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Industry Roundup Week of June 28

Industry Roundup

Top TV/Film on Netflix (As of July 2, 2020)

  1. Floor Is Lava
  2. Eurovision
  3. George Lopez: We’ll Do It For Half
  4. The Order
  5. Da 5 Blood
  6. Crazy Delicious
  7. Feel the Beat
  8. The Nut Job
  9. Dark
  10. Gaspar Noe’s Love

EU’s ban on Americans does not include filmmaker

Even though the European Union has allowed travel to its countries, it has prohibited countries like the US from visiting. This ban on the US and other countries like Brazil is due to their poor response to the coronavirus. Because the EU’s decision is not enforced, many European countries can choose to allow visitors from these countries. Countries like Hungary and the Czech Republic are eager to have international visitors, even from the US, to start filming in their countries again. To read more, click here.

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Industry Roundup Week of June 14

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.

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Industry Roundup Week of June 7

Industry Roundup

Top TV/Film on Netflix (As of June 11, 2020)

  1. 13 Reasons Why
  2. 365 Dni
  3. Space Force
  4. Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich
  5. Queer Eye
  6. Fuller House
  7. Avatar: The Last Airbender
  8. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
  9. Queen of the South
  10. The Last Days of American Crime

SAG-AFTA agreed to a new deal with AMPTP.

SAG-AFTA (Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists), one of the biggest unions in film, was able to reach an agreement with AMPTP (Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers), which represent major studios and broadcast networks. The current contract will expire on the last day of this month. The benefits gained by SAG-AFTA include increases in wages and an increase in residuals from streaming. To read more, click here

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Industry Roundup Week of May 31

Top TV/Film on Netflix (As of June 4, 2020)

  1. Space Force
  2. Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich
  3. Fuller House
  4. Sweet Magnolias
  5. Avatar: The Last Airbender
  6. The Help
  7. The Healer
  8. Clueless
  9. Uncut Gems
  10. Riverdale

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

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