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FilmWeek Entertainment Business Roundup: TV Networks, Film Studios Scramble For Content, Revenue With Production Shuttered Due To COVID-19




A man walks by the closed United Artists theater in Downtown Los Angeles during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
A man walks by the closed United Artists theater in Downtown Los Angeles during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
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The outlook for film and television content production these days is pretty bleak due to the massive wrench the COVID-19 outbreak has thrown into Hollywood’s cogs. While streamers, film studios and television networks are working their way through content that they’ve had on the shelves, that supply will eventually dwindle, and the demand for fresh content will increase. How are the major players planning for this? What’s being done about loss of advertising revenue due to the outbreak?

Today on AirTalk, Larry chats with host John Horn of “The Frame” and Deadline Hollywood senior editor Dominic Patten about some of the major stories we’re following in the entertainment business:

Guests:

John Horn, host of KPCC’s arts and entertainment show “The Frame”; he tweets @JGHorn

Dominic Patten, senior editor at Deadline covering the business of Hollywood; he tweets @DeadlineDominic