March 11, 2020

Tom Hanks Tests Positive for Coronavirus; NBA to Suspend Season

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Covid-19 continues to impact our industry; the world. 

According to Deadline, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have both tested positive for COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Australia on production for Baz Luhrman's Elvis Presley film. 

Here is the statement directly from Tom Hanks himself: 

“Hello, folks. Rita and I are down here in Australia. We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches. Rita had some chills that came and went. Slight fevers too. To play things right, as is needed in the world right now,  we were tested for the Coronavirus, and were found to be positive.

Well, now. What to do next? The Medical Officials have protocols that must be followed. We Hanks’ will be tested, observed, and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires. Not much more to it than a one-day-at-a-time approach, no?

We’ll keep the world posted and updated.

Take care of yourselves!”

We wish the Hanks' the best and hope they both have a speedy recovery. We will continue to update as we learn more. 

The NBA, while unrelated to filmmaking per se, employs countless people in our industry simply through televising games and countless more in many other industries. We now know the season has been postponed, according to the league it will "use hiatus to determine next steps moving forward."

What does this mean for all of us? 

Prepare to see your workflow interrupted, or to work from home. There have been reports that members at various agencies have tested positive. We expect to see more productions halted or placed on hiatus. We will do our best to continue to report what we can as this all develops, and provide everyone with the best solutions we can offer for approaching remote work as possible.      

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ssd

March 12, 2020 at 2:20AM

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How Will Coronavirus Impact Filmmakers?

March 12, 2020 at 3:15AM

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Dylan Charles
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We will do our best to continue to report what we can as this all develops, and provide everyone with the best solutions we can offer for approaching remote work as possible.

March 12, 2020 at 8:13AM

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Xe Đạp Điện Cũ HCM
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The headline is pretty funny.

March 12, 2020 at 9:44AM

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Joe Sand
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Yes. The NBA is suspending its season because of Tom Hanks. :)

March 12, 2020 at 1:43PM

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Glenn Bossik
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