Coronavirus' Effect on the Entertainment Industry

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Re: Coronavirus' Effect on the Entertainment Industry

#51 Post by domino harvey » Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:09 pm

Ribs wrote:
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I think that’s the pre-order to buy it when it becomes available normally in 90 days. All the literature and press release says its $20 to rent for 48 hrs
Looks like you may be right. And here I thought Amazon was really ahead of the game having it all ready to go!

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#52 Post by domino harvey » Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:21 pm

Idris Elba is the latest celeb to confirm contracting CV

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#53 Post by hearthesilence » Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:22 pm

Ed Halter of Light Industry was debating Michael Atkinson on social media re: how to interpret the mortality rate of COVID-19. The highlight was when someone chimed in: "If 3 out of 100 Skittles would kill you, you'd stay the fuck away from those Skittles and advise everyone else to do the same."

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#54 Post by MichaelB » Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:02 pm

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I’m hosting a Q&A in London next week, but I’ll be astonished if it actually goes ahead, since my guests are notionally flying in from Poland, a country that currently has 10% of the coronavirus cases that we have.

But it hasn’t been formally cancelled yet and they may well have a Skype-based alternative up their sleeve, so I’m just awaiting instructions.
To absolutely nobody's surprise, the entire Kinoteka Polish film festival has been postponed to an unspecified date.

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#55 Post by Never Cursed » Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:44 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:37 pm
Universal is making theatrical releases The Invisible Man, The Hunt, and Trolls World Tour [on April 10th, its theatrical release date] available on demand for $19.99 (not sure if this is to purchase or rent)
A24 takes a different approach with First Cow, pulling it from theaters to relaunch at a later date.

The above article is also by far the best resource I've found regarding delayed productions, altered releases, or cancelled events within the film world.

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#56 Post by Reverend Drewcifer » Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:45 pm

Schrader is, in fact, hopping mad. Calls his producers "pussified."

"I’m old and asthmatic, what better way to die than on the job?” I guess that's true when you're an artist. I spent the morning in meetings debating the use of an em-dash. I'd rather die by sharkbite, but I'm just a normie.

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#57 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:51 pm

I find it very difficult to imagine the heartbreak of being five days away from wrapping a film shoot and having to halt it early, knowing how many moving parts will have to come back together later on to finish it (if ever)

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#58 Post by DarkImbecile » Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:08 pm

According to this thread by Lexi Alexander, Film Freak Central critic Walter Chaw gave up his day job in order to help his younger coworkers keep their paychecks. You can support his Patreon here if you have a few bucks to spare.

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#59 Post by SSF » Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:11 pm

It’s also difficult to imagine being on crew for that shoot and being forced to continue working and putting your life and loved ones in danger because its director lives by the Bushido code.

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#60 Post by domino harvey » Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:15 pm

Kristofer Hivju, Tormund from Game of Thrones, has CV


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#62 Post by Rayon Vert » Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:15 pm

Tom Hanks is out of the hospital; Rita Wilson not yet.


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#64 Post by Aunt Peg » Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:08 am

The cinema chain showing the French Film Festival in Australia has cancelled the late night sessions. I got refunded for the tickets for those sessions effected and I also decided to get refunded for the latest Cedric Kahn film which is on in the early evening on the 28th March because I doubt cinemas will still be operating by then.

Attendance remains dire. The chance of catching the at the cinema virus at the festival would be tiny because there is barely anybody going. It really feels like end of days.

I believe that the major cinema chains in Australia may close very soon. So far the state of New South Wales which includes Sydney 'only' has 24 cases that can't be traced to anybody who has returned from overseas or has close contact with a known case. There are currently 42 cases being investigated.

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Re: Coronavirus' Effect on the Entertainment Industry

#65 Post by MichaelB » Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:03 am

All UK cinema chains are shutting down, with indies expected to follow suit (BFI Southbank has already confirmed closure).


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#67 Post by domino harvey » Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:39 am

Birds of Prey and the Gentlemen will also be released early On Demand on March 24th

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#68 Post by Franc Zaic » Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:10 pm

How long before Oliver Stone cranks out his usual Wikipedia-sourced-with-a-sprinkling-of-conspiracy version of the current events?

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Re: Coronavirus' Effect on the Entertainment Industry

#69 Post by Brian C » Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:00 pm

Anything that’s actually Wikipedia-sourced would be a huge upgrade to much of the current discourse.

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#70 Post by Franc Zaic » Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:25 pm

I was worried about more celebrities getting Coronavirus but then I remembered so many of them moved to Canada after Trump was elected so they're in the clear, thank God

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Re: Coronavirus' Effect on the Entertainment Industry

#71 Post by Brian C » Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:36 pm

Please stop.

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Re: Coronavirus' Effect on the Entertainment Industry

#72 Post by Franc Zaic » Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:45 pm

Keep your distance, tough guy

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#73 Post by domino harvey » Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:54 pm

Mod here: Do not continue, Franc Zaic

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Re: Coronavirus' Effect on the Entertainment Industry

#74 Post by captveg » Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:06 pm

At this point the entire movie release schedule for the foreseeable future should be considered fiction. Even if theaters get up and running again at near full capacity by June for Wonder Woman 1984 (best case scenario as it stands right now), probably 60-70% of the current June-December release calendar will see shifts in release dates since all these delayed March-May releases will be butting in on their territory.

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Re: Coronavirus' Effect on the Entertainment Industry

#75 Post by knives » Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:10 pm

It will certainly make oscar season weird.

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