

Chad Newman
+1 (305) 293-1800
chad@filmkeys.com

Is there currently a government mandate shutting down production in your jurisdiction?
Currently, we are not issuing any film permits in Key West. The rest of the Keys are on a case by case basis.

Are there travel restrictions coming into the country?
Yes.

Are there travel restrictions within your jurisdiction? 
No

Are there limits on the number of people who can congregate/work in one place?
Currently limited to 10

Are you aware of any locations temporarily shut down to filming?
Key West is closed to filming

Information immediately below was provided on March 19th, 2020 by:
Collier County Film Commission

Contact:

Maggie McCarty
collierfilm@aol.com
+1 239-285-3660

Is there currently a government mandate shutting down production in your jurisdiction?
Yes – no issuing of permits

Are there travel restrictions coming into the country?
Yes-Here is specific information from the CDC regarding travel. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html

Are there travel restrictions within your jurisdiction?
As a county employee – no outbound travel

Are there limits on the number of people who can congregate/work in one place?
Florida Department of Health continue to advise the public to take all of the following general precautions:

  • Avoid contact with sick individuals.
  • Limit gatherings of 10 or more people.
  • Maintain a six-foot distance from anyone who appears to be sick.
  • Use fist bumps or other forms of greetings rather than a handshake or hug.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Do not travel when you’re sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Clean your hands often by washing them with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at 60%-95% alcohol. Soap and water should be used if hands are visibly dirty. It is especially important to clean hands after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.
  • Stay home if you are sick.

Are you aware of any locations temporarily shut down to filming?
Not issuing permits

Additional Information:
Please check social media for local updates

Information immediately below was provided on March 19th, 2020 by:
Palm Beach County Film & Television Commission

Contact:
Christy Andreoni
Director of Operations & Production
candreoni@pbfilm.com
+1 561-233-3100

Is there currently a government mandate shutting down production in your jurisdiction?
No. Permit requests are being accepted and reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Are there travel restrictions coming into the country?
Yes.
Travel from outside of the US:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/from-other-countries.html
Travel within the US: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-in-the-us.html

Are there travel restrictions within your jurisdiction? 
None as of 3/19/20

Are there limits on the number of people who can congregate/work in one place?
Information on Palm Beach County: http://discover.pbcgov.org/pages/COVID19.aspx

Information on State of Florida: https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/

Are you aware of any locations temporarily shut down to filming?
Locations in Palm Beach County are being considered on a case-by-case basis for all permit requests, pending production details. Alternative options are being recommended for any locations that cannot accommodate production.

Is there any additional information you wish to provide, that may be useful to productions?
Due to public health advisories related to COVID-19, our municipalities and community partners are taking additional care and considerations when reviewing permit applications for approval. While we cannot offer any guarantees on permit requests at this time, we are working with our contacts on a case-by-case basis to see if additional conditions/restrictions applied will allow production to move forward. The safety and well-being of our clients and community is our top priority.

Please state:1. your Film Commission/Office name2. the name, title, email and phone number of the person(s) in your office to handle production inquiries.

Hawai'i Film Office
Donne Dawson
State Film Commissioner +1 (808) 754-3456
Kelly Tolar, Film Specialist +1 (808) 763-7401
Sandi Ichihara-Abe. senior film specialist (808) 226-6133

Is there currently a government mandate shutting down production in your jurisdiction?
No, but there is a statewide directive for all residents to stay at home, work from home, with the exception of essential workers.

Are there travel restrictions coming into the country? If yes, please provide details including links to official sites and information on quarantine measures.
Yes, effective Thursday, March 26, all incoming passengers (whether returning residents or visitors) are subject to a 14-day quarantine.
https://hawaiicovid19.com/mandatory-14-day-quarantine-for-all-individuals-arriving-or-returning-to-the-state-of-hawai%CA%BBi/

Are there travel restrictions within your jurisdiction? If yes, please provide details including links to official sites.
Cruise Ships are banned from disembarking in Hawai'i

Are there limits on the number of people who can congregate/work in one place?If yes, please provide details including links to official sites.
Similar to federal directives, no more than 10 people can congregate in one place but that was before the stay at home/work from home mandate was issued.

