Masks, food trucks and private flights — these are just some of the staples of Tyler Perry’s “Camp Quarantine” production set.
Perry’s Georgia-based studio is one of the first to resume production this summer after the coronavirus pandemic forced Hollywood to . Armed with a 30-page plan for keeping all 360 production and crew members safe on set from COVID-19, the media mogul gave “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King a behind-the-scenes look at how Tyler Perry Studios is producing content while staying coronavirus-free.
“Realizing thatare the people who are dying the most from COVID, I knew that I had to go far, far beyond,” Perry said on “CBS This Morning” Wednesday. “I called Dr. Carlos del Rio, Emory Hospital, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Dr. Colleen Kraft, I showed them my plan, we all worked very closely on it to make sure that everybody was safe.”
Wearing a mask and social distancing are strictly enforced at “Camp Quarantine,” nicknamed so because cast and crew are required to live on site for each two-week production.
To accommodate this, Perry constructed new buildings on the Atlanta lot to provide housing and keep employees safe from the rest of the state’s. The crews had access to food trucks, movie nights and even an “open bar” to keep morale up during production.
Perry said his safety plan was “the most stressful thing” he has ever done, and thanked ViacomCBS CEO Bob Bakish and BET President Scott Mills for helping finance the “extremely expensive” arrangements.
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SOURCE: CBS News