California says film, TV production can resume this month

Film and television productions in the Golden State have been shuttered since mid-March. (File/AFP)
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Updated 06 June 2020

California says film, TV production can resume this month

LOS ANGELES: California will allow film, television and music production to resume from June 12 if conditions permit after months of lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, the governor's office said Friday.


Film and television productions in the Golden State have been shuttered since mid-March.


The reopening will be subject to approval by local health officers, the California Public Health Office said.


"To reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, productions, cast, crew and other industry workers should abide by safety protocols agreed by labor and management, which may be further enhanced by county public health officers," it said.


However it is not clear if major Hollywood studios will be able to resume operations from next week because Los Angeles county is one of the main coronavirus epicenters in California, recording about half the infections and deaths in the state.


To date, more than 125,000 cases and 4,500 deaths have been confirmed in California.


Kim Kardashian and Kanye West take trip to ‘save’ marriage 

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West take trip to ‘save’ marriage 

DUBAI: Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West and her husband, US rapper Kanye West, reportedly took a private family vacation this week to try to save their relationship, according to People Magazine.

A source close to the couple told the publication that the holiday was decided on when the parents-of-four met in Wyoming last weekend.

“Before the (Wyoming) trip, she was ready to end her marriage,” the insider said. “But Kanye has been listening to her concerns. He has made some promises to her.” 

“She wants to do everything she can to save her marriage,” adds the source. “It’s all very complicated though. Kim wants him to get proper help and Kanye still doesn’t want to.” 

Problems between the couple started after the rapper announced he is running for the US presidency in 2020. Following a series of Twitter rants last month, the singer revealed he has been trying to divorce his wife.