Are you aware of any locations temporarily shut down to filming?
All of our state agencies are shut down, including state parks so the Hawai'i Film Office is not issuing film permits until further notice. Actor, Producer, Director Daniel Dae Kim, who lives in Hawai'i was one of the earlier confirmed cases here. Please look at his two incredibly helpful posts:
https://www.instagram.com/p/B97DQshgJIN/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet&fbclid=IwAR1_dDHjv1GkhfysqEs6DA4tYgUQFMNDW0TQyaHJ5zG1E6N1nrbDa45aqT4
https://www.facebook.com/136577846385452/videos/527042041550840/UzpfSTEwMDAwMTI4MjQ1MzIxOTozMDM3NzQxNDM5NjExOTA4/

Additional Information
Visitors to Hawai'i have been urged to stay home and return home if they are already in the islands. We have extremely limited hospital beds, ICU beds and medical equipment and testing supplies so those items need to be preserved for residents.

Information immediately below was provided on March 19th, 2020 by:

Jennifer Bowen
Jennifer@FilmAugusta.com
706-823-6613

Sarah Childers
Sarah@FilmAugusta.com
(706) 849-3246

Is there currently a government mandate shutting down production in your jurisdiction?
As of 3/20/20 - no but the City of Augusta is working with essential employees only and not allowing any public access to publicly owned buildings, essentially not issuing any approvals for use of any city-owned facility or right of way. We are also using the President's recommendation of less than 10 in gatherings and the CDC's recommendations to inform any production considering traveling to our destination that doing business would be extremely difficult.

Are there travel restrictions coming into the country?
Yes, I am located in Georgia in the United States.

Are there travel restrictions within your jurisdiction?
They City of Augusta, GA is considering implementing a curfew which would limit travel within the city.

Are there limits on the number of people who can congregate/work in one place?
Yes, the President of the US has recommended no more than 10 people per gathering.

Are you aware of any locations temporarily shut down to filming (if production is shut down, you need not answer this question).
The City of Augusta, GA is not allowing any public access to city-owned facilities until after April 1 or possibly longer.

The information immediately below was provided on April 4, 2020 by DeKalb Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Commission

Contact:
Shelbia Jackson, Director, Email: sljackson@decidedekalb.com, Phone: 404-687-2748 404-687-2748

Is there currently a government mandate shutting down production in your jurisdiction?
March 27, DeKalb County, GA CEO Michael Thurmond updated the county’s state of emergency with a stay-at-home order for DeKalb County in response to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.

The order is effective Saturday, March 28, 2020, at 9 p.m. until further notice.

The stay-at-home order applies to all individuals living in DeKalb County. According to the order, “individuals are permitted to leave their places of residence only to provide or receive certain essential services or engage in certain essential activities and work for essential businesses and essential governmental functions.”

“We are trying to save lives from the serious COVID-19 public health threat,” CEO Thurmond said.

https://www.dekalbcountyga.gov/news/dekalb-ceo-thurmond-issues-stay-home-executive-order

Are there travel restrictions coming into the country? 
The United States has coordinated a national response team and keeps the nation informed via its website at https://www.usa.gov/coronavirus.

Updates on Travel, Immigration, and Transportation as of April 2, 2020:

Are there travel restrictions within your jurisdiction? 
DeKalb County, GA Implements ‘Socially Distant Service  Delivery’ Strategy

County Restricts Public Access to County Facilities

In order to protect county workers from the spread of COVID-19, DeKalb County will restrict access to all government buildings and facilities to the public starting Monday, March 16.

“We are implementing a ‘socially distant service delivery’ strategy to protect our employees from the spread of the virus so that DeKalb County can continue to provide essential services to our customers,” DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond said.

While physical access to county facilities will be restricted to the general public, county services will still be available. The county has made it possible for its customers to engage with any department they would normally have a face-to-face encounter with via email, telephone, standard mail delivery, and any other electronic platform available to the county.

“We are following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other federal and state agencies to limit contact between people as a means of protecting public health,” CEO Thurmond said.

“DeKalb County Government remains open for business,” CEO Thurmond said. “We will continue to offer a high level of services and support for DeKalb County.”

For information on accessing county services during this time, visit www.dekalbcountyga.gov or call 404-371-2000 or 311 from a landline Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For information about COVID-19, visit www.dekalbcountyga.gov/coronavirus.

