South African Soaps
Many studios around the country have re-opened, but with the stringent on-set coronavirus preventative regulations, the broadcasters and production companies have to adapt to story demands.
Cast and crew members are all wearing masks and face shields, but actor’s masks come off when they are being filmed, while standing further apart from each other.
According to Channel24, 7de Laan confirms the end of kissing and any other intimate scenes between Hillside characters.
“Extras will only be used if it’s absolutely necessary to do so and kept to the bare minimum. There will be no intimate or close contact between actors.
7de Laan would have run out of episodes by the 25th of May, but the editing team worked from home and managed
to complete the episodes to keep the show on SABC2
until at least 1st of June. The scripting department also worked from home and kept writing new scripts.
Generations, Skeem, Uzalo, Rhythm City, Scandal and Imbewu also resumed production,
adhering to the new regulations with a ban on kissing and on- screen intimacy.
Marlon Davids, e.tv Managing Director said the following about Rhythm City, Scandal, and Imbewu,
“scripts will be adjusted accordingly without compromising any story lines.”
Getroud met Rugby on kykNET also resumed filming. “We are incredible grateful for the opportunity to be able to work again,
and jumped quickly to prepare everything according to the latest government rules and regulations,” said executive producer Soné Combrinck.
She also added that GMR’s directors and camera teams are extremely creative and while adjustments are being made by kykNET,
viewers can still look forward to a lot of drama, intrigue and humour.