A constantly updated list of things that are still done in film and television – and that are made available, such as "Onward" by Disney / Pixar.
Editor's Note: The list is constantly updated. Data refers to when announcements were made or when an event is scheduled.
You have probably seen our other COVID-19 list, where we investigate any cancellations that occurred in our community during the pandemic. This is the counterpoint to this list "Houston, we have a problem". Here we will talk about how the show has to go on, how the Force will be with us and, perhaps most importantly, how we will be back.
IndieWire will continue to update this page with the latest news on virtual events, work logistics, TV premieres and general courageous and friendly actions. This is the place where we will document our return to normal – and make no mistake, we will get through this. The latest updates are published at the top of the runlist below.
– –Premiere today on Netflix: "Freud", "Sol Levante"
– –Premiere today on Discovery: "Street Outlaws: Memphis"
– –Premiere today on Acorn: "Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears"
– –Premiere today on Nat Geo Wild: "The Hidden Kingdoms of China"
– –Premiere today on Disney: "Sydney to the Max"
– –"The Lovebirds" was recorded by Netflix, although the release date is still undetermined. The SXSW premiere of "The Lovebirds" was canceled along with the festival, and the film's original release date on April 3 was deleted shortly thereafter.
-Paramount Pictures & # 39; winter favorite "Sonic the Hedgehog" will be available digitally on March 31stfollowed by distribution and CD on May 19th. It is the highest-opened video game film in the United States.
-Disney and Pixar "Onward" skips the rest of his movie window and will be available for digital purchase this evening at 8:00 p.m. ET. It will arrive at Disney + on April 3, many months ahead of schedule. "While we look forward to the fact that, given the current circumstances, the audience will soon be able to enjoy our films on the big screen again, we look forward to releasing this entertaining, adventurous film early on digital platforms so that the audience can watch it from the comfort of their own home can enjoy. " said Dan Scanlon (director, "Onward") and Kori Rae (producer, "Onward").
– –Premiere today on Netflix: "Archibald's Next Big Deal", "The English Game", "Buddi", "Dino Girl Gauko", "Ultras", "Tiger King", "Self Made: Inspired by Ms. CJ Walker's Life", "Maska", " The Platform "," A Life at Speed: The Story of Juan Manuel Fangio "," Greenhouse Academy "," A Letter for the King "
– –Premiere today on Amazon Prime Video: "Knock The Man Down"
– –Premiere today on Disney: "Descendants Remix Dance Party"
– –Premiere today at Disney +: "Disney Insider"
– –Premiere today on NBC: "The black list"
– –Premiere today on PBS: "Great accomplishments: Turandot"
– –Premiere today on Hulu: "Margaret Atwood: One Word at a Time is Power"
– –Premiere today on LMN: "My Daughter's Psychic Friend"
-The one led by Ben Affleck "The Way Back" will be available digitally from March 24th for $ 19.99. The film premiered in cinemas on March 6.
– Despite the cancellation of the 63rd edition, which was to take place from April 8th to 21st, SFFILM's San Francisco International Film Festival has announced its lineup. "Although we are heartbroken that we cannot hold the festival itself, we are planning new ways to entertain, inspire and keep in touch with our audience," said Anne Lai, Managing Director of SFFILM. The planned festival comprises a total of 154 films that begin with “Boys State” and end with “Bad Education”. The full program can be found on the festival website.
– After the planned theatrical release was thwarted by the closure of the theaters, Lionsgate and the Kingdom Story Company will do so Release of the belief-based film "I Still Believe" on premium VOD platforms on March 27th. The cast includes KJ Apa, Shania Twain and Gary Sinise.
Typically, PVOD offers audiences the option to pay more than they would normally pay for a film before it leaves the cinema or as a regular rental / Blu-ray rental. But since theaters across the country may have closed their doors for several months, in this unprecedented time, the studios have started to find radically new uses for the concept.
Lionsgate is announced as Universal will make the already opened "Emma", "The Hunt" and "The Invisible Man" available on Friday for a 48 hour rental for $ 19.99. There is still no word on how much "I still believe" will cost.
– –Premiere today on Netflix: "Feel good", "Altered Carbon: Resleeved"
– –Premiere today on HBO: "After the Truth: Disinformation and the Cost of Fake News"
– –Premiere today on Bravo: "Top chef"
– –Premiere today on NBC: "NBC News Special Report: Coronavirus Pandemic"
– –Premiere today on BET +: "Ruthless"
– –Premiere today at Sundance Now: "The restaurant"
– –"Conan" will air new episodes on TBS on March 30th. The new episodes are reportedly being shot on iPhones and without an audience. Guest interviews will be filmed via video chat and the show's production staff will continue to work from home. "The quality of my work will not decrease because it is not technically possible," said O & # 39; Brien in a statement.
-The The action film "Bloodshot", directed by Vin Diesel, will be available digitally on March 24th for $ 19.99. The film was released on March 13.
-The Museum of the First Look Festival of Moving Images, scheduled for earlier this month, has been canceled, but at least one of the screenings will go online. Maya Daisy Hawke will release her third interactive social media video novel “Unfated Yet” on March 19 at 5:00 p.m. on Facebook Live. ET.
