WFH (Working From Home) Hollywood Edition: How Covid-19 Has Affected the Film Industry
Throughout 2020, we've seen drastic changes to many industries, from fashion to film. While some roles have become undoable – the complete shutdown of theatre springs to mind – others have been able to adapt to a remote setup, causing jobs and processes to be completely re-imagined. In the film industry, there have been some successes and some huge losses. As the pandemic has kept many confined to their homes, online streaming rocketed throughout 2020. In the first three months alone, Netflix gained almost sixteen million new subscribers, and according to a study from Conviva, as an audience, we collectively streamed more than ever before last year. The demand for new films and TV shows is clearly there, but how has COVID-19 affected the film industry? Are filmmakers, actors, animators and costume designers able to keep up with this ever-increasing demand? For Jurassic World: Dominion and Mission Impossible VII, release dates have both been pushed back... a whole year in the case of the former!
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