As the entertainment industry in Canada and internationally struggles with the implications of dealing with COVID-19, we are entering uncharted territory. Beginning last week, major studios, streamers and broadcasters from around the world announced that they would be shutting down or suspending their productions in an effort to deal with the widening pandemic and slow its progress. Indie Wire online has provided a sobering summary of all of the productions impacted by COVID-19.
The situation is rapidly evolving and Dentons has established some resources for clients to provide helpful insights on COVID-19-related issues in a number of countries around the world.
The Dentons Global COVID-19 hub can be found here – https://www.dentons.com/en/issues-and-opportunities/covid-19-coronavirus-hub
The Dentons Canada COVID-19 hub can be found here – https://www.dentons.com/en/issues-and-opportunities/covid-19-coronavirus-hub/canada-covid-19-coronavirus-hub
A recent article on the Dentons Canada COVID-19 hub may be useful to clients grappling with the issue of force majeure and whether COVID-19 qualifies as such an event. The article can be found here.
Another article on the Dentons Canada COVID-19 hub outlines the US travel restrictions for those clients with international ties. The article can be found here.