Chances are you have been getting plenty of screen time over the last few days as COVID-19 news continues to change rapidly. Plus, with school and event closures, our routines have been upended in so many ways. For those who have chosen to unplug, we salute you! That is a great way to stay sane in this unprecedented time. So if you have missed out on some recent news and want to catch up, here is a quick round up of some articles we found interesting as it relates to art and film during the coronavirus pandemic.
- Indiewire covered the news that BendFilm and many other film festivals signed a new pledge that will make it possible for their programs to screen online without creating industry complications.
- Arts.gov shared statistics from their 2017 survey on the economic impact of The Arts in America. It’s no surprise that, “arts and culture contributed $877.8 billion, or 4.5 percent, to the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2017.”
- The Film Stage shared a strategic and heartfelt run down on How To Support Arthouse Theaters In This Time of Crisis. Ideas include memberships, gift certificates, supporting the out of work theater employees and more.
- Engaget reporter Kristy Puchko explores the notion that “there isn’t an easy solution to Coronavirus cancellations. “(Director Lulu) Wang is proof that festivals give filmmakers the opportunities to network and make connections that build careers.