Studios Eye Summer Restart in Central Europe as Coronavirus Restrictions Begin to Ease

As much of Europe begins to ease restrictions imposed on business and travel to curb the spread of coronavirus, Hollywood studios are looking ahead to summer and early fall when production is expected to resume in Hungary and the Czech Republic, Central Europe’s biggest production hubs.Executives at Mid Atlantic Films and Stillking Films, who have co-produced or serviced studio titles including Warner Bros.

and Sony’s “Blade Runner 2049,” 20th Century Fox’s “The Martian,” Netflix’s “The King,” and Sony’s “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” are hopeful that international productions will soon return to the region as lockdown restrictions are lifted and economic activity gradually resumes.“The shows that left are all starting to formulate calendars on the basis of expectations…that would allow them to move forward,” said Adam Goodman of Mid Atlantic in Budapest, who expects to begin prepping for his international clients in June

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