Our office will update the website and social media as needed. Additional operational updates will be available as issued and can be found at www.dekalbcountyga.gov/coronavirus.

Our Film Commission will also provide updated resource lists and links at www.DeKalbEntertainment.com, you can reach us via email at info@DeKalbEntertainment.com or phone at 404-687-2748.

Are there limits on the number of people who can congregate/work in one place?
In an attempt to stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect all residents, citizens, and visitors, the DeKalb County, GA CEO strongly encourages all businesses with a facility in DeKalb County, except Essential Businesses as defined herein, to cease all except Minimum Basic Operations, as defined herein;

All public and private gatherings of any number of people occurring outside a single household or living unit are prohibited, except for the limited purposes as expressly permitted herein. Nothing in this Order prohibits the gathering of members of a household or living unit.

Essential Activities are to be performed while maintaining six (6) feet of social distance. List of Essential Activities include:

a. To engage in activities or tasks essential to an individual or family member’s health and safety including pets);
b. To obtain necessary services and supplies for themselves, their family or household or to deliver those services or supplies to others;
c. To engage in outdoor activity, provided the individuals remain at least six feet from each other;
d. To perform work for Essential Businesses or to obtain products or services from Essential Businesses, including engaging in Minimum Basic Operations;
e. To care for a person who is medically fragile or family member or pet in another household;
f. To engage in Essential Governmental Functions, which are any and all services needed to ensure the continuing operation of any governmental agency.

Persons who are performing or accessing Essential Governmental Functions are exempt from this Order;

Additional operational updates will be available as issued and can be found at www.dekalbcountyga.gov/coronavirus.

Our Film Commission will also provide updated resource lists and links at www.DeKalbEntertainment.com.

Are you aware of any locations temporarily shut down to filming?
Currently, ten (10) productions are on hold and one (1) pending application. We work with thirteen (13) local jurisdictions, who also have productions on hold until the Executive Order is lifted.

Is there any additional information you wish to provide, that may be useful to productions?
We look forward to welcoming all productions back to DeKalb as soon as it is safely possible. I think everyone is tired of even hearing the words “Shelter in Place” and Flattening the Curb”. My prayer is that all the safety directives we have all endured will allow us all to safely return to our normal routines in a few weeks. We will be ready and excited to ramp back up!

The Entertainment Commission is represented on the COVID-19 County Task Force and will update our page with any new information upon direction from CEO Thurmond. I am super grateful we have honest reliable leadership in place to get us through this!

Feel free to reach out to us at info@DeKalbEntertainment.com or stay updated via our website at www.DeKalbEntertainment.com.

Wishing you Good Health, Spiritual Peace, Family Fun and Love,
Shelbia Jackson, Director
DeKalb Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Commission
DeKalb County, GA

The information immediately below was provided on March 26, 2020 by Maine Film Office

Contact:
Karen Carberry Warhola
Director
Maine Film Office
Karen.CarberryWarhola@maine.gov
+1 (207) 624-9828

Is there currently a government mandate shutting down production in your jurisdiction?
No, however, all gatherings in Maine of more than 10 people that are not essential are prohibited. Check here for updates: https://visitmaine.com/together

Are there travel restrictions coming into the country?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has compiled a list of considerations for U.S. travelers. Find them here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-in-the-us.html

Please refer to the CDC for the most up-to-date travel recommendations and information. Find them here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/communication-resources.html

Are there travel restrictions within your jurisdiction?
Please refer to this comprehensive list of updated COVID-19 Related Travel Restrictions in Maine: https://visitmaine.com/together

Are there limits on the number of people who can congregate/work in one place?
The Governor has prohibited all gatherings in Maine of more than 10 people that are not essential or work-related. Updates can be found here: https://visitmaine.com/together

Are you aware of any locations temporarily shut down to filming?
Please refer to this comprehensive list of updated COVID-19 Related Closures in Maine: https://visitmaine.com/together

Additional Information
For up-to-date information about the coronavirus in Maine, our prevention and response efforts, and specific guidance for businesses, travelers and others, visit the Maine CDC: https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious-disease/epi/airborne/coronavirus.shtml

Please state:1. your Film Commission/Office name2. the name, title, email and phone number of the person(s) in your office to handle production inquiries.
MN Film & TV
Melodie Bahan
Executive Director
melodie@mnfilmtv.org
612-767-0095

Is there currently a government mandate shutting down production in your jurisdiction?
No

Are there travel restrictions coming into the country? If yes, please provide details including links to official sites and information on quarantine measures.
Yes (United States)

Are there travel restrictions within your jurisdiction? If yes, please provide details including links to official sites.
Not yet.

