Dee Dee Myers To Be Newsom Economic Adviser

Dee Dee Myers, the first female White House press secretary in history and recently a top executive for Warner Bros., will become the chief economic and business adviser for California Gov. Gavin Newsom as he grapples with a pandemic-stricken economy.

Newsom: Production Could Restart Next Week

California Gov. Gavin Newsom brought his Economic Recovery & Reinvention Listening Tour to Hollywood on Wednesday. He hosted a virtual roundtable with Californians who work in the film and television industry. “We’re in realtime drafting guidelines” for specific sectors, including the entertainment industry, he said. Those guidelines will be released on Monday and will allow some counties to move deeper into the governor’s four phase plan. Newsom made clear that this includes the entertainment industry.

Calif. Gov. Calls For Large Gatherings Ban

Citing California public health officials, Governor Gavin Newsom Wednesday night said that gatherings of more than 250 people should be postponed or canceled across the state until at least the end of March. That effectively would ground any Hollywood film and TV premieres, festivals, larger screenings and Emmy campaign events and would temporarily halt the use of live audiences in show tapings, including primetime sitcoms.