Industry Roundup

Top TV/Film on Netflix (As of June 18, 2020)

  1. 365 Dni
  2. 13 Reasons Why
  3. Iglesias
  4. Da 5 Blood
  5. Space Force
  6. Alexa & Katie
  7. Avatar: The Last Airbender
  8. F is for Family
  9. Pokémon Journey
  10. How to Get Away with Murder

Jeffrey Katzenberg is “optimistic” about Quibi’s future.

Despite not doing as well as expected, former chairmen of Disney, Jeffrey Katzenberg is “quite optimistic” about the future of his streaming service, called Quibi. Katzenberg said that since Quibi’s launch in early April, he and his company were able to examine what people like and didn’t like about the app. Katzenberg is confident that Quibi will be successful for the rest of the year. To read more, click here.

Association of Film Commissioners International and the Time’s Up Foundation released a diversity report.

A 2020 report that illustrated the effort studios have done in order to be more diversity was released by the Association of Film Commissioners and Time’s Up Foundation. The report is meant to showcase in which ways studios are successful and unsuccessful in creating a more inclusive work environment. To read more, click here.

AMC walk back decision to allow patrons the option not to wear a face mask.

This past week, AMC stated that they will not require its customers to wear face masks because they don’t “want to be drawn into a political controversy.” Ironically, this statement caused great controversy for AMC and now they have back down from this decision. Now customers must wear a facemask in AMC theaters. To read more, click here.

Oscar postponed due to Coronavirus

The 2021 Oscar’s dates and requirements have been pushed back due to COVID-19. The ceremony will now take place on April 25, 2021, rather than February 28, 2021. Furthermore, the eligibility dates for films have been pushed back to February 21, 2021. To read more, click here.

Austria is planning to financially help tv and film productions impacted by COVID-19

The Austrian Government established a fund to help productions affected by COVID-19. The fund is intended to help both domestic and international productions. The fund consisted of 28 million dollars and each production team is only allowed at most 2.8 million dollars.  To read more, click here.


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