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TV & Film Production in the Age of COVID-19



How will the pandemic change life on the set?

The Norman Lear Center’s Hollywood, Health & Society, in partnership with the WGAE and WGAW, continues its series of discussions via Zoom on a variety of topics affected by the pandemic. The next online event focuses on the changes that the pandemic will bring to Hollywood production. Learn how shows are getting back into production after the shutdown and details on future plans. 

Please RSVP below for the panel discussion on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 | 5 pm (PT) / 8 pm (ET) to get Zoom link.



NEAL BAER, MD | TV writer/producer; showrunner/executive producer, Designated Survivor (Netflix); other credits include ER, Law & Order: SVU, Harvard-trained physician; author; public health expert and advocate

CYNTHIA POPP | Producer/director, The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS); director, Hollywood Heights (Nick at Nite); producer, Maybe Someday (2North Entertainment); director, Frasier (NBC)

BRENT MILLER | President of production and development for Norman Lear’s ACT III Productions; executive producer, One Day At a Time (Pop TV) and Live In Front of a Studio Audience (ABC)

COLLEEN BELL | Executive director, California Film Commission; former TV producer; U.S. ambassador to Hungary (2014-2017)

MICHAEL WINSHIP (moderator) | Emmy Award-winning senior writer for Moyers & Company; Schumann Senior Writing Fellow, Common Dreams; former president, WGAE

To watch any of the 15 previous webinars in the Covid-19 series check out:






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Hollywood, Health & Society/USC Norman Lear Center

Hollywood, Health & Society (HH&S) is a program of the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center that provides the entertainment industry with accurate and up-to-date information for storylines on health, safety and security. With generous support from funders that include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The SCAN Foundation, N Square Collaborative, the California Health Care Foundation, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and the John Pritzker Family Fund, HH&S recognizes the profound impact that entertainment has on audience knowledge and behavior.  In partnership with our funding agencies, we offer several resources, including quick facts, briefings and consultations with experts, case examples, panel discussions about timely health and societal issues, a quarterly HH&S newsletter, and tip sheets on a range of topics written specifically for writers and producers.

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