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MLA Proseminar: Covid-19, Hollywood, and the Future of Media

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CIMS 502 940
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Course Description
The Covid-19 crisis is reshaping every aspect of our lives and societies. This course will look at the impact of the pandemic on Hollywood and on the media and entertainment industries more  generally. We will speak with leading media industry figures well as creative professionals. We will consider the immediate impact of the crisis and responses as well as the future of media creation, distribution, and consumption in the wake of Covid-19. What will movie theaters, streaming platforms, and film festivals look like after Covid-19? How has the pandemic impacted big studios, smaller production companies, and independent media creators. What have writers, directors, television journalists, and editors been doing during quarantine. And what opportunities and challenges will they face afterward? What have audiences wanted during the crisis and what will they want going forward? And, finally, how will we tell the story of Covid-19? The course will start with a syllabus, but we will also build in flexibility to respond to the changing story that we are trying to understand.
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