The response to our callout in March for the experiences of people working in the film industry affected by the growing coronavirus crisis was overwhelming. Many hundreds of people shared their stories with us; stories suggesting that the bigger picture back then – of Cannes continuing, of Chinese cinemas starting to reopen, of multiplex confidence holding up – might be optimistic. Seven months later, the industry faces unprecedented challenges. The announcement that Cineworld, the UK’s largest cinema owner, would shut its premises until further notice has triggered a wave of similar closures from major chains – and many smaller venues. Cineworld blamed its move on the decision to postpone once again the release of No Time to Die, the 25th James Bond film, until April next year. Was that the start of the final credits for cinema as we know it? Or is a new narrative beginning to emerge? We caught up with the film industry workers we spoke to in March. They reveal how the summer that changed the sector forever has affected them. ‘I read film scripts, thinking, how on earth will these get made?’ Philippa Lowthorpe, director of Misbehaviour and The Third Day What she said in… Read full this story
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