Are there limits on the number of people who can congregate/work in one place?If yes, please provide details including links to official sites.
Not yet.

Are you aware of any locations temporarily shut down to filming (if production is shut down, you need not answer this question).
No

The information immediately below was provided on March 26, 2020, by Mississippi Film Office

Contact:
Mississippi Film Office
Nina Parikh
Director
+1 601.359.3034

Is there currently a government mandate shutting down production in your jurisdiction?
No government mandate, but discouraging gatherings of more than 10 individuals

Are there limits on the number of people who can congregate/work in one place?
https://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/14,21866,420.html

Additional Information
https://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/14,0,420.html

The information immediately below was provided on March 30, 2020 by Montana Film Office

Contact:
Allison Whitmer
Film Commissioner
allison.whitmer@mt.gov
+1 406.461.8760

Is there currently a government mandate shutting down production in your jurisdiction?
Montana is under a stay at home order, and essential businesses are the only ones operating. While not a mandate, unless you are filming for news, medical, PSA or other public health-related reasons, we are not encouraging production.

Are there travel restrictions coming into the country?
The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period. U.S. citizens who live abroad should avoid all international travel.

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/travel-advisory-alert-global-level-4-health-advisory-issue.html

Are there travel restrictions within your jurisdiction?
Prohibited and permitted travel- All travel should be limited to Essential Travel and travel
for Essential Activities. People riding on public transit must comply with social distancing to
the greatest extent feasible. When individuals need to leave their homes or residences, they
should at all times maintain social distancing of at least six feet from any person who is not a
member of their immediate household, to the greatest extent possible.

https://covid19.mt.gov/Portals/223/Documents/Stay%20at%20Home%20Directive.pdf?ver=2020-03-26-173332-177

Are there limits on the number of people who can congregate/work in one place?
All public and private gatherings of any number of people occurring
outside a household or living unit are prohibited, except for the limited purposes permitted by
this Directive.

https://covid19.mt.gov/Portals/223/Documents/Stay%20at%20Home%20Directive.pdf?ver=2020-03-26-173332-177

Are you aware of any locations temporarily shut down to filming?
National Parks and National Forests are restricted, as are state parks and other public lands.

Additional Information
We update frequently on our social media pages -Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. Do call us directly at +1 406.461.8760 for the most updated information.

The information immediately below was provided on March 26, 2020, by Film Albany

Contact:
Film Albany
Deb Goedeke
Albany County New York Film Commissioner
dgoedeke@albany.org
+1 518-434-1217 x100

Is there currently a government mandate shutting down production in your jurisdiction?
No; however, abiding by Governor Cuomo's mandate - no gatherings of more than 50 persons.

Are there travel restrictions within your jurisdiction? If yes, please provide details including links to official sites.
All non-essential workers staying home....film commissioner working remotely...

Are there limits on the number of people who can congregate/work in one place?
Yes.
New York State Department of Health
https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/travel-large-gatherings-and-quarantines

Are you aware of any locations temporarily shut down to filming?
No

Additional Information
Feel free to reach out with any additional questions: +1 518-434-1217 x100.

Information immediately below was provided on March 19th, 2020 by:
Film Rochester

Contact

Nora Brown
Nbrown@filmrochester.org
+1 585-455-0505

Is there currently a government mandate shutting down production in your jurisdiction?
Not currently- but all non essential businesses urged to consider closing

Are there travel restrictions coming into the country?
Yes-US federal restrictions in place

Are there travel restrictions within your jurisdiction?
State of emergency for several counties surrounding Rochester region

Are there limits on the number of people who can congregate/work in one place?
Yes – NYS mandate to reduce workforce by no less than 50% – make accommodations for released staff to work from home.