With Werner Herzog, the project is a "screen-sharing meditation on the present moment and the ignorance of the inwardness". It was supposed to debut as a work-in-progress during First Look's "Working on It" series.
-Although the Cannes Film Festival and the Marche du Film have not been canceled, the Cannes market has announced that from May 12th to 23rd it will set up a virtual market that runs alongside the personal market. The effort will enable companies to review acquisition titles and promo roles, and conduct video conferencing.
The organizers of Cannes were determined not to cancel the festival at this time, but it is becoming increasingly likely that the event will be canceled. According to the organizers, the online market should help industry players who cannot participate in the festival. But laying the groundwork for the plan, which is supported by the major agencies, is an important step in keeping the important business value Cannes plays alive, even if the festival is canceled.
– Today at noon Planet of the animals starts a 94-hour "Too Cute!" Marathon to celebrate the spring solstice. The network promises to present "furry cats and teacup pigs for playful puppies and wild rabbits" during the marathon of the double Emmy-nominated show, which originally ran from 2011 to 2016.
– –Premiere today on Hulu: "Small fires everywhere"
– –Premiere today on Freeform: "Motherland: Fort Salem"
– –Premiere at IFC today: "Brockmire"
– –Premiere on the road today: "True Terror With Robert Englund"
-The release of Annie Silverstein's "Bull" has been delayed but will be released on May 1st on VOD and digital platforms. The drama film was originally scheduled to hit theaters on March 20.
-The 18th Garden State Film Festival goes the streaming route. The festival is scheduled for March 26-29 in Asbury Park, New Jersey and will stream its program to ticket holders with over 240 films over four days.
Films such as the opening film "Team Macro" and the Quentin Tarantino documentary "QT8: The First Eight" will be broadcast live during the period in which they were originally supposed to be shown in person.
"We believe the opportunity to venture to a new digital frontier can serve as a blueprint for festivals worldwide, and we look forward to reaching global GSFF 2020 film fans through online and virtual exposures," said Lauren Concar Sheehy , Executive Director of the festival.
-The 60th Monte Carlo TV Festival released a statement that they are on the right track for the June 2020 event. "Given the measures taken by different countries so far and the Monte Carlo TV Festival taking place in three months, we can be sure that the organization of the 60th edition will not be affected," the organization's press release said. "Unless otherwise recommended by the Monegasque authorities and depending on the evolution of the epidemic, the Monte Carlo TV Festival will take place from June 19-23 in the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco."
– –Premiere today on Netflix: "Bert Kreischer: Hey Big Boy", "Shaun the Sheep: Adventure from Mossy Bottom"
– –Premiere today on Comedy Central: "Crank Yankers", "Tosh.0"
– –Premiere today at Essen: "Staking out supermarkets"
– –Premiere today on PBS: "Niall Ferguson's Network World"
– –Magnolia pictures offers a Annual subscription to the documentary film channel “DOX” for USD 14.99, half the regular price, to new subscribers. The channel offers documentaries and documentaries from famous filmmakers. The offer is valid until the end of March.
– –Shudder offers a free 30-day trial from its horror and thriller streaming service. The AMC Networks service typically offers a seven-day trial. However, if you use the "SHUTIN" promo code, you will receive a whole month free of charge.
The service offers horror classics like "Halloween" and "Night of the Living Dead", a complete list of the original series, as well as exclusive newer films, including "Tigers Are Not Afraid".
Organizers ended the 37th Miami Film Festival four days earlier, on March 12th, but they are I am still planning to give awards. There is one exception: the Documentary Achievement Award, which has been voted by the audience, is not awarded. Instead, the Toyota Feature Film Audience Award, originally intended for narrative purposes only, is being changed to include documentaries that were shown before the festival closed. Twenty-one of the festival's 87 feature films and six of the 48 short films had no chance of being released to the public. The juries will watch the rest of the films online.
The festival had previously awarded $ 42,500 to Florida film students as part of the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Family Foundation's Cinemaslam competition. The overall winner was "Celestial" by Bruklyn Miller of the New York Film Academy in Miami Beach, which received $ 7,500.
-Per Shout Factory TV: "TokuSHOUTsu, A free streaming channel that debuts on PlutoTV this Tuesday, March 17. TokuSHOUTsu will be an incredible digital destination for the imaginative worlds of Tokusatsu, the revolutionary Japanese entertainment genre known for its unique special effects and epic battles. TokuSHOUTsu will be shown on channel 681 in the Tech + Geek section of PlutoTV. "
-The National Football League announced that it intends to keep the 2020 season on its previously planned schedule, which includes the free agency period for players opening this week. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the National Football League players' association approved the start as this part of the NFL year does not have to be done face to face. All deal negotiations on behalf of the players can be done remotely.
