Ron Howard and Brian Grazer. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Hollywood star directors predict the post-pandemic future

Brian Grazer And Ron Howard: Movie Theaters Will Turn Into Broadway — And Don’t Expect Tom Cruise To Wear A Mask Onscreen Imagine Entertainment partners Ron Howard and Brian Grazer expect COVID-19 to have an impact on Hollywood for some time to come — just not necessarily on screen. “This period of our lives will not be in the history of film,” Grazer declared during the duo’s virtual appearance at the Wall Street Journal‘s Tech Live conference. “You’re not going to see an action movie with Tom Cruise and he’s wearing a mask.” For writers and…

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Eclipse Digital Media digital signage and av audio visual at Wembley Park

Wembley Park development undergoes digital upgrade

Wembley Park is currently undergoing an extensive developmental operation at the 85-acre site, which includes The SSE Arena, Wembley, 70 high street outlets, 8,400 new homes, and a 2,000-seat theater. As part of the works, it underwent an expansive digital upgrade to the entirety of the site. Quintain Ltd., the property development and investment company behind Wembley Park’s redevelopment, chose Eclipse Digital Media for a variety of work as part of the digital transformation. The work commissioned included the LED digital signage renovation of the Bobby Moore Bridge, Olympic Way,…

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Cambridge Theatre, London. Photo by Anastasiia Pyvovarova on Unsplash

England: plan to reopen theatres with reduced capacity ‘not viable’

Plans for 1 August reopening criticised by industry figures as not enough to keep many venues open Theatres and venues in England will be able to host socially distanced performances and gigs from 1 August under new government plans, but the move has been criticised for not being economically viable for most venues. The culture secretary, Oliver Dowden, said the plan, which is the fourth stage of the government’s five-step plan for reopening arts venues, was a “welcome step in the path to a return to normal”. But industry figures…

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