Originally posted Tuesday, March 10, 2020 by RODNEY HOemail@example.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog
Marvel’s “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” starring Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan has shut down production in Prague after the government closed schools and restricted travel and events across the board as it tries to stem the coronavirus.
Until recently, Marvel had been shooting the Disney+ series “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” for several months in metro Atlanta out of Pinewood under the name “Tag Team.”
Producers may have to no choice but to finish shooting in Atlanta.
The drama is a spinoff of the “Captain America” and “Avengers” films and is set to debut in August on Disney+.
The series ditched shooting in Puerto Rico in January after the country suffered an earthquake, according to Deadline.com.
In Hollywood and New York City, several shows that normally use live audiences such as “The View,” “Good Morning America,” “Dr. Phil,” “The Wendy Williams Show” and “Wheel of Fortune” are temporarily going without said audiences as a precaution. (The CNN Democratic debate in Phoenix Sunday will also go without an audience.)
So far, Georgia production has not been directly impacted yet by fears of spreading the virus. When the Georgia film office hosts its annual Georgia Film Day Wednesday morning at the state Capitol steps, this will certainly be a major topic of conversation and may overshadow legislative efforts to tweak the tax credit.
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