– –Premiere today on HBO: "My brilliant friend: The story of a new name"; "The Conspiracy Against America"
– –Premiere today on Netflix: "The Boss Baby: Back in Business"
– –Premiere today on CW: "Roswell, New Mexico"; "Supernatural"
– –Premiere today on Fox: "9-1-1"
– –Premiere today on VH1: "Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta"
– –Premiere today on CBS All Access: "Tooning Out the News"
– Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns asked PBS stream his film "Baseball". See it here or on any streaming device.
– On Sunday at 3 p.m. EDT, "The Silent Comedy Watch Party", offers two one-role comedy short films with live piano accompaniment. Film introductions are carried out by Author Steve Massa.
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-The The Metropolitan Opera in New York will begin live streaming performances for free The performances were previously recorded as of Monday, March 16, as part of the Live in HD series at the Opera House and broadcast in the cinemas.
– –"Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" is available for digital purchase from multiple retailers, including Vudu, FandangoNOW, and iTunes. The film should be released digitally on March 17.
– –Disney will release Frozen 2 on Disney + on March 15th, three months earlier than originally expected.
–The first Australian production of Marvel's "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" was reportedly suspended when director Destin Daniel Cretton isolated himself while waiting for the results of a coronavirus test. However, the second unit and other parts of production are progressing.
The news comes when Disney has discontinued production for many of its other live action films, including Guillermo del Toro's searchlight thriller "Nightmare Alley". While the studio has not pushed back releases for the films still in production, the fact that the second unit is still working on “Shang-Chi” could mean that the release for the superhero film with Simu Liu, Awkwafina, may still be delayed is less likely and Tony Leung, who is due to hit theaters on February 12, 2021.
– –Cinemas are still open but in many cases work with reduced capacity. AMC Theaters and Regal, the country's two largest chains with a total of 1,200 locations, announced that they will reduce the capacity of their auditoriums by at least 50%.
The move is expected to follow directions from governors in California and New York to limit meetings to 250 and 500 people, respectively, after the major Canadian chain Cineplex has announced similar policies.
– –Comcast Cable offers discounted internet to low-income families This way you can stay connected when self quarantine procedures come into effect. "For millions of low-income Americans who don't have an Internet service at home, this uncertain time will be even more difficult to manage. With schools and businesses closing and families encouraged or even being asked to stay at home, Internet connectivity is becoming even more important." Comcast said in a prepared statement, "Comcast's low-income families in the service area can sign up for their Internet Essentials package for free for 60 days. They also increase Internet speed for all new and old customers who purchase the service."
– –Premiere today on Netflix: "100 people", "Beastars", "Bloodride", "Élite" – a Spanish teen soap that, according to the most secular and coolest kids, is a must on my Twitter feed. plus "Go Karts", "Kingdom", "The Valhalla Murders" and "Women of the Night"
– –Premiere today on Amazon Prime Video: "Agatha Christie's The Pale Horse" – our review is here, in the executive editor, TV Ann Donahue, says it is atmospheric with huge production design, but viewers should be prepared for an unusual ending. "Jessy & Nessy"
– –Premiere today at Disney +: "Stargirl" – Check out IndieWire's coverage with director Julia Hart here, explaining how she sees streaming services as a way to save indie films.
– –Premiere on Pop TV today: "Flack", with the season with six episodes, which can be streamed in its entirety, as well as the weekly broadcast of a new episode on linear pop TV.
– –Premiere today on Discovery: "Gold Rush: Parkers Trail"
– –Premiere on the road today: "Portals to Hell" (No judgment, but gosh, read the room, travel.)
– –Premiere today on LMN: "No good deed goes unpunished"
– This is unrealistic SXSW 2020 will be postponed, the organizers wrote in a blog post on Thursday. However, some key elements for the entertainment industry are advancing. The festival will continue to award film awards. All films remain eligible for the Independent Spirit Awards, and the short films from the lineup continue to qualify for the Academy Awards.
Those who bought a badge for this year's festival can transfer it to 2021, 2022 or 2023.
The festival launched a press and industry streaming platform on Friday to show some film and TV listings. In addition, many film representatives have provided links for streaming films to be shown in Austin. For example, publications can cover and review films and offer potential buyers the opportunity to consider purchasing them.
In the meantime, there are still unofficial parties and events that are planned in connection with SXSW. This includes a number of musical events. One of the few film screenings in Austin that still take place is the premiere of Caleb Michael Johnson's "The Carnivores" scheduled for this weekend.
– –T.The business’s wheelers, dealers and mercenaries continue to drag. From this week, or at the latest on March 16, the following agencies will be starting work from home: CAA, Gersh, UTA, Paradigm, ICM, Abrams, BRS / Gage and Global Artists Agency.
-While productions are in limbo, that is The infrastructure for executives, marketing, PR and social media in networks and studios is hectic to finish working on the shows that are already in the can. This is especially important for the TV industry as the deadline for Emmy submissions on May 31st remains unchanged. Companies that test at least one home work for the back office ranks include: Disney, Fox, Annapurna, Tschernin, Google, Universal, Fremantle, ViacomCBS, AMC, Amazon, Echo Lake and Spyglass.
– –Mole people become mole. Place a jar specifically for the editors of the above companies and in post-production houses across the city who continue to avoid daylight (and germs) from the comfort of their fields.