The year 2020 has been a challenging year for most industries, and the entertainment industry is no exception.
Movie theaters are mostly shut down, while concerts, plays, and musicals were forced to go online or become drive-ins.
So, what does the future hold for the business of Hollywood? On the Spectrum News 1 special Hollywood Reimagined, we take an in-depth look across film, theater, music, and television at how the entertainment industry is adjusting to this strange new normal.
Spectrum News 1 anchor Melvin Robert visited L.A.’s iconic Vista Theatre, which has been around for nearly 100 years, to see how the game-changing decision to release blockbuster movies on streaming platforms could impact such places.
Meanwhile, Tara Lynn Wagner looks at how SoCal theaters are finding ways to keep the lights on.
With live venues shuttered and tours canceled, one of the entertainment industries hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic has been the music business. Music Diaries host Amrit Singh takes an in-depth look at what music might look like in 2021 and talks to Grammy nominated artist D Smoke, who was gearing up for one of the biggest years of his life when everything suddenly changed.
SN1's Bianca Rae zeros in on the small screen, as she talks to a popular show creator who not only pivoted during the pandemic, but gained new fame in a very unexpected place by doing so.
After a year of immeasurable loss and unexpected change, Americans need the arts now more than ever. Yet entertainment and show business, as we know them, may never be the same.
Watch Hollywood Reimagined to see more ways the industry is adapting and innovating to not only survive the pandemic, but potentially emerge even stronger than before.