Tuesday June 2, 2020

Action . . . and cut: film and TV sectors shudder to a halt

Screen Producers Ireland says that filming on 24 projects has ceased in an industry which sustains close to 12,000 jobs

10th May, 2020
Aoife O'Sullivan, a producer at Subotica, is one of thousands of creative professionals whose work lives have been upended by the pandemic. Picture: Fergal Phillips

Aoife O’Sullivan was two weeks into a 14-week shoot on a new television drama when the Covid-19 lockdown began.

“I was producing a political thriller called Redback,” O’Sullivan said. “We decided to suspend production on March 16. It seemed like the only responsible thing to do, to comply with social distancing and to protect the cast and crew.”

O’Sullivan, who has worked in the TV and film production...

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