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The Impact of COVID-19 on The Future of Entertainment Industry

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Author: Abhayanand Singh, CEO - Golden Ratio Films & Chairperson - Singapore South Asian International Film Festival. For the most part of 2020, COVID-19 has dominated the headlines. The virus has brought businesses and the world economy to a grinding halt. Uncertain about employment, many have become wary of unnecessary expenditure. Despite the slowdown, however, there is a steady increase in consumers’ appetite for one thing: content. Confined to their homes, people are turning to their electronic devices for entertainment. The irony is that while there is an increase in demand, the entertainment industry itself has come to a standstill. Film Industry To stem the rising number of COVID-19 cases, India enforced a lockdown from March 25 that extended till June. Since then, the...