Coronavirus Information, Resources, Advice and News

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This page is designed to pull together as much information, resources, and news relating to Coronavirus specifically within the cinema industry. Please feel free to let me know at peter@madcornishprojectionist.co.uk of any other information and resources that you may be aware of:

General Corona Virus Information And Resources

All these resources and links are the Government related and similar sources relating to the virus and general advice:

Individual Cinema Organisations/Company Information and Support Pages

Most of the individual membership organisations and similar have pages with specifically tailored resources:

Cinema Sector-Specific Coronavirus News Stories

All the stories being published about Coronavirus across the sector:

Equipment and Technical Advice

All these links are guides and resources to looking after and maintaining the technical equipment in the cinema.

Fundraising Related Links

There are a number of different funds being setup to help support the sector:
 

Retail/Property/Commercial Related Material

Information and articles directly related to Retail/Property/Commercial:
 

Online Training Courses

There are plenty of online training courses being made available during this time, here are a few cinema specific ones:

Miscellaneous Resources and Information

This section is for any useful or relevant links that don’t fit anywhere else:

Webinars

A number of different organisations are putting on webinars to help share knowledge and information during this period. Any that are known about are listed below:

Online Events This Week

Each week there are a variety of different online webinars being run by different people and companies, so here is your weekly guide to what is happening, with links to register:  Boxoffichave a list of Webinars as well.

Week Commencing: 13th April

Monday 13th : Easter Bank Holiday
Tuesday 14th: Boxoffice Pro Live Sessions with CineEurope @ 16.00 BST 
Wednesday 15th:
Thursday 16th:  CJ Cinema Summit #5 @ 17.00 BST
Friday 17th:  CineConf @ 17.00 IST

The Big Picture Infographics

The Big Picture have been creating informative infographics and helping to disseminate information from across the sector, along with supporting this page. Also have a look at their Corvid-19 Report:


Latest News:

RSS The Latest Updates from Celluloid Junkie
  • Vista Cinema In The Time of COVID-19
    On the morning of March 12th of this year, Leon Newnham, the Chief Executive Officer of Vista Cinema, woke up to discover much of his hard work over the past several weeks would be for naught. The growing coronavirus pandemic... The post Vista Cinema In The Time of COVID-19 appeared first on Celluloid Junkie.
    J. Sperling Reich
  • Film Expo Group Rallies Around ShowEast During Challenging Year
    To say that 2020 has been a bad year for cinema operators and theatrical film distributors would be quite the understatement. With COVID-19 shuttering most of the world’s movie theaters, global box office is down well over 70% from last... The post Film Expo Group Rallies Around ShowEast During Challenging Year appeared first on Celluloid […]
    J. Sperling Reich
  • The Problems Facing North American Movie Theatres After They Reopen
    Exhibitors are dying to reopen movie theatres. Studios are dying to release blockbuster films. But will fans be ready to risk dying to see them? That’s the dilemma facing our industry in what could be a cruel summer of dashed... The post The Problems Facing North American Movie Theatres After They Reopen appeared first on […]
    Michael Giltz
  • Saving Small Town Cinemas in the Wake of Covid-19
    As someone who made a living in the movie industry for over two decades and now writes about it, it pains me to admit this: I’m scared for what it’ll look like this time next year. I know, we’ve been... The post Saving Small Town Cinemas in the Wake of Covid-19 appeared first on Celluloid […]
    Jim Amos
  • EVO Shares A Phased Approach for Reopening Their Texas Cinemas After Coronavirus Shutdown
    From the very moment in mid-March when the COVID-19 pandemic forced most cinemas around the world to shut their doors, they began to contemplate not only when they could reopen, but how they could do so in a way that... The post EVO Shares A Phased Approach for Reopening Their Texas Cinemas After Coronavirus Shutdown […]
    J. Sperling Reich
  • When We Return To “Normal,” the First Stop May Be The Movie Theatre
    These haven’t been a pleasant two months for the movie industry. Those of us who follow the film business, or simply just love movies, have watched as moviegoing has been completely upended, along with the rest of the entertainment sector,... The post When We Return To “Normal,” the First Stop May Be The Movie Theatre […]
    Jim Amos
  • UNIC Launches Guide to Help Cinemas in Europe
    International cinema trade body UNIC has launched a comprehensive guide to help cinemas across Europe, with detailed information about cinema closures, possible re-opening dates as well as overviews of public funding initiatives and support. UNIC has also been active in... The post UNIC Launches Guide to Help Cinemas in Europe appeared first on Celluloid Junkie.
    Patrick von Sychowski
  • Cinema Marquees Go Viral Amid COVID-19 Shutdown
    “Electric tiaras” are what theatre historian Ben M. Hall called the movie marquee. The cinema marquee and its readograph – the backlit sign written with moveable letters – is as important as the movie poster. Originally a rectangular sign, its... The post Cinema Marquees Go Viral Amid COVID-19 Shutdown appeared first on Celluloid Junkie.
    Karen Krizanovich
  • “So, What Happens Now?” How UK Cinemas Keep Going
    It’s been a long old year, this week. It’s a sobering thought that our industry, like many others, temporarily doesn’t exist. In a little more than a week we at Celluloid Junkie have gone from tracking and reporting on the... The post “So, What Happens Now?” How UK Cinemas Keep Going appeared first on Celluloid […]
    Claire Beswick
  • Drive-Ins: How Big Screen Entertainment Survives During COVID-19
    In these days of self-isolation, “vectoring” only with those you must, going out to the cinema is not an option – or is it? As the coronavirus closes multiplexes, movie theatres, outdoor screenings and specialist cinematic events in the west,... The post Drive-Ins: How Big Screen Entertainment Survives During COVID-19 appeared first on Celluloid Junkie.
    Karen Krizanovich
RSS News and Information From Across This Site
  • Watch the PORTL Epic Hologram Machine in Action  30th July 2021
    PORTL, a Los Angeles-based holographics company, is at the cutting edge of virtual technology with the first-ever device that lets people teleport a hologram of themselves to any location around the world and interact with people there in real-time. Source: Watch the PORTL Epic Hologram Machine in Action | HYPEBEAST
  • At Cannes, experts assess the export potential of French films  30th July 2021
    After a quick speech by the CNC’s director of European and International Affairs, Mathieu Fournet, Unifrance’s general director and the moderator of the round-table, Daniela Elstner, introduced the five invited speakers – namely, IFC Films president Arianna Bocco, Cinétival general director Edna Epelbaum, Toronto International Film Festival co-director Joana Vicente, Pathé Films president Ardavan Safaee […]
  • Back in Cannes, Sean Penn directs again, with daughter Dylan 30th July 2021
    Sean Penn has been to the Cannes Film Festival about a dozen times — from bumming around with Robert De Niro in 1984 to presiding over the jury.But his last visit was rocky. Penn’s film, 2016’s “The Last Face,” flopped with critics in way that would make some filmmakers gun shy about returning. Penn, though, […]
  • Don’t celebrate Pakistan’s return to the movies just yet 30th July 2021
    There’s not much of a pipeline of international films and the problems of Pakistan’s film industry remain. Source: Don’t celebrate Pakistan’s return to the movies just yet – Film & TV – Images
  • Hausa film explores human tragedy of Islamist violence  30th July 2021
