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No Light For China’s Cinemas As National Film Bureau Emphasizes Streaming Over Theatrical

China’s National Film Bureau issued its first public statement in months on Friday in which it emphasized ensuring a strong supply of online streaming content, rather than getting cinemas back to work.  The notice comes just two days after Chinese President Xi Jinping took the unusual step of personally commenting on how the film industry […]
Tags: Asia, News, China, Global, Xi Jinping, National Film Bureau, Coronavirus

Netflix Contributes $1 Million to Producers Guild of India Relief Fund

Streaming giant Netflix will donate $1 million to the Producers Guild of India (PGI) relief fund, the company announced Friday. Set up in March by the PGI, the fund will provide emergency short-term relief to thousands of daily wage earners in the Indian creative community, who are now out of work due to the closure […]
Tags: Health, Asia, News, India, Global, Netflix, PGI, Coronavirus, Netflix Contributes, Producers Guild of India Relief Fund, Producers Guild of India PGI

How Latin America’s Entertainment Industry Is Responding to the Coronavirus Pandemic

Latin America’s response to the coronavirus pandemic has been as varied as the cultural and political landscapes of its patchwork of countries. But whether or not theaters remain open or film and TV production continues across the region — which spans Mexico and the majority of Central and South America — has come to depend […]
Tags: News, Mexico, Global, Cinepolis, Latin America, Globo, Central and South America, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Europe’s Hospitals Buckle Under The Crush Of Coronavirus

MADRID (AP) — Setting up makeshift ICU wards in libraries and conference centers, embattled European medical workers strained Friday to save thousands of desperately ill coronavirus patients as stocks of medicine, protective equipment and breathing machines grew shorter by the hour. A maelstrom of coronavirus deaths and job losses slammed the United States and Europe. Some 10 million Americans have been thrown out of work in just two weeks, the most stunning collapse the U.S. job market has e...
Tags: Europe, New York, News, France, Germany, Global, Spain, Ap, Austria, Britain, United States, Paris, Italy, National Health Service, World Health Organization, Pentagon

Women in Film and TV Falling Through the Cracks in U.K.’s Coronavirus Crisis

A membership survey by Women in Film and TV U.K. has revealed that more than 90% of respondents have lost all income as a result of COVID-19’s devastating impact on the local industry. The 249 members who responded come from all areas of the industry, from directing and on-location roles, to production management and craft-based […]
Tags: News, Global, Entertainment Industry, Women in Film and Television, Coronavirus, Women in Film and TV U K

China’s Film and TV Production Makes Partial Restart After Coronavirus Hiatus

Filming of movie and TV series is underway in China following a months-long shutdown forced by the coronavirus outbreak. But not the whole country is back at work, or working at the same speed. “We’ve been shooting our TV series ‘Game Changer’ since the beginning of March. We’ve completed all the interiors and now have […]
Tags: Asia, News, China, Global, Production, Hishow Entertainment, Qingdao Movie Metropolis, Coronavirus

Ambassador Theatre Group Suspends U.K. Performances Until May 31

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Ambassador Theatre Group announced Friday that all performances at ATG venues, which host some of the West End’s biggest musicals, have been suspended until May 31. The London venues impacted by the closure include: Apollo Victoria Theatre, Ambassadors Theatre, Lyceum Theatre and Savoy Theatre. The shows affected include […]
Tags: London, News, Global, Boris Johnson, ATG, Ambassador Theatre Group, Ambassador Theater Group, Coronavirus, Theatre Group Suspends U K Performances Until

Oil price barrels ahead as OPEC flags meeting

The price of crude oil surged again Friday after OPEC said it would talk to non-members, notably Russia, giving investors hope that they will stop a price war which has created market chaos along with crushed demand because of the coronavirus. The Saudi-led OPEC group of oil producers and their allies will meet Monday via video conference, a source close to the cartel said. Global stock markets fell following another set of devastating American employment numbers, gloomy eurozone services data...
Tags: News, Russia, Global, Opec

Queen Elizabeth II to Make Special Coronavirus Broadcast to U.K. on Sunday

Queen Elizabeth II has recorded a special broadcast on the coronavirus outbreak that will be broadcast on Sunday. The broadcast comes amid a U.K. lockdown to tackle the coronavirus outbreak, which has so far claimed 3,605 lives in the country, including 684 deaths announced today. The televised address, for the U.K. and the Commonwealth, will […]
Tags: News, Global, Prince Charles, Commonwealth, Elizabeth Ii, Queen Elizabeth, Coronavirus

U.K.’s Channel 4 Readies Fast-Turnaround Slate of Coronavirus Programs

U.K. broadcaster Channel 4 has ordered a slate of fast-turnaround factual and current affairs programs about the coronavirus pandemic. The programs investigate the human stories of those on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic, as well as the scientists and experts racing to tackle it. “N.H.S. Heroes” is an hour-long, self-filmed documentary following a small […]
Tags: News, Global, Channel 4, Ian Katz, Coronavirus

Rakuten TV to Stream ‘Trolls World Tour’ in Europe Ahead of U.S.

