The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped the global and national economy, altering multiple industries across the board and will likely re-define the ways in which business is conducted moving forward. The movie industry has been one such industry facing unique challenges; with streaming fatigue setting in and TV audience numbers falling compared to the spike seen at the beginning of quarantine, people are now eager for things to get back to normal.
Theater chains like AMC and Regal Cinemas, as well as local independent theaters, have announced their plans on reopening, sparking debate online around face mask requirements and discussions around socially distant seating procedures.
Signal’s Creative Director Andrew Deerin hosts an exclusive Signal Cast with industry insider Wyatt Smith, the Lead Editor for the upcoming Disney live action remake, The Little Mermaid, and former Lead Editor for household names like the Pirates of the Caribbean, Doctor Strange, and the Oscar nominated film Harriet. Smith discusses his line of work during the current pandemic and the future of the movie business post COVID-19.