Tyler Perry was one of the first producers to set start dates for his TV shows after developing a plan how to safely restart production amid the coronavirus pandemic.
According to Deadline his new safety rules are said to be in compliance with federal and local government regulations, and reportedly go above and beyond the unions’ recommendations.
Perry was also one of the first to set start dates for his shows filming in North America.
Earlier this month, his two BET series, “Sistas” and “The Oval,” began production at his Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta.
Perry discussed with Deadline the filming and testing on set and addressed the challenges they faced inside the quarantine bubbles.
“All of the hard work and months of planning paid off. Production went extremely well on the second season of Sistas, and now we’re preparing for The Oval,” Michelle Sneed, president of production and development at Tyler Perry Studios. “Of course, there is always a learning curve when embarking on a new project and even more so when filming it in the middle of a pandemic. However, one of the most valuable lessons I learned is to trust the process and the people you have in place to do their job.”