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Epitome is a U.S.-based risk management company,specializing in COVID-compliance& safety support for tv & film productions.

Sporting Chances: Professional Golf During COVID-19

As the first round of The PGA Championship tees off this week, let’s take a look at how professional golf has adjusted to the pandemic. Of all the professional sports in America, golf is the one most adaptable our new reality of pandemic safety. However, the tangled structure of professional golf makes it more vulnerable…

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THROUGH THE COVID LENS: Reassessing “The Silence of the Lambs” in the Age of Coronavirus

  Thirty years ago, one of cinema’s greatest hero/villain movie pairings arrived in theatres. Clarice Starling ranks number six on AFI’s list of the 50 greatest movie heroes, and Hannibal Lecter is #1 on AFI’s list of the 50 Greatest Movie Villains. Played by Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins respectively, these two characters grounded one…

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The State of COVID-19: COVID Passports

As COVID-19 vaccines become available, a massive effort is underway to track the vaccinations of millions of people. This is vital to ensure that everyone gets vaccinated,  are vaccinated properly,  do not miss a shot, and that they get booster shots for virus variants if needed.  This effort is joined by a struggling program to…

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The State of COVID-19: Testing

On March 11th, 2020, The World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic. This set off a massive mobilization of the medical, health, and scientific communities to develop safety protocols, testing, and vaccines. The speed with which these communities responded is nothing short of astounding.  Within days, we had clear safety protocols. Within…

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Scores and Music During COVID-19

As COVID-19 spikes across the country and productions halt to protect casts and crews, many of us are stuck mid-shoot with little idea of when we will be back in business. The halt to in-person production does not affect post-production, however. And many of us are fortunate enough to have projects entering post right now….

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RISKY BUSINESS: The Need for Risk Management on Film & Television Productions

This article is part of an on-going series designed to highlight the importance of risk management in film and television by showcasing notoriously dangerous productions. In this series—Risky Business—we will consider how movies and television shows can be made safer by incorporating risk management as early as possible.  Halloween is the time for scary movies….

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CASTING PROCESS – How COVID-19 Is Affecting Film & Television – Pre-Production

COVID-19 has affected every aspect of the film and television industry from pre-production through production, post-production, and distribution. This article is part of an on-going series designed to help you understand how the pandemic has changed the process of making movies and television.  How COVID-19 Affects Casting One of the most prolonged and tricky aspects…

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SCRIPT BREAKDOWNS – How COVID-19 Is Affecting Film & Television – Pre-Production

COVID-19 has affected every aspect of the film and television industry from pre-production through production, post-production, and distribution. This article is part of an on-going series designed to help you understand how the pandemic has changed the process of making movies and television.  How COVID-19 Affects Script Breakdowns When we take the time to account…

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