Thunder is COVID-19 Safe, Ready & Open

Your Safety is Our Priority.


With more than 12 stages of various sizes, multiple production office areas, state of the art catering kitchen, craft service stations, full inventory of in-house grip, electric, distro, production supplies, expendables (including PPE), broadcast equipment, mobile control rooms, and new entry sign-in and health control access system, Thunder Studios is uniquely placed to maximize social distance production workflow and minimize the number of persons interacting and touching sterilized equipment, food, and craft service.

Detailed studio policies and guidelines can be found in our updated COVID-19 Production PDF (HERE)


Thunder has introduced a new enhanced access control system using the Sign-In-App®. This access control system allows touchless secure entry to authorized and verified guests. Prior to attending Thunder, all persons requiring entry to Thunder Studios are sent an email invitation to download Sign-In-App and pre-register their details which production will verify. The invitation contains the date and time of the visit, the name of the production, stage(s) working in, directions, and a QR code for scanning on arrival. Upon security verification, all guests will be provided a photo visitor badge to wear for identification. More importantly, Sign-In-App will record the temperature check and blood oxygen saturation of all employees and guests and provide a means to contact trace should that ever be necessary.


All Thunder guests and employees are expected to follow general guidelines at all times for preventing the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases:

  1. Wash your hands frequently
  2. Cover your coughs and sneezes
  3. Avoid touching your face
  4. Stay home if you’re feeling unwell


Face masks will be required at all times when moving throughout the studio. All guests will be required to wear a face mask to gain entry. Please note, Thunder Studios has a range of available PPE for purchase in its expendables supply store.


Throughout the studio we have installed mandatory hand sanitizer application stations for guests who want to transfer into a different designated zone of the studio. Hand Sanitizer with Minimum 60% Alcohol Content is available throughout the studio for clients and employees.


Food safety is paramount. Thunder has a fully equipped catering kitchen and our own on-site chefs and catering team to ensure that Thunder maintains the high standards of hygiene when preparing and serving food per the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health Order of the Health Officer Restaurant Mandated Guidelines (May 30, 2020). Effective June 12, 2020 catering is open to the public and permitted to resume. To ensure food and dining safety, no outside catering will be permitted. All catering and craft services will be supplied by Thunder’s in-house kitchen.


A two-way pedestrian traffic system has been incorporated into all studio zones. All employees and guests will be required to follow the flow of traffic, maintaining a socially safe distance at a minimum of 6 feet (2 meters) apart.


Thunder has implemented a Zoning System, identifying parts of the studio as either Zone 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5. At all transition zones, Thunder has installed bi-directional touchless hand sanitizer stations. All persons wishing to transfer into a different zone are required to apply hand sanitizer to enter the new zone.


Thunder Studios is a 150,000 SQF facility comprised of 12 stages ranging in size from 16,000SQF to 1,500SQF and a variety of individual production offices all under one roof. Large productions can avail themselves of this flexibility in devising their social distancing and gathering size limitations by separating production departments into different locations within the studio and/or building sets in multiple smaller stages with physical separation rather than all on one large stage possibly exceeding gathering size limits.


Thunder is using UVC light as germicidal sterilization on hard surfaces including all equipment used on production and all high touchpoint areas. This use is hospital tested for killing viruses, bacteria, and other germs by disrupting their genetic material. Our stage managers are currently implementing treatment on all stages and common areas, providing 12 hours of UV treatment daily to maintain the most sanitized shooting locations. This is achieved by setting up UV-C certified lights on stands and rotating them throughout the 12 hour process to ensure all surfaces, touchpoint areas, and equipment in a treated area have been thoroughly exposed to the UV-C light. You can read more on UVC light and its sterilization abilities here:

BBC News    |     Washington Post    |      NYMag


To ensure the compliance with the updated production and policy requirements, Thunder Studios has appointed a studio COVID-19 Compliance Officer. The Compliance Officer acts as the conscience of Thunder Studios, asking questions and ensuring that the studio uses appropriate regulatory flexibilities and assistance. Additionally, the Compliance Officer is a reliable source of the most current regulatory information for the studio given the ever evolving nature of the production guidelines.

Andrew Kennedy, CCO


We will continue to follow and implement all guidelines recommended by the CDC, WHO, and state and local public health authorities. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns regarding your current or future bookings at Thunder Studios. We are here to work with you during these challenging times and can provide solutions such as remote broadcasting and closed and restricted stages to allay concerns.

STUDIO & CATERING | Jacqueline Carroll (c) 310.404.8440

LIVE BROADCAST & REMOTE PRODUCTION | Candela Rebot (c) 508.215.9902

MARKETING & ESPORTS | Andrew Kennedy (c) 310.200.0852