Universal’s “Trolls World Tour” will launch on Rakuten TV across Europe on April 6, days ahead of the studio’s planned VOD launch in the U.S. The sequel to the 2016 DreamWorks Animation hit, which was among the first features announced to receive the VOD treatment in light of theatrical shutdowns, will be available to rent […]
Tags: Europe, News, Global, Dreamworks Animation, Box Office, Universal, Rakuten, Entertainment Industry, Rakuten TV, Trolls World Tour

National Theatre’s Streaming Drive During Coronavirus is a YouTube Hit

A free National Theatre stream of its hit U.K. production “One Man Two Guvnors” starring James Corden has had nearly one million views on YouTube since going live Thursday night. Over 200,000 people tuned in live to watch the National Theatre stream on YouTube at 7PM U.K. time last night, and this figure has since […]
Tags: News, Global, National Theatre, James Corden, Nicholas Hytner, Coronavirus

Singapore Changes Tack, Nears Lockdown in Coronavirus Fight

Singapore has announced a change of direction in its fight against the spread of the novel coronavirus. Schools will close and all but essential workplaces are ordered shut from next Tuesday. The high-tech island nation was one of the first outside China to discover virus infections. It had until recently been seen as a leading […]
Tags: Asia, News, China, Singapore, Global, Coronavirus, Singapore Changes Tack Nears Lockdown

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Kate Winslet, Elton John Salute U.K.’s National Health Service (WATCH)

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Kate Winslet, Daniel Craig and Elton John are among the British celebrities saluting the U.K.’s National Health Service in an online tribute. The video was posted to Twitter by the NHS on Thursday night and has garnered more than 295,000 views thus far. While holding a #ThankYouNHS placard, John said: “You are our […]
Tags: Health, News, Global, Actors, NHS, Elton John, Kate Winslet, John, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Phoebe Waller, Entertainment Industry, U K s National Health Service, Coronavirus, Kate Winslet Daniel Craig

ITV Executive Board Takes 20% Pay Cut During Coronavirus Lockdown

U.K. broadcaster ITV has cut the pay of its executive directors and management board by 20% and scrapped their annual bonuses in light of the coronavirus crisis. In a statement, ITV said the cuts had been approved by its renumeration committee and were made at the request of its executive directors. These include chief executive […]
Tags: News, Global, Itv, Carolyn Mccall, Coronavirus, ITV Executive Board

Cannes Lions Canceled for 2020

There will be no Cannes Lions in 2020, after all. Organizers confirmed Friday that the annual Cannes advertising market will not go forward this year. The decision comes almost a month after the event, set to run in June, was given provisional dates in October. However, organizers have now taken the step of shelving the […]
Tags: Health, News, Global, Cannes, Cannes Lions, Coronavirus

‘Outer Wilds’ Wins Best Game at BAFTA Games Awards

“Outer Wilds,” the action-adventure mystery about a solar system trapped in an endless time loop, won best game, game design and original property at Thursday’s British Academy Games Awards, which took place virtually due to the coronavirus crisis. Also winning three BAFTAs was the open-world, role playing detective game “Disco Elysium,” for debut game, narrative […]
Tags: Games, News, Global, BAFTA, British Academy Games Awards, Outer Wilds

‘Big Brother Brazil’ Hits 1.5 Billion Vote Milestone (EXCLUSIVE)

The 20th season of reality show “Big Brother Brazil” hit a historic milestone this week when the trio disputing the final two spots on the show’s tenth eviction night lured a whopping 1.5 billion votes. The massive number of casting votes set an all-time record in the “Big Brother” franchise, licensed to Brazilian media giant Globo […]
Tags: News, Global, Brazil, Globo, Big Brother Brazil

Reed Midem Extends MipTV Online Plus Platform For Extra Week

Reed Midem, the organizer of TV conference and market MipTV, is to give a week-long extension to its online program, MipTV Online Plus. The online service was rolled out free of charge to all registered MipTV, MipDoc and MipFormats 2020 clients after MipTV was canceled in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The market was […]
Tags: News, Global, MIPTV, Reed Midem, MipTV MipDoc

RTL Group Scraps Dividend Payments as Coronavirus Impacts Revenues

RTL Group has become the latest media giant to scrap dividend payments in a bid to preserve liquidity amid financial disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak. In a statement Thursday, the European broadcasting giant noted that global economic development and prospects have “significantly deteriorated” as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic since it provided guidance […]
Tags: News, Global, Fremantle, RTL Group, Antena 3

France’s CNC Amends Windowing Policy, Unveils Relief Subsidies Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

