How is COVID-19 Affecting the Film Industry? Stage 32 Will Have Some Answers

Stage 32 is set to host a virtual panel of industry leaders on how COVID-19 is impacting the worldwide film industry.

We're big fans of Stage 32 here at No Film School. They've been amazing at helping filmmakers network at forums that are helpful to them. When COVID-19 hit, we knew we needed answers. And thankfully, Stage 32 stepped up with them.

They'll be hosting a free virtual panel for their 600,000+ global members and all of the industry to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the film industry.

You can get your questions answered about jobs, the industry, and massive changes straight from the source. 

The panel will feature industry leaders and professionals and will air live on Stage 32 this Friday, April 3rd, at 1PM PDT.

The webinar is hosted by Stage 32’s Managing Director, Amanda Toney, who has programmed over 1,200 hours on virtual film, television and new media education for the platform and Founding and Managing Partner Elsa Ramo of Ramo Law PC.

Says Toney, “As the leaders in online education for the film industry, and with so much uncertainty and anxiety resulting from the impact of COVID-19, now is the perfect time to hear from professionals who are working through the changing landscape and get their thoughts on what’s happening right now and how creatives and professionals can adapt right now.”

Added Ramo, “The coronavirus pandemic has hit all aspects of the entertainment industry so hard. Movies and scripted TV series can’t be created via Zoom. That doesn’t mean everything has stopped. We will discuss how producers, lenders, talent and distributors are adapting to the slowdown, how existing and future productions are being handled, and most importantly, how we can strategically plan and learn for the future during this uncertain period.”

Other expert panelists include Andrew Friend, CEO of Boardwalk Pictures and director of Netflix’s docuseries Cheer and Chef's Table, Viviana Zarragoitia, Vice President of Three Point Capital, Carolyn Hunt, Lender Council at Barnes & Thornburg, LLP and Tracy Christian, Talent Agent at TCA Management.

Says Stage 32 CEO, Richard Botto, “When the quarantining began, we made a promise to deliver free and vital education to our global member base. This panel is the latest in our continuing efforts and promises to be our most important to date. The goal is to take away the fear and anxiety and to provide an accurate account of what’s truly happening in the industry.”

This feels like an excellent resource for our readers. To register for the free event, visit the Stage 32 website.     

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