Are you aware of any locations temporarily shut down to filming?
City and County buildings are closed to the public- all universities are closed

Additional Information
Film commission staff are working from their homes -but available to advise on status of restrictions. Film commissioner Nora Brown can be reached 24/7 via mobile phone 585-455-0505

Information immediately below was provided on March 19th, 2020 by:
Cleveland Film
https://www.clevelandfilm.com/

Contact:
Mike Wendt
mwendt@clevelandfilm.com
+1 216-344-7401

Is there currently a government mandate shutting down production in your jurisdiction?
Not necessarily but the office that submits the permits are closed.

Are there travel restrictions coming into the country?
Per US order most borders are shut to essential travel only.

Are there travel restrictions within your jurisdiction?
Travel is not shut down, but it is not encouraged.

Are there limits on the number of people who can congregate/work in one place?
10 people

Are you aware of any locations temporarily shut down to filming?
Movie theaters, salons, barbershops, stadiums, bowling alleys, restaurants, hospitals.

Is there any additional information you wish to provide, that may be useful to productions?
We encourage people to reach out and get things ready for when production is up and running.

Information immediately below was provided on March 19th, 2020 by:
Pittsburgh Film Office
https://www.pghfilm.org/
Dawn Keezer
dkeezer@pghfilm.org
+1 412-261-2744

Is there currently a government mandate shutting down production in your jurisdiction?
No gatherings more than 50, so essentially yes.

Are there limits on the number of people who can congregate/work in one place?
Limited to 50

Are you aware of any locations temporarily shut down to filming?
No

Additional Information
Call or email us to help you. We are working from home but have access to all of our files.

Information immediately below was provided on March 23rd 2020 by:

www.gov.texas.gov

Who is/are the best contact(s) for production inquiries at your office?
The Texas Film Commission has a production staff of 4 that are available to answer inquiries. Please contact us at film@gov.texas.gov or 512-463-9200.

Is there currently a government mandate shutting down production in your jurisdiction?
There is a statewide executive order/mandate that limits group gatherings to less than 10 people, which would include production crew.

Are there travel restrictions coming into the country?
Yes; please see federal guidelines on travel restrictions to the U.S. as mandated by the White House: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/covid-19-information.html

Are there travel restrictions within your jurisdiction?
At the moment, Texas does not have additional state travel restrictions in place.

Are there limits on the number of people who can congregate/work in one place?
There is an executive order that limits group gatherings to less than 10 people, which would include production crew.
www.gov.texas.gov
https://gov.texas.gov/uploads/files/press/EO-GA_08_COVID-19_preparedness_and_mitigation_FINAL_03-19-2020_1.pdf

Are you aware of any locations temporarily shut down to filming?
Production should be limited to crews of less than 10 people, and will need to work with Texas city municipalities to determine if filming is possible.

Is there any additional information you wish to provide, that may be useful to productions?
We advise productions to follow the advice and precautions as listed by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS): https://www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/.

The information immediately below was provided on March 26, 2020, by Austin Film Commission

Contact:
Brian Gannon
Director - Austin Film Commission
bgannon@visitaustin.org
+1 512-583-7230

Is there currently a government mandate shutting down production in your jurisdiction?
City of Austin has a Stay at Home order in place until April 13.

All public and private gatherings of any number of people occurring outside a single household or dwelling unit are prohibited, with exception to essential activities or essential work or members of a household or dwelling unit.

In addition, until May 1, 2020, unless terminated or modified by a subsequent Order, the Mayor of the City
of Austin, Texas, deems it in the public interest to PROHIBIT anywhere in the City of Austin, Social Gatherings of more than 10 people.

Are you aware of any locations temporarily shut down to filming?
All non-essential businesses: restaurants, stores, museums and venues are not accessible at this time. Parks & Recreation buildings and temporarily closed as well. City-owned properties including streets and sidewalks will not be permitted for filming due safety.

Additional Information:
This is a fluid situation. Please reach out or check AustinFilmCommission.com for local updates.

The information immediately below was provided on March 28, 2020 by El Paso (Texas) Film Commission

Contact:
Drew Mayer-Oakes
film commissioner
film@destinationelpaso.com
+1-915-534-0698

Is there currently a government mandate shutting down production in your jurisdiction?
shelter in place/essential businesses only

Are there travel restrictions coming into the country?
Yes. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/from-other-countries.html

Are there travel restrictions within your jurisdiction?
See http://epstrong.org/closures.php

Are there limits on the number of people who can congregate/work in one place?
http://epstrong.org/closures.php

Information immediately below was provided on March 19th, 2020 by:
Fort Worth Film Commission

Contact
Jessica Christopherson
jessicachristopherson@fortworth.com

Is there currently a government mandate shutting down production in your jurisdiction?
No gatherings larger than 50 people including productions.

