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Thursday, Jul. 8, 2021
Fans were banned from the pandemic-postponed Tokyo Olympics which will open in two weeks, following a state of emergency on Thursday, Olympic Minister Tamayo Marukawa told the Japanese news agency Kyodo.
The ban was announced by the International Olympic Committee and Japanese organizers...
Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic is having a dramatic and potentially lasting impact on business travel among U.S. marketers, according to a new ANA study.
A great majority of survey respondents (76 percent) currently do not allow business travel for their executives. Only 2.5 percent of respondents...
Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021
Thousands of minority-owned small businesses were at the end of the line in the government's coronavirus relief program as many struggled to find banks that would accept their applications or were disadvantaged by the terms of the program.
Data from the Paycheck Protection Program...
Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020
In light of the surge in COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations--with hospital capacity being maxed to if not beyond the limit--the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LADPH) urged filmmakers to exercise every caution in their work.
For those seeking permits to film at...
Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020
FilmLA, partner film office for the City and County of Los Angeles and other local jurisdictions, has issued an update regarding regional filming activity since the reopening of L.A. County to on-location filming in June.
Over the last 20 weeks, FilmLA has received approximately 2,565...
Friday, Oct. 16, 2020
COVID casting is happening all over the U.S., especially in Los Angeles, Austin, New Orleans, and Atlanta, but with the re-opening of the industry comes major concerns about COVID protection in auditions and on-set.
Casting directors are now forced to provide the protocols for auditions...
Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020
Even as filming is beginning a slow return in Greater Los Angeles, a sobering new report released today reveals the enduring effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the region’s film, television and commercial production industry. Updated data from FilmLA indicate that filming in area communities...
Monday, Sep. 21, 2020
The unions representing casts and crews have reached an agreement with the major studios on protocols to allow the industry to safely re-open. The protocols pave the way for creative workers, who have been hard hit by the pandemic, to resume their crafts and livelihoods in workplaces redesigned...
Tuesday, Sep. 8, 2020
The AICP COVID-19 Workplace Guidelines and Considerations for production and postproduction have been updated for a fifth time (marked as Version 6) since their initial launch in late April. The updates include a new section for Agency/Client Considerations and Planning, as well as links to...
Sunday, Sep. 6, 2020
In a litmus test for American moviegoing in the pandemic, Christopher Nolan's "Tenet" brought in an estimated $20.2 million through the holiday weekend in U.S. and Canadian theaters.
The result could be greeted as either the rejuvenation of U.S. cinemas — more Americans went to the movies...