Covid: Wales’ film and TV industry ‘not giving up’
With Wales hosting the shooting of TV shows like His Dark Materials and movie Wonder Woman 1984 the nation is now a global player in entertainment.
But after a challenging year, industry professionals are wondering what lies ahead.
Actor Jennifer Ruth-Adams said she was “so panicked” when work was cancelled as Covid-19 took hold last April.
She and boyfriend Oliver Morgan-Thomas, also an actor, said the following months were “extremely difficult.”
Oliver was not eligible for the UK Government’s self-employment income support scheme.
However, TV and film productions have resumed since the first lockdown, meaning there is hope for the couple, although competition for jobs is even stiffer as a result of the pandemic.
By: Alex Jennings