Are there travel restrictions coming into the country?
U.S. restrictions apply to Texas.

Are there travel restrictions within your jurisdiction?
Same as the U.S. restrictions.

Are there limits on the number of people who can congregate/work in one place?
50 people

Are you aware of any locations temporarily shut down to filmin?
Yes, several locations such as restaurants, museums and venues are not accessible at this time. Parks & Recreation buildings and temporarily closed as well.

Additional Information
As this issue is constantly changing, if productions have questions we suggest they email us at filmcommission@fortworth.com to find out the latest. https://www.fortworth.com/coronavirus/

Information immediately below was provided on March 19th, 2020 by:
South Padre Island Convention and Visitors Bureau

Contact:
Ed Caum
CVB Director
+1 956-433-8214

Is there currently a government mandate shutting down production in your jurisdiction?
No

Are there travel restrictions within your jurisdiction?
No

Are there limits on the number of people who can congregate/work in one place?
Yes, 50 per venue and no more thsn groups of Ten on the beach.

Are you aware of any locations temporarily shut down to filming?
No

Information immediately below was provided on March 19th, 2020 by:
Utah Film Commission

Contact:
Derek Mellus
dmellus@utah.gov
+1 801-538-8740

Is there currently a government mandate shutting down production in your jurisdiction?
Not specifically, but the no-gathering rule of no more than 10 people has essentially stopped production.

Are there travel restrictions coming into the country?
Yes. China, Iran, Europe, UK, Ireland are all prohibited. I believe Canada and US are also closing their borders. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/from-other-countries.html

Are there travel restrictions within your jurisdiction?
Our state gov has prohibited all non-essential travel by employees but there isn’t a travel ban for visitors or residents.

Are there limits on the number of people who can congregate/work in one place?
Yes. No more than 10 and practice social distancing. Restaurants & bars are closed to inside dining. https://coronavirus.utah.gov/

Are you aware of any locations temporarily shut down to filming?
Not yet, but I expect this may change.

The information immediately below was provided on March 26, 2020 by Virginia Film Office

Contact:
VIRGINIA Film Office
+1 800.854.6233
www.film.virginia.org

Is there currently a government mandate shutting down production in your jurisdiction?
10 person limit for any gathering as of 3/24/20

Are there travel restrictions coming into the country?
Yes, USA restrictions are changing daily.

Are there travel restrictions within your jurisdiction?
Encouraged to avoid non-essential travel from home

Are there limits on the number of people who can congregate/work in one place?
10

Are you aware of any locations temporarily shut down to filming?
Access only for media.

Is there any additional information you wish to provide, that may be useful to productions?
Stay home until advised otherwise by medical experts.

Information immediately below was provided on March 23rdh, 2020 by:

Sheridan Travel & Tourism

Salvatore Brown
salvatore.heidi@gmail.com
401-824-9339

Shawn Parker
sparker@sheridanwy.net

Jeff Shanor
jshanor@sheridanwy.net

Is there currently a government mandate shutting down production in your jurisdiction?
No

Are there travel restrictions coming into the country?
The Sheridan area has no travel restrictions of its own, but adheres to United States travel restrictions and advisories.

Check the CDC.GOV website for information on travel to and within the US:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html

Are there travel restrictions within your jurisdiction?
No travel restrictions within our jurisdiction.

Are there limits on the number of people who can congregate/work in one place?
Limited to 50 people are more, though smaller crews preferred (under 10).

Are you aware of any locations temporarily shut down to filming?
No locations within our jurisdiction are closed for filming currently.

Is there any additional information you wish to provide, that may be useful to productions?
Sheridan, Wyoming is still open for productions, though smaller crews are preferred.

