The ongoing COVID-19 crisis is a threat to the entire global economy, including creative industries. In the United States alone, the film, television, and streaming industry supports 2.5 million jobs and 93,000 small businesses – 87 percent of which employ fewer than 10 people.
In Georgia, about 51,000 people are employed in the film industry, according to Marie Hodge Gordon, a spokesperson for the Georgia Department of Economic Development.
Mitch Glazier, Chairman and CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), released the following statement on House passage of the CARES Act, the stimulus package passed by the Senate earlier this week to address the devastating economic impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic.
The men – Tyler Mercer, 24, and Chris Caldwell, 23 – call themselves Killer Instinct for online video gaming purposes, and they were at Newnan Esports on March 21 playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Six teams were competing, though the other teams were playing from homes nearby.
Hollywood has already lost $7 billion, according to most estimates. It could lose another $10 billion over the next few months if theaters stay closed.
In total, Netflix, Warner Bros. Television Group, Disney TV Studios and Apple have collectively halted production on nearly 100 series, movies, and pilots.
Reeve-Rabb said she attended the Sundance Film Festival premiere of the film, and was touched by the moment a number of SCAD faculty, students and alumni names came across the screen during the credits.
“We are very well set up to work remotely,” showrunner Angela Kang tells The Hollywood Reporter about how the coronavirus has impacted work on the AMC zombie series.
Following President Trump’s order for businesses and schools to participate in social distancing in light of safety practices against the coronavirus pandemic, several TV and film productions throughout Georgia have been temporarily suspended.