You can almost hear the destruction as everything from movie and TV productions, award shows, concerts, film festivals and more come crashing down. We suggest you track the latest from Deadline’s regularly updated page.
We’ll be keeping an eye on the local New York scene too.
Image credit: Rozette Rago for The New York Times
Deadline’s site has the most thorough info I’ve found on what’s happening to the major productions, concerts, award shows and more as we descend into the coronavirus crisis. The scale of the postponed and cancelled productions gives some sense of what we will loose.
Postponing a large Hollywood feature might be disappointing to the stars loosing opportunity, but the hard reality is the scale of the losses faced by the thousands of production crew members, postproduction teams, office workers and movie ticket takers, the majority of which work under contracts offering no protection.
Some members of Congress understand this, so there’s that hope. The industry itself, however, faces a major reckoning, from work practices to budgets and more, with no clear way forward.
And on that cherry note
Consider just a few of the event postponements, from small time to name items, that face the loss of audiences that fuel their success –
Off-Broadway’s 35th Lucille Lortel Awards will be an online-only event on May 3. Nominations will be announced April 14.
The 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony that was set for May 2 in Cleveland is postponed to November 7.
The 74th annual Tony Awards, scheduled to air live June 7 on CBS, has been postponed. No new date is set.
Deadline’s page on suspended film productions is also extensive. You can access it by clicking HERE. If you want a page on Deadline’s site that collects their many news stories on how the virus affects the industry, click HERE.
Vox has also written about all the many closures, production push-backs and more – although their last update was March 31, 2020. Click on the following headlines for more on these headlines:
How Can Hollywood Keep Going in an Era of Social Distancing?
As the coronavirus crisis deepens, an industry founded upon crowds and glad-handing comes screeching to a halt: “We’re making a movie, but you feel like you’re living in a movie.”
That’s Vanity Fair’s take on how the coronavirus will change the industry. Click HERE for the full March 13, 2020 article.
The New York Times
The New York Times analyzed the movie theater industry with an article on March 15, 2020 entitled –
Cinemas, already contending with streaming services, are now facing the prospect of no audiences and no new films because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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We will update this page as more reporting becomes available about how our industry, the individuals, the companies, will deal with this pandemic.