TV's getting more diverse. But there's still a long way to go.

Oct 23, 2020
Women and people of color made gains in nearly all TV employment categories, according to a UCLA report.
Yvonne Orji, left, Issa Rae and Jay Ellis of HBO's "Insecure" speak during a press tour in January. The show features a diverse cast of writers and directors, but there are still gains to be made in Hollywood diversity.
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With fewer coming attractions, more cinemas are closing

Oct 5, 2020
Straight to video might be the only way studios can do business for a while.
A Regal Cinemas movie theater stands closed in Manhattan last month. The movie theater chain's parent company Cineworld announced it would close theaters in the U.S. and U.K. temporarily.
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Hollywood has a back-to-work agreement

Sep 24, 2020
More actors and crews are returning to work as production ramps up with new rules and protocols in place to keep coronavirus from spreading on sets.
A sign at Paramount Pictures Studios in Los Angeles.
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Lights! Camera! Masks? TV and film production are ramping up

Sep 10, 2020
As the pandemic continues, actors are being called back to the set, with caution.
Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California. There are a lot of starts and stops as production gets back underway in Hollywood.
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Hollywood gets a little boost from China ... but it might come at a price

Jul 27, 2020
Studios are struggling to find the best way to release new movies during the COVID-19 pandemic.
People watch a movie while wearing masks in Wuhan, China, on July 20.
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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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