TV and movie production around the world has faced major disruption as we all grapple with the coronavirus pandemic.
What this means in the long run is not entirely clear as the entertainment industry, as with basically every other, is navigating uncharted territory. Networks, distribution companies and of course, award shows, usually adhere to pretty strict calendars, but in the age of COVID-19, that’s all been thrown out the window.
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In many cases, movie release dates have been pushed out. Live TV shows are filming without audiences (if they’re filming at all), while more and more TV series are facing delays as sets are closed and filming locations shut down.
Here’s how the global pandemic has impacted upcoming movies and television:
As people practice social distancing and self-isolation, cinemas are among the public places experiencing limited foot traffic. Many of the United States’ largest cinema chains have closed doors to movie theatres, but here in Australia the large chains, including Hoyts and Event Cinemas are keeping their doors open – at least for now.
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