The information immediately below was provided on March 26, 2020, by Film U.S. Virgin Islands

Contact:
Film USVI
Luana Wheatley
Director, U.S. Virgin Islands Film Office
http://www.filmusvi.com

It is still possible to travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands by commercial airline or private jet. Passengers will have to take a temperature test upon landing administered by the Department of Heath. Additionally, passengers arriving from NY or California may be asked to self-quarantine for 14 days. We expect anyone choosing to come to the USVI exercise the utmost caution and be mindful of health of our community. Our airports and seaports can not close without federal mandate.

The Governor of the US Virgin Islands has: ordered all accommodation types to cease accepting reservations/guests for the next 30 days (exceptions exist for certain business travelers); bars/restaurants are closed for in-house seating but takeout options are available; passenger numbers on inter-island ferries is limited; and many non-essential businesses are closed until further notice. No curfew is currently in place.

Many of our offices are closed in order to flatten out the curve and keep everyone safe. The Governor has also advised that we STAY HOME. We are practicing social distancing when we have to visit locations such as grocery/big box stores and general retail locations.

Updated information is available at www.usviupdate.com; www.vi.gov; and www.doh.vi.gov.

We look forward to welcoming back productions when it has been deemed safe to travel.

Stay safe. Be smart.

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Information immediately below was provided on March 23rd 2020 by:

Luana Wheatley
lawheatley@usvitourism.vi
340-244-2404

Is there currently a government mandate shutting down production in your jurisdiction?
There is no government mandate currently that would shut down a production. No island-wide quarantine has been issued as yet.

Are there travel restrictions coming into the country?
As of today, 3/19, there are no travel restrictions in the territory.

Are there travel restrictions within your jurisdiction?
No travel restrictions.

Are there limits on the number of people who can congregate/work in one place?
Limit is 10. This was just announced.

Are you aware of any locations temporarily shut down to filming?
National Parks on St. John and St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

Is there any additional information you wish to provide, that may be useful to productions?
Because we are a U.S. Territory, we follow the same health and safety precautions as the continental United States.

 

 

The information immediately below was provided on March 26, 2020 by Ausfilm.

Contact:
Ausfilm
Erin Stam
EVP, International Production
Erin.stam@ausfilm.com
+1 310-229-2361

Is there currently a government mandate shutting down production in your jurisdiction?
No.

Are there travel restrictions coming into the country?
Yes. Only Australian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate families may enter Australia. All travelers to Australia are required to self-isolate for 14 days.
https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/news-media/current-alerts/novel-coronavirus

Are there travel restrictions within your jurisdiction?
Yes. Queensland, South Australia, Northern Territory and Tasmania have closed their borders.

Are there limits on the number of people who can congregate/work in one place?
Yes. New measure as of today with a stay at home order with guests to a minimum and small numbers. Bars, clubs, places of worship, indoor sports facilities, gyms, museums, cafes, stores and restaurants closed. The latter are allowed to provide take away food.
https://www.pm.gov.au/media/update-coronavirus-measures-24-March-2020

Are you aware of any locations temporarily shut down to filming?
No space specifically shut to filming, but the restrictions detailed in answer to question 5 preclude filming.


Additional information ---

18 March 2020:
We now advise all Australians: do not travel overseas at this time. This is our highest advice level (level 4 of 4). If you are already overseas and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means. Regardless of your destination, age or health, our advice is do not travel at this time.

As more countries close their borders or introduce travel restrictions, overseas travel is becoming more complex and difficult. You may not be able to return to Australia when you had planned to. Consider whether you have access to health care and support systems if you get sick while overseas. If you decide to return to Australia, do so as soon as possible. Commercial options may become less available.

If you are overseas and cannot, or do not want to, return to Australia, follow the advice of local authorities. Take care to minimize your risk of exposure to coronavirus including by self-isolating. If you choose to stay, note our ability to provide consular assistance in some places may be limited due to restrictions on movement and other services.

If you decide to return to Australia, you will now be required to self-isolate for 14 days. This applies to all travelers, including Australian citizens. For details see the Australian Border Force website.

Contact your airline, travel agent or insurance company to discuss your travel plans and options for canceling or postponing current bookings, or to arrange commercial flights back to Australia.

All cruise ships which have sailed from a foreign port have been banned from entering Australian ports for 30 days.

All of the above advice has also been provided to Australian Government staff, who have been instructed to instead use video-conferencing and other communication technologies as much as possible.

