Counseling Clients in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Saturday, October 17, 2020
10:10 AM - 11:10 AM (PDT)
Bianca Goodloe Chip Luman Nora Rohan David Pierce Larry Verbit

In less than a year COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on the world as a whole and the entertainment business in particular. Drastic interference with what were once everyday occurrences has resulted in halted film and TV production, empty movie theatres, and cancelled music and theatre events, while we scramble to come up with new and efficient protocols to contain the virus and get back to “normal.” Our group of experts will discuss, among other things, the interplay of production insurance and completion bonds, shifting distribution models, and the evolving safety requirements in the film and TV workplace. The panel will also examine the advocacy of the major unions in protecting their members, new job positions and protocols (including rapid test results) and possible federal insurance coverage under the pending Pandemic Risk Insurance Act (PRIA). Finally, the panel will discuss force majeure and the results of initial insurance litigation regarding COVID-19 coverage, including the current pricing and investor specifications on new productions and live entertainment.