July 9|LA Times
American culture — who it represents, what it says — is undergoing a rethink, a long overdue course-correction in which social movements against racism and sexual harassment and abuse have galvanized participants to demand change.
Taylor Sheridan had to push back an hour on his Deadline Emmy nomination week interview, e-mailing simply, “I gotta move cows.”
July 8|San Fernando Valley Business Journal
On-location film and television production dropped by 98 percent in the second quarter as the entertainment industry shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak, according to figures released Wednesday from FilmL.A.
Jun 3 | World Economic Forum
The fallout from the COVID-19 crisis is reaching every aspect of people’s lives and livelihoods.
Jun 3 | Deadline
The International Cinematographers Guild, IATSE Local 600, has released an 11-page set of protocols and recommendations for the safe return to worl during the coronavirus pandemic, including a core principle that "no one should have to waive their rights os assume liability in order to go back to work."
Jun 3 | Deadline
Edward James Olmos has been acting, directing and producing film and television for 45 years, establishing himself as an iconic Latino actor when there weren’t many of them.
Jun 3 | Variety
Due to COVID-19, it was unclear when “Greyhound,” a World War II epic starring Tom Hanks, would ride into theaters.
May 31 | Fstoppers
Episodic television budgets are on the rise, but more money is never enough. Award-winning cinematographer, Jeffery Waldron, tells how overcoming creative challenges onset can lead to beautiful solutions.
May 25 | Deadline
As Hollywood works with the unions and guilds to safely resume television and film production business, there is much discussion over the desire to lessen crew density on sets versus the desire of the guilds to protect the jobs of members heading into a post-pandemic future.
Ticket News | May 11
More than three dozen organizations representing several facets of the entertainment industry have banded together for a call to action from government leaders.
NBC News | May 11
As California moves to gradually reopen parts of its once-booming economy, Hollywood remains firmly closed.
Deadline | May 8
In celebration of Mother’s Day, Women in Animation and the Animation Guild have joined forces to encourage equality and flexibility in the workplace and to support the animation community “as it navigates the unprecedented effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
BBC | May 7
Some companies will not survive as a result, according to the head of the industry body Northern Ireland Screen.
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.
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