While the fight between movie studios and theater chains over the exclusivity period has been ongoing, who would have thought it would take a pandemic taking place for this issue to come to a head. We are living in a crazy time. Businesses are closed, including movie theaters, the general public is confined to their respective houses, schools are all online. In light of this, a number of studios have sought to bring some level of entertainment, and even distraction, to everyone stuck at home. Some of the biggest studios in Hollywood are taking part in this, such as Disney, Universal Studios, Warner Bros., Lionsgate, and Sony.
This post was originally published on the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal website on April 5, 2020. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.
Goldberg, Evan, "Going to the Movies, from the Comfort of Your Own Home" (2020). AELJ Blog. 236.