Yang Mi, Ning Hao donate PPE to Spain, Japan

Since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, many in the entertainment industry have donated to hospitals and relief efforts (list here) in China, but as the virus goes global, some are also donating abroad. Actress-producer Yang Mi’s Jaywalk Studio and actor-director-producer Ning Hao’s Dirty Monkeys Studio have just donated 10 PAPR kits, 500 protective suits, and 500 protective glasses to Spain. This is on top of a previous donation by the two in collaboration with Wu Jing, Xu Zheng, Chen Guofu, and Yang Tianzhen, who donated 2790 protective suits and 10 PAPR kits to Japan.

Yang Mi and Jaywalk Studios have also donated 1.3 million RMB to the Han Hong Charity, the One Charity, and a Wuhan hospital to fight the coronavirus, ~2000 protective suits to two different hospitals, 28 PAPR kits to a Wuhan hospital, and about 2 million RMB worth of material to four other hospitals in the Hubei province.

Han Hong thanks celebrities fighting the coronavirus on the front lines

As Wuhan lists zero new cases and all 14 temporary ark hospitals have closed down, singer-philanthropist Han Hong released a letter of thanks for her team of celebrities who have been working themselves to purchase and transport supplies to Wuhan over the past 57 days. The team has sent 200 negative pressure ambulances, seven ECMO’s, 1849 ventilators, 363374 protective suits, 1.5 million pairs of gloves, 3.5 million medical waste bags, 4 million N95and surgical masks, 55k sanitary pads, among many other supplies.

Many of these celebrities went to factories themselves to secure supplies, while Yi Yangqianxi even requested to go to Wuhan himself to literally move supplies before Han Hong hanged up him.

Han Hong announced that in the future, the team will instead focus on helping families affected by COVID-19.


Chinese dramas back in production as coronavirus slows down in China

Love in the Flames of War had filmed for less than a week when the coronavirus caused the drama to hit pause, but has resumed filming last week.

While productions in the rest of the world are just beginning to shut down due to the coronavirus, many Chinese dramas have begun shooting again after a two-month hiatus. Since film and TV shooting have the unique problem of requiring actors to not wear masks during their normal jobs, they began working a little later than most in China with extra precautions for the crew. Here is a list of some of the dramas back for production:


Celebrity Schedules: Feb 2020 / Coronavirus Donation List

All dramas have ceased filming and work is sparse, so I’m going to use this opportunity to highlight the following celebrities for donating to efforts to contain the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. I know there’s a lot of uncertainties about whether donations are being properly used, but that doesn’t diminish the goodwill of the donators. If you chose to donate to anything, though, definitely do your homework and making sure that the money is actually well-spent.

The list is too long so I used google translate, feel free to leave corrections and additions in the comments.


Almost all dramas,films have paused or delayed filming due to the coronavirus

As of today, all dramas filming at Hengdian, Xiangshan, Wuxi, and Shanghai Chedun Studios have stopped filming. This means almost all period dramas, such as Zhao Liying and Wang Yibo’s Legend of Fei and Yang Zi and Kris Wu’s The Golden Hairpin, have paused filming. In addition, many dramas filming outside these places have announced a pause, including Wang Kai’s Like a Flowing River, Yang Mi and Bai Yu’s Thank You Doctor, and Zhang Xincheng’s The Corridor Pavilion. Other dramas set to begin filming have also been delayed indefinitely. Hopefully, things will get better in two weeks and they’ll be able to get to work again.