Variety | May 6
Leaders of entertainment industry unions are pledging to move as quickly as possible to re-launch production — as soon as they can do so safely in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Deadline | May 6
The full reopening of the film and TV industry probably won’t be possible until a vaccine is developed to combat the coronavirus and testing and tracing of the virus’ spread are in place, according to David White, national executive director of SAG-AFTRA.
Variety | May 5
The Variety Streaming Room will stream the first episode of its new virtual series “Rebooting The Entertainment Industry,” presented by PwC and Ad Council, on Tuesday, May 12 at 10:00 am P.T.
Atlanta InTown | May 5
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced a new relief fund for #GivingTuesdayNow, to support Atlanta’s independent creatives affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Forbes | May 4
Five years of labor-management harmony at United Airlines UAL could be dissipating as the carrier’s largest union says it is moving towards a suit charging that management illegally plans to furlough workers on May 24 after accepting a CARES Act grant that forbids furloughs before Oct. 1.
Apr. 28 | Deadline
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and its Board Of Governors, meeting virtually, have approved changes in the way films will be eligible for the 93rd Annual Academy Awards including lightening eligibility requirements for films debuting on streamers and VOD, as well as changes for some categories including broadening eligible voters in the International Film nominating process, and combining Sound Mixing and Sound Editing into one.
Apr. 27 | Deadline
A coalition of industry unions and organizations is asking Congress to update a Regan-era tax benefit for workers in the entertainment industry that hasn’t been adjusted in nearly 35 years.
Apr. 27 | Deadline
Tyler Perry has always been a maverick, rising from a struggling writer-performer to a film and TV mogul and studio owner.
Apr. 26 | CNN
Hollywood is no stranger to pandemics on the big screen. But for the real life version, there is no script.
Apr. 26 | The Wrap
What does the entertainment industry look like on the other side of this pandemic?
Apr. 25 | Forbes
The Hollywood movie-making process can be convoluted. When it comes to how long it takes to turn a script into a movie, the answer varies depending on who created the script.
Apr. 24 | Variety
Thousands of members of Israel’s entertainment industry convened in Tel Aviv Thursday night for a socially distanced protest calling on the government to provide desperately needed aid.
Apr. 21 | IndieWire
Theater closure and production stoppages during the coronavirus pandemic have left hundreds and thousands of people in the entertainment industry out of work and in desperate need of assistance, even as people now more than ever are relying on movies and TV to get them through their days.
Apr. 14 | Variety
The National Association of Theatre Owners has cautioned studios against shortening the movie release window, pointing to a study showing reduced potential revenues for the studios.
Apr. 14 | Variety
The Cannes Film Festival won’t take place in June, after all, due to the coronavirus pandemic, but organizers continue to explore different options for 2020.
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