The Hollywood Professional Association Industry Recovery Task Force will explore how CBS/ITV Entertainment’s Love Island USA moved from Fiji to Las Vegas and kept their exacting production and delivery schedule intact in the midst of the Coronavirus upheaval, late in 2020. HPA’s Virtual Town Hall, the latest in the series produced by the Industry Recovery Task Force, will take place on February 10 from 11:00 a.m to 12:30 p.m. PDT.
The Virtual Global Town Halls, online and free to attend, bring together thought leaders from science, entertainment, technology, medicine, and government to inform and influence how to bring the industry back to work, safely. HPA Board members Craig German and Leon Silverman co-chair the town hall events; Silverman chairs the task force.
Journalist and HPA board member Carolyn Giardina (Technology Editor, The Hollywood Reporter) will moderate the discussion exploring the challenges of a particularly demanding production with more than 100 cameras, multiple story lines, a large cast and 24-hour delivery windows as the production moved from Fiji to Las Vegas.
Panelists include Howard Bauer, executive in charge of production; Danielle Di Stefano, executive vice president of post operations and technology for ITV America; Rod Allen, senior project manager, Bexel/NEP; and Tim Crockett, COVID-19 compliance officer.
Silverman said, “Telling the stories of how our industry, through their tenacity, ingenuity and quite frankly, their bravery came together in these challenging times provides lessons and inspiration for our community. Come hear this incredible story of how Love Island moved an army in a real time pivot in the midst of this pandemic to produce a show of incredible complexity. Our HPA Town Halls provide an opportunity to continue to learn lessons from others and to participate in this important conversation as our industry recovers and adapts to the challenges of content creation today.”
The town halls are interactive, with moderated discussions affording the opportunity for the audience to submit questions to the expert panel. Free registration for the upcoming interactive town hall is available at www.hpaonline.com where previous town hall recordings are also available.