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COVID-19 precautions top of mind in Manitoba TV, film productions

When a TV series is shooting during a pandemic, it is more important than ever that the drama take place in front of the camera, and not behind it.

CBC's Burden of Truth is filming in and around Selkirk with extraordinary measures in place

Nicole Loewen has filled the new and necessary role of COVID-19 supervisor on the Burden of Truth set. (Shauna Townley)

When a TV series is shooting during a pandemic, it is more important than ever that the drama take place in front of the camera, and not behind it.

That dynamic is felt during the filming of the fourth season of the CBC legal drama Burden of Truth, which has been discreetly underway since the beginning of September, mostly in and around Selkirk, 35 kilometres north of Winnipeg.

The show is proceeding with extraordinary measures, including sanitizing protocols and physical distancing, a difficult trick in the often messy realm of film production.

Read more from the Winnipeg Free Press by clicking here.

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