Hollywood, Covid-19, and The Future of Media

May 26, 2020
By Marissa Miller

In the wake of Covid-19, many are left wondering, what will life look like in a post-Covid world? What will concerts and festivals look like? What will going to the movies consist of? Is anyone even making movies right now?

“The Covid-19 crisis is reshaping every aspect of our lives and societies,” writes Peter Decherney, co-director of Penn’s Online Learning Initiative. Decherney is hosting an online interview series dedicated to examining “the impact of the pandemic on Hollywood and on the media and entertainment industries more generally”. The series will pose and answer questions such as, what have writers, directors, television journalists, and editors been doing during quarantine? What opportunities and challenges will they face afterward? What have audiences wanted during the crisis and what will they want going forward? And, finally, how will we tell the story of Covid-19?

The series will run May 27 through August 5, 2020 and is free and open to the public.

Partial Schedule (subject to change)

May 27 Alexandra Milchan and Scott Lambert (Emjag)

June 3 – Angel Manuel Soto (Director)

June 10 – Bing Chen (AUM Group)

June 17 – Greg Quinn (Caribbean Cinemas) and Judith Lupatkin Bernstein (HBO)

June 24 – Matt Selman (The Simpsons)

Click here see the full schedule and to register for the series.