Will TV cop dramas adapt amid calls to defund police?

Jun 23, 2020
Some critics say the entire genre needs a serious overhaul because of the way it glosses over police brutality.
Snoop Dogg and Mariska Hargitay in a 2019 episode of "Law & Order: SVU."
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A soap opera leads the way into post-lockdown Hollywood

Jun 17, 2020
CBS's "The Bold and the Beautiful" is restarting filming with on-set health guidelines in place.
Cast members of "The Bold and the Beautiful" at the Monte-Carlo Television Festival in 2017. The soap opera will resume filming but keep the cast socially distanced.
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With production shut down, TV networks experiment with fall schedules

Jun 2, 2020
Without the ability to film scripted series, some networks are planning to air shows that have already aired, either abroad or on cable.
The coronavirus lockdown is forcing networks to use alternative means of programming.
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Hollywood's mostly shut down. Except for animation.

May 19, 2020
No need for actors to socially distance when they can record from home.
Animators didn't have to change much to work from home. Voice-over artists have had to make some adjustments, though. "Nothing messes up a voice-over session like the guy next door trimming his trees with a chainsaw," says Tom Kenny, the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants.
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Ready or not, Hollywood starts telling coronavirus stories

May 8, 2020
Several major production houses have announced COVID-19-themed shows.
Hollywood producers are developing shows that involve the coronavirus pandemic. Some wonder how to strike the right tone.
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How TV and movies are being filmed during lockdown

May 4, 2020
The season finale of CBS' "All Rise" was filmed entirely over video chat.
Before the COVID-19 crisis and social distancing, the cast and director of "All Rise" promoted the TV show at a fall preview event in Beverly Hills in September. The season finale was made using video chats.
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What will Hollywood look like when it finally reopens?

Apr 28, 2020
Set staff may be tested regularly for COVID-19, and studios are reportedly thinking of limiting the use of extras.
The Walt Disney Studios in Los Angeles halted production April 8.
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Universal, banking on home audiences, to stream movie releases

Mar 17, 2020
Its other films currently showing may stream this week. Will people staying away from theaters pay the nearly $20 fee?
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The new coronavirus shut down the Chinese movie industry

Mar 6, 2020
And Hollywood's fortune's are increasingly tied to the Chinese box office.
Two people wearing face masks work a promotional stand for the Disney movie "Mulan" in an almost empty shopping mall in Beijing.
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The Hollywood agency IPO that never happened

Feb 11, 2020
William Morris Endeavor's failure to start says a lot about the nature of its business.
Ariel "Ari" Emanuel speaks onstage during Los Angeles LGBT Center's 48th Anniversary Gala Vanguard Awards on September 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.
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