Virtual Hollywood Entercom

Virtual Hollywood is a narrative-driven coalition of leaders for those who are pushing the edge of the universe for innovative solutions to keep the Hollywood machine well-oiled.  As numerous Hollywood studios, guilds, lobby groups, streamers, technologist and local politicians form task forces to blueprint how the industry can safely get back to work amid the coronavirus pandemic, a group of community transactionist led by Lou Libin, Terrence Coles, Kecia Washington (LACI),  Simone Nelson, La Mer Walker, and Dave Cohen are coming together to provide a glimpse of who may be working at this time next year in the creative-tech economy.

With a plan that could easily be scaled for TV series and feature films, about 100 commercial production designers and art directors are circulating a dense but succinct six-point COVID-19 workflow considerations document, a copy of which you can (read it here). Among the recommendations contained in the self-described “open-ended” document, which was just posted online here, is the creation of a new position on all production sets to address the realities and lingering

The Vista Theatre on Sunset Drive greets passersby with a hopeful message.


The ArcLight Hollywood closed its doors along with movie theaters across the country to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Poppy (Anna Kendrick) in DreamWorks Animation’s “Trolls World Tour.”

Film kiss with surgical mask to prevent influenza during a Hollywood epidemic (1937)

— Salvador San Vicente (@SSVphotographer) May 15, 2020

Today’s roundup of L.A. #tech & #startup news:

🗞️Hollywood studios lose at least 14K jobs in 2 mos
🗞️Child privacy advocates take aim at TikTok
🗞️Headspace makes app free to unemployed
🗞️Brian Lee on L.A.’s tech future

— dot.LA (@dotLA) May 15, 2020

Julia Child is the subject of an upcoming documentary from “RBG” filmmakers Betsy West and Julie Cohen.
Steven Yeun and Alan Kim in Lee Isaac Chung’s “Minari,” which won the top prize at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.
“Wonder Woman 1984"(Warner Bros.)