The Coronavirus outbreak is disrupting entertainment events in Hollywood and around the world, from the theatrical releases of major studio tentpoles to the launch of film festivals and TV conferences. IndieWire will continue to update this page with the latest breaking news regarding production delays, festival cancellations, release date changes, and more entertainment disruptions caused by the coronavirus. The most recent updates will be posted at the top of the running list below.
-The Toronto documentary film festival Hot Docs will postpone this year’s event, which was set to take place April 30-May 10. This follows Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer having called for the immediate suspension of gatherings with more than 250 people and also having learned that companies are placing restrictions on their employees’ attendance at large events.
–SAG-AFTRA has told its members not to report to work on any shows currently filming in China, Italy, Iran, and South Korea, all of which are subject to CDC Level 3 Travel Health Notices.
-Following directives issued by the Governor and King County, Seattle’s SIFF is suspending all screenings and events at its three cinemas — SIFF Cinema Egyptian, SIFF Cinema Uptown, and SIFF Film Center — from March 13 until conditions improve sufficiently.
–Netflix is stopping production on all scripted TV series and films in the U.S. and Canada for at least two weeks, sourced confirmed to IndieWire. The company is scheduled to spend reportedly $17.3 billion on original content in 2020.