The Foreign Minister decided on 17 March to offer voluntary departures globally for all dependants of staff at our overseas posts, staff at high risk due to underlying health conditions and staff the head of mission considers non-essential for ongoing operations.

For more information see our Coronavirus (COVID-19) – information for Australian travelers page.

For urgent consular assistance contact:

+61 2 6261 3305 from overseas
1300 555 135 from within Australia

For non-urgent inquiries, email smartraveller@dfat.gov.au
https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/crisis/covid-19-and-travel

Australian Government Department of Health:
https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert/coronavirus-covid-19-current-situation-and-case-numbers

New South Wales:
Health Department:
https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/covid-19-latest.aspx

Queensland:
Queensland Health:
https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19
Pandemic Risk Management for Business:
https://www.business.qld.gov.au/running-business/protecting-business/disaster-resilience/pandemic-risk-management

Victoria:
Health Department:
https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-covid-19-daily-update

Western Australia:
Department of Premier and Cabinet:
https://www.wa.gov.au/organisation/department-of-the-premier-and-cabinet/coronavirus-covid-19-latest-updates
State of Emergency Declarations:
https://www.wa.gov.au/government/document-collections/coronavirus-covid-19-state-of-emergency-declarations

Who is/are the best contact(s) for production inquiries at your office?
Philippa Mossman
philippa.mossman@nzfc.co.nz
+64 21 423 083

Is there currently a government mandate shutting down production in your jurisdiction?
NO

Are there travel restrictions coming into the country?
YES
https://covid19.govt.nz/

Are there travel restrictions within your jurisdiction?
N/A - NO
all of NZ approach

Are there limits on the number of people who can congregate/work in one place?
Work restrictions not currently applying.
Gatherings of over 100 not permitted indoors
https://covid19.govt.nz/

Are you aware of any locations temporarily shut down to filming?
NO

Is there any additional information you wish to provide, that may be useful to productions?
www.nzfc.co.nz

ARGENTINA FILM COMMISSION
Ana Aizenberg
Film Commissioner
ana.aizenberg@gmail.com

In case of any inquiry regarding production in Argentina please contact your local Argentina Consulate.

The information found at the link below has been provided by AFCI Affiliate member Production Service Network:

https://www.productionservicenetwork.com/covid-19-country-production-status

The information immediately below was provided on March 26, 2020, by Bogota Film Commission

Contact:
Bogota Film Commission
Laura Puentes
Bogota Film Commission advisor
cfb@idartes.gov.co
+ (571) 3795750 - Ext. 3409

Is there currently a government mandate shutting down production in your jurisdiction?
Colombia has the Decree 457 from this year which includes many restrictions for filming in a public space in Bogotá from March 23rd - April 13th. The decree has different restrictions because of the shelter in place policy

Are there travel restrictions coming into the country?
In order to prevent the expansion of the COVID 19 virus, Colombia closed their borders starting March 23rd and has declared shelter in place until April 13th.

Are there travel restrictions within your jurisdiction?
The mayor’s office of Bogotá ordered a shelter in place simulation starting March 20th that has been extended by a nationally run shelter in place policy. The Bogotá Film Commission is not granting permits to film in public spaces in the city.

Are there limits on the number of people who can congregate/work in one place?
People are being allowed to congregate in one place only in the 34 exceptions included in the Deceee 457 from 2020 and are limited to 50 people.

Are you aware of any locations temporarily shut down to filming?
Production in Colombia and Bogotá is shut down

Additional Information:
The Bogotá Film Commission is determined to abide by any city or national decree in order to prevent further spread of COVID-19.

The information immediately below was provided on March 26, 2020 by Proimagenes Colombia
Film Commission

Contact:
Colombia Film Commission / Proimagenes Colombia
Silvia Echeverri
Film commissioner
silviaecheverri@proimagenescolombia.com

Are there travel restrictions coming into the country?
Yes. No foreigners are allowed to fly to Colombia
https://www.migracioncolombia.gov.co/

Are there travel restrictions within your jurisdiction?
There is a total restriction throughout the country. go out of homes.

Are there limits on the number of people who can congregate/work?
Yes. 50 people.

Additional Information:
www.presidencia.gov.co

The information found at the link below has been provided by AFCI Affiliate member Production Service Network:

https://www.productionservicenetwork.com/covid-19-country-production-status

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