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Coronavirus: Is there a light at the end of the tunnel?

Coronavirus: Is there a light at the end of the tunnel?

Written by Shona Smith on Mar 20, 2020. Posted in General Interest

The coronavirus pandemic is now truly a global issue, with cases across the US and Europe spiking. For the production industry, it’s led to a dramatic collapse in work. Shoots have been put on hold throughout the world, from big Hollywood projects such as Baz Luhrmann untitled “Elvis” movie through to ongoing series like Stranger Things. About 120,000 film industry workers have already lost their jobs in Hollywood alone, according to the US entertainment industry union IATSE.

BFI Report reveals barriers to sustainable production

BFI Report reveals barriers to sustainable production

Written by Shona Smith on Mar 13, 2020. Posted in General Interest

“Attitudes to environmental sustainability are changing in the film industry, but current approaches lack strategic co-ordination” finds a new BFI report on sustainability and film production. "A step change is needed in industry efforts to help meet the UK’s legally binding carbon reduction commitments” it concludes.

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