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Oscar Winner Francis Ford Coppola Visits The Set Of Y&R! But Why?

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Well, here’s a something that we bet no one saw coming! According to the Huffington Post today, Academy Award winning writer-director Francis Ford Coppola ( yes, of The Godfather fame) visited the set of The Young and the Restless!

But what exactly was he doing there?  Apparently, Coppola is learning more about multi-camera and live TV and has been on set and in the control room at Y & R and their soundstages at CBS this week!

However, according to a tweet after Huffington Post first put up this item, CBS Entertainment Daytime V.P. Angelica McDaniel added Coppola had been to the Y&R set more often then mentioned relating,  “He’s been here a few times, but last week he was here all week.”

After observing production, Coppola said of the experience, “I’m enjoying being at The Young and the Restless. The people are wonderful. I’m learning a lot.”

Coppola is pictured here with Y&R’ actors:  Billy Miller, Peter Bergman, Jess Walton and the series executive producer, Jill Farren Phelps!  So the question becomes, what project could Coppola be working on that he has to see how The Young and the Restless tapes and produces an episode?  Now, we are sure some of you may jest he is there to take over the show!  But, what do you think of Francis coming to Y&R?  Comment below!

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Joe
Joe

Y&R better not become the mob hour.

PatF
PatF

I’d welcome him coming to take over the show.

He’d know how to inject some drama into it.

Steven
Steven

Didn’t Francis Ford Coppola do the same thing on “Saturday Night Live” in 1986?

maria
maria

I want a mob storyline now. Please let that happen.

sharon
sharon

Good idea maria. i agree with you my friend.

Louisamay
Louisamay

Would love it if he made a movie about SOAPS!

Mary SF
Mary SF

Of course he was merely observing for some project of his– would be great if he created a night time soap– but whatever the reason, lets hope he stopped by the writers room and gave them some pointers.

PatF
PatF

…and hope he had a sit down with Phelps…

su0000
su0000

He is there to see how soaps are produced..
I can see why he would be curious because they are produced like no other programing..

Jared
Jared

Alicia Coppola would make a great Phyllis.

Kelly
Kelly

Hope this is his next gig! Right now I feel it might be the show’s only hope! LOL

Michael S.
Michael S.

Another PR stunt for Phelps. She had actor James Franco on GH so now let’s bring in a big name producer/director on Y&R.

su0000
su0000

It would not through JP that Coppola would visit, it would be by Daytime V.P. Angelica McDaniel and most likely by Coppola’s request to observe production and the camera works on a soap opera set..
It has nothing to with PR lol it is all about cameras ..

Wanda
Wanda

The only thing that can help Y&R at this point is to AX JFP before she totally destroys the show that has survived 40 years!!!!!!! It is pathetic!!!!!!!!!!!!

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom Reveals TV & Film Production Restart June 12th; But May Not Include LA County

There was some significant signs that Hollywood and the state of California’s show business production looks to be gearing up for a restart after all TV and film production was halted a few months ago as the coronavirus pandemic hit the state, our country, and the globe.

The reopening for production may not include L.A. County, however, which is the epicenter of the state’s show business production.

According to Deadline: On Friday, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that the state could begin TV and film production as early as June 12th.  While the California Department of Public Health released the following guidelines:  “Music, TV and film production may resume in California, recommended no sooner than June 12, 2020 and subject to approval by county public health officers within the jurisdictions of operations following their review of local epidemiological data including cases per 100,000 population, rate of test positivity, and local preparedness to support a health care surge, vulnerable populations, contact tracing and testing. To reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, productions, cast, crew and other industry workers should abide by safety protocols agreed by labor and management, which may be further enhanced by county public health officers. Back office staff and management should adhere to Office Workspace guidelines published by the California Department of Public Health and the California Department of Industrial Relations, to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.”

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For LA County,  on Friday, the same day the guidelines were announced they saw a slight increase in hospitalizations, which could cause delays in getting production started.  “This has been a slight increase over the last three days in the number of people hospitalized,” said Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer, “and we’ll need to make sure that we’re not starting to see a significant increase in the number of people requiring hospitalizations.”

So the question remains: if there is a surge in Los Angeles in COVID-19 cases production could again be delayed getting started back up and running? So what do you think about the June 12th date for the state of California to start TV and film production? Do you hope your favorite soaps get back into production as soon as possible, or do you want to make extra sure that all your favorites will be safe and sound when they tape new episodes?

 

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Virtual “Bauer Barbecue” Coming Up Featuring Stars of Guiding Light

Now here’s an intriguing way to have the traditional Bauer Barbecue on the legendary Guiding Light! Have the barbecue virtually!

With the times we are all continually facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The 16th annual Daytime Stars and Strikes bowling and gathering event usually held back east in the tri-state area is coming to The Locher Room on You Tube.

The event raises funds and awareness for The Autism Society of America., and will livestream now on Saturday night, June 27th at 6 p. m. EST and you can watch it here.

Currently set to participate are: Grant Aleksander (ex-Phillip), Orlagh Cassidy (ex-Doris), Beth Chamberlin (ex-Beth), Crystal Chappell (ex-Olivia), Frank Dicopoulos (ex-Frank), Maureen Garrett (ex-Holly), Melissa Hayden (ex-Bridget), Morgan Englund (ex-Dylan), Amelia Marshall (ex-Gilly), Robert Newman (ex-Josh), Denise Pence (ex-Katie), Nancy St. Alban (ex-Michelle), Jennifer Roszell (ex-Eleni), Elvera Roussel (ex-Hope), Tina Sloan (ex-Lillian), Paul Anthony Stewart (ex-Danny), Krista Tesreau (ex-Mindy), Gina Tognoni (ex-Dinah), Lawrence Saint-Victor (ex-Remy; Carter, B&B), Jordi Vilasuso (ex-Tony; Rey, Y&R), Yvonna Kopacz Wright (ex-Mel), and Kim Zimmer (ex-Reva).    The event will be hosted by Alan Locher.

To make a donation during the event broadcast click here.

So will you be tuning-in to this former GL tradition now being brought to you virtually? Comment below.

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On Monday, the two states with the most television and film production in the United States (California and New York) received a plan from many Hollywood studios, producers and the entertainment and production guilds of a plan and outline to be able to rejigger and restart production of your favorite shows and films.  This includes the soaps: General Hospital, The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful and Days of our Lives.

Via Deadline: In an effort to get the industry moving-forward again where jobs were lost or put on hold, and production were completely stalled out-of-the-blue, the guidelines submitted by “The Industry-Wide Labor-Management Safety Committee Task Force (the “Task Force”) is asking for consideration and adoption for the resumption of motion picture, television, and streaming productions in an environment that minimizes the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19,” says a report for Governors Gavin Newsom of California and Andrew Cuomo of New York.

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You can read the details of the report here.  While there has been no word from the Governors and their offices if they have seen the report, bets are that several more steps will be needed before anyone would head and report back to a set yet.

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As one would expect, limiting contact, social distancing, regular temperature checks, ways to handle props, and a COVID-19 compliance officer for all productions are part of the proposal.   As well as virtual writers room meetings, avoiding filming on-location as much as possible and filming in front of large audiences.

So, glad to know that this major step has been taken to try to get production back on track in Hollywood and New York? Comment below.

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