Alana Foster is a journalist at IBC365 covering the global broadcasting, media and entertainment industry. She reports for the IBC Daily and Insight Magazine and is passionate about the production, craft and technological advances in the media and entertainment industry. With a Bachelor of Communication: Media and Culture and a Masters of Arts: Journalism from the University of South Australia, she has worked across the IBC conference and exhibition and has prior experience in online, print and radio in Australia.
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The film and TV industry has been shuttered with freelancers and staff across the entire supply chain impacted by business decisions and company closures. During Mental Health Awareness week, Alana Foster investigates what support and initiatives are out there.
- Industry Trends
Theatre has suffered more than most industries due to coronavirus. But with Disney set to air broadway megahit Hamilton on its OTT service, the UK’s National Theatre and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber are among novice streamers turning to OTT during Covid-19.
Warner Bros Worldwide Studio Operations has unveiled a restructuring of its management in key roles.
Former CBS News president David Rhodes has been tapped for Rupert Murdoch’s UK news operation to drive video content.
Since Viacom and CBS merged last December and during the “challenging” Covid-19 pandemic, CEO Bill Bakish has said streamlining its operations and managing costs remain a priority.
BBC’s television, radio and children’s programming will pivot as it focusses on Mental Health Awareness Week next month curating content throughout May to help audiences struggling “during these extraordinary circumstances.”
AT&T owned WarnerMedia has acquired Dutch technology group The Widget Company ahead of its launch of HBO Max streaming service next month.
For the first time in history, movies that have debuted on a streaming service without a theatrical run will be eligible for the Academy Awards, as Covid-19 has restricted global premiers.