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Filmmaker Federico Fellini, Golden Globe winner
Serge RakhlinApril 2, 2020

If there’s an upside to social distancing and cocooning during the Coronavirus pandemic, then having the opportunity to stay home and enjoy anew...

Actor and producer Arnold Schwarzenegger, Golden Globe winner
Alexander NevskyApril 1, 2020

Golden Globe winner, Governor, Youtuber. Arnold Schwarzenegger remains a role model for millions of people around the world. In March 2020, Arnold...

Hong Kng Authorities give a press conference on COVID-19
Serge RakhlinMarch 30, 2020

The global entertainment industry and its workers are coping with the never-before-seen problem of a deadly pandemic. In China, almost immediately...

An empty theater, March 2020
Serge RakhlinMarch 23, 2020

Box office…what box office? All over the world, this week, movie theaters continue to close. More than 5000 domestic theaters were temporarily...

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A scene from the TV show "The Good Doctor"
Serge RakhlinMarch 17, 2020

Remakes of foreign scripted TV series are nothing new on American TV. Showtime’s Homeland, for instance, is a remake, or reimagining, of the...

A closed movie theater in the US, COVID-19, 2020
Serge RakhlinMarch 16, 2020

The initial idea of this piece was to look at the entertainment industry trends for 2020: the intensification of streaming platform wars, African...

A closed movie theater in the US, COVID-19, 2020
Serge RakhlinMarch 16, 2020

“We are watching The Invisible Man with the invisible audience”, said one of only two people in one of the Arclight Santa Monica theaters, when...

A scene from "Parasite", 2019
Serge RakhlinMarch 13, 2020

South Korean Golden Globe winner Parasite, with its class struggle subtext, was a commercial success in today's globalized market. But films on...

Quibi presentation
Serge RakhlinMarch 11, 2020

Quibi’s plans to launch on April 6. Even though the red carpet premiere was canceled due to Coronavirus concerns, the virus scare could ironically...

A scene from "Onward", 2020
Serge RakhlinMarch 9, 2020

It's hard to say whether the coronavirus scare was the culprit, but the box office for this weekend was 50% lower than for the same dates in 2019...