France’s National Film Board (CNC) has temporarily changed the country’s strict window release policy to help distributors cope with the shutdown of theaters, and has unveiled several additional measures aimed at content creators and industry professionals. Due to the fact that movie theaters in France have been closed for nearly three weeks, the CNC has […]
Tags: News, France, Global, CNC, National Film Board CNC, Coronavirus

Disney Plus Originals to Play on OSN in Middle East

The Walt Disney Company is not planning to launch its streaming service Disney Plus in the Middle East region in the near future, but will license its original content instead exclusively to regional pay TV and streaming firm OSN. Originals including “The Mandalorian,” “Lady and the Tramp” and docuseries “The World According to Jeff Goldblum” […]
Tags: News, Disney, Global, Middle East, Walt Disney Company, OSN, Jeff Goldblum, Disney Plus, OSN Originals

Andrew Lloyd Webber Launches Free Musical Theater Streaming Service

Andrew Lloyd Webber is to stream a production of one of his musicals for free on YouTube each week during the coronavirus crisis. Lloyd Webber’s YouTube initiative to entertain fans, titled “The Shows Must Go On!,” will begin with his 2000 adaptation of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” starring Donny Osmond, Joan Collins and […]
Tags: News, Youtube, Global, Musicians, Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Joseph, Lloyd Webber, Coronavirus, Donny Osmond Joan Collins

Beyond International Buys TCB Media Rights From Kew Media Group

Australia’s Beyond International is to acquire U.K. distributor TCB Media Rights, previously owned by Kew Media Group, which became insolvent last month. Beyond is buying TCB from FTI Consulting Canada Inc., the official receiver for Kew Media Group. The acquisition will be completed through Beyond’s Ireland-based subsidiary, Beyond Entertainment Limited (BEL). In a statement to […]
Tags: News, Australia, Global, Ireland, Kew Media Group, TCB Media Rights, Beyond International, TCB Media Rights From Kew Media Group, FTI Consulting Canada Inc

British Comedian Eddie Large Dies From Coronavirus

British comedian Eddie Large, best known for being part of double act Little and Large, has died at the age of 78 after contracting coronavirus in hospital. The star (pictured, above left), who had been in hospital with heart failure, found fame alongside Syd Little in the 1970s and 80s. They won TV talent show […]
Tags: News, Global, Bbc, Obituaries, Coronavirus, Eddie Large, Syd Little

Entertainment One Strikes Distribution Deal With U.K. Scripted Producer Three Tables

Entertainment One has signed a multi-year distribution deal with fledgling U.K. scripted indie Three Tables Productions. Under the pact, Three Tables will develop and produce original scripted programming for eOne to distribute worldwide. Three Tables was founded by former Leopard Pictures head of development David Chikwe, ex-U.K. Film Council executive Himesh Kar, and entrepreneur and investor […]
Tags: News, Global, David Green, Eone, Noel Hedges, Three Tables, Leopard Pictures, David Chikwe, U K Film Council, Himesh Kar

AMC’s British Programming Focused Streamer Acorn TV to Launch in U.K. This Month

Acorn TV, AMC Network’s British programming focused streamer, is to launch in the U.K. at the end of the month. Launching on April 29 with dramas such as ITV’s “Foyle’s War” and the BBC’s “Keeping Faith” as well as the British-produced Acorn TV original “Queens of Mystery,” the service will charge £4.99 ($6.20) per month […]
Tags: News, Amc, Global, Bbc, Queens, Amc Networks, Foyle, ACORN, Acorn TV, British Programming Focused Streamer Acorn TV, Acorn TV AMC Network

MTV Orders Fast-Turnaround Digital Gameshow Hosted Remotely by Charlotte Crosby

MTV International has ordered a fast-turnaround live and interactive digital gameshow series designed to entertain viewers in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, hosted by reality TV star Charlotte Crosby. The “MTV Game Night With Charlotte Crosby,” consisting of six 30-minute episodes, will stream live from Crosby’s home on a weekly basis from 8.30 P.M. […]
Tags: News, Global, Mtv, Crosby, Charlotte Crosby, MTV International, Kerry Taylor, MTV Orders Fast Turnaround Digital

Korea Unveils Measures to Help Coronavirus-Hit Film Industry

The South Korean government has unveiled a package of measures to help the local film industry, which is currently reeling from the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. Chief among the measures is the decision to exempt multiplex chains from having to contribute to the country’s movie development fund. This normally operates as a mandatory contribution […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Korea, Kofic, Coronavirus

Monte-Carlo Television Festival Canceled Due to Coronavirus

The Monte-Carlo Television Festival has become the latest event to cancel this year in light of the coronavirus crisis. The 60th edition of the Monte-Carlo Television Festival, which was due to take place from June 19-23, has now been rescheduled for June 18-22, 2021 at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. Laurent Puons, CEO of the […]
Tags: News, Global, Monte Carlo, Grimaldi Forum, Monte Carlo Television Festival, Laurent Puons, Monaco Laurent Puons

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