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Coronavirus: film industry urgently needs to find a solution

Deserted film lot, Paramount Studios. Photo by Christian Joudrey on Unsplash
Deserted film lot, Paramount Studios. Photo by Christian Joudrey on Unsplash

Sky News takes a look at the future of cinema as productions and releases continue to be delayed due to the coronavirus crisis.

Not unlike the aviation industry, it’s difficult to envisage how social distancing will work in the cinema.

But as the UK Cinema Association plots its comeback, the film industry faces not just angst but conflict during the coronavirus lockdown.

Zygi Kamasa, chief executive of Lionsgate UK, has organised a streaming event to raise funds for two causes.

In a bid to bring back the notion of Saturday night at the movies, the film company is streaming its four most popular films – La La Land, Bend It Like Beckham, Eddie The Eagle and The Hunger Games – weekly on YouTube to raise money for the Film and TV Emergency Relief Fund and an NHS charity…

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