    A Nigerian film about abducted sisters is due to have its European premiere at the British Film Institute in London on Saturday.The film’s director, Desmond Ovbiagele, told BBC’s Newsday insecurity had become a problem in the African continent and it was important to tell the story of the victims. Source: Hausa film explores human tragedy […]
  • The Office at 20: Why we’re all David Brent now  30th July 2021
    Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s office-life mockumentary first aired 20 years ago but its influence on shows from ‘Twenty Twelve’ to ‘Parks and Recreation’ has been immense. As for its central character, that’s how we live now Source: The Office at 20: Why we’re all David Brent now | The Independent
  • For Film’s Sake and Sydney Film Festival partner on prizes, incubator program  30th July 2021
    For Film’s Sake (FFS), the advocacy organisation behind the female-focused film lab Attagirl, has joined with Sydney Film Festival (SFF) to announce two new prizes and an incubator program aimed at supporting filmmakers of diverse backgrounds. Source: For Film’s Sake and Sydney Film Festival partner on prizes, incubator program – IF Magazine
  • U.K. Studio Boom “White Hot” Despite a Year of Lockdowns  30th July 2021
    Hollywood tentpoles and high-end TV are driving production activity to record heights: “This bottleneck was built because of COVID-19.” Source: U.K. Studio Boom “White Hot” Despite a Year of Lockdowns – The Hollywood Reporter
  • India, U.K. Discuss Co-Production at Cannes Virtual India Pavilion  30th July 2021
    While India does not have its usual physical pavilion at the Cannes market this year, due to pandemic travel restrictions, and Bollywood stars aren’t setting the red carpet on fire, the business of cinema continues to be discussed at the virtual India pavilion. At a lively session on Thursday, moderated by Vikramjit Roy, head of […]
  • The stars who agreed to help celebrate Elstree’s cinema history – and the one who didn’t  30th July 2021
    This week, memory lane takes us back 25 years to when the British Film Institute decided that 200 film plaques should be erected around the UK and they would be free, so I applied and received 20. This was in recognition of the unique film history of Elstree and Borehamwood. Source: The stars who agreed […]
  • ‘Increasing dismay’ of deaf film-makers over control of BSL broadcasting trust  30th July 2021
    A group of deaf film-makers say they are “increasingly dismayed” by a charity’s failure to ensure it is run by users of British Sign Language (BSL), even though it spends about £2 million every year commissioning television programmes in BSL. Source: ‘Increasing dismay’ of deaf film-makers over control of BSL broadcasting trust – Disability News […]
  • A journey down the A23 and into film production  30th July 2021
    Rising film producer Yaw Basoah is a South Londoner with long-term memories of Brixton. Simone Richardson spoke to him about films, art and the importance of life outside work Source: A journey down the A23 and into film production | Brixton Blog
  • How the Global Screen Fund is supporting two Cannes-bound British films 30th July 2021
    The UK Global Screen Fund is making a mark on the Croisette through its support of two British films that illustrate perfectly the fund’s international focus. Source: How the Global Screen Fund is supporting two Cannes-bound British films | Features | Screen
  • 19 Wild Deleted Scenes And Alternate Endings That Would’ve REALLY Changed Your Favorite Movies 30th July 2021
    The alternate ending of The Lion King where Simba DIES is horrific. Source: 19 Movie Deleted Scenes/Alternate Endings
  • Caravan brings Indigenous films to Kanesatake 30th July 2021
    A traveling silver screen presenting short films by Indigenous filmmakers brought Kanehsata’kehró:non to a unique viewing under the stars late last week.The event organized by Wapikoni was part of the organization’s latest “Cinema on Wheels” tour, set to end on September 1, which screened July 15 and 16. “When I came into this position, I […]
  • Do you know who wrote your favourite film?  30th July 2021
    “Film is thought of as a director’s medium,” the great Billy Wilder once said, “because the director creates the end product that appears on the screen. It’s that stupid auteur theory again, that the director is the author of the film. But what does the director shoot — the telephone book?” Source: Do you know […]
  • An indie film lover’s dream: Filmzie is an ode to movie buffs (and it’s free)  30th July 2021
    You might think that you don’t need any more streaming services the way it is, but if you’re like us and you can’t get enough of independent, bizarre and cult movies, you might need to consider adding one more to your roster. Filmzie has come to town and it’s a love letter to all the […]
  • Have These 30 Iconic Movies Aged Well Or Not? 30th July 2021
    In the past, we’ve asked the BuzzFeed Community what popular movies they think haven’t aged well. This poll features many of the films that they mentioned and now I want to know what you think of them. If you haven’t seen a movie, skip the question or click “View results.” Source: Have These 30 Iconic […]
  • 30 Actors Good Vs. Bad Onscreen Chemistry Movies 30th July 2021
    We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which actors had the best *and* worst onscreen chemistry in movies (to get a full picture of romantic relationships in film). Here’s what they had to say… Source: 30 Actors Good Vs. Bad Onscreen Chemistry Movies
  • Horror Movie Stars You Might Not Know Died 30th July 2021
    If you’re any sort of a fan of horror movies, then you’ll be plenty aware of how even the smallest of roles and briefest of performances can remain memorable for years — even decades — to come. So, it can be more than a little crushing to discover that there are horror movie stars you […]

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Thank you to all those that have contributed information and resources to the page, especially Rob Arthur from The Bigger Picture.