Top TV/Film on Netflix (As of June 4, 2020)
- Space Force
- Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich
- Fuller House
- Sweet Magnolias
- Avatar: The Last Airbender
- The Help
- The Healer
- Uncut Gems
AMC said that it has “substantial doubt” that it will survive after the economy reopens.
During an announcement to its shareholders, AMC said that they have “substantial doubt… about [their] ability to continue.” Furthermore, they announced a net loss between $2.12 and $2.42 billion for their first quarter. To read more, click here
List of films premiering at the 2020 Cannes Film Festival revealed.
The Cannes Film Festival was originally supposed to take place between May 12-23 but was pushed back due to COVID-19. However, the festival finally announced what films are set to premiere this year. Some of the films include the newest Wes Anderson’s film “The French Dispatch”, Pixar’s “Souls” and Studio Ghilbi’s “Aya To Major (Earwig and the Witch).” To read more, click here
Production for TV and Film resume in the UK under new health rules
Many films, that were being shot in the UK, will soon resume filming under new rules by the British Film Commission in partnership with the British Film Institute. The guidelines, titled “The Working Safely During COVID-19 in Film and High-end TV Drama Production”, are not being enforced but rather intend to inform production teams about the necessary tools to remain safe. To read more, click here
Studios considered selling to streaming as a viable option
Due to COVID-19, many films were pulled out of theaters before their theatrical runs could begin. Now they are being sold to streaming services, like Netflix and Hulu, or being rented through online stores like Amazon. Famously, Trolls 2 made over 100 million dollars through online rental alone. Even now, the newest Tom Hank’s film “The Greyhound” and the newest Judd Apatow film “King of Staten Island” are skipping the theater and going straight to streaming. To read more, click here
The International Cinematographers Guild release safety protocol for those returning to work.
An eleven-page document was released by the International Cinematographers Guild in response to those returning to work. The document stated many things including that companies must ensure the safety of its employees by practicing social distancing and providing protective gear. To read more, click here
Talks between WGA and AMPTP continues; WGA asking for an increase in minimum salaries
The Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers have been continuing their conversation about their new contract. The original contract was going to expire on May 1st but was pushed back due to COVID-19. In their recent talk, WGA is asking for an increase in the minimum salaries of writers and that they should be paid for every script they write. To read more, click here