During a global pandemic, we are now generally accustomed to delayed deliveries – from our household essentials, to late-night impulse purchases – but what about the content we rely on to entertain us in an extended quarantine? Every producer that has a license agreement with a distributor, broadcaster or an SVOD service has an obligation to complete and deliver their content in accordance with the defined schedule. While productions have shut down in this current environment, producers have had to adjust those dates and improvise where possible to deliver content that will feed an almost-parched pipeline.
In this episode of the Entertainment & Media Law Signal podcast, Bob Tarantino and Caitlin Choi speak with David Steinberg, who has been helping film and television producers deal with the challenges of delivery during the pandemic. David shares helpful provisions for renegotiating agreements, and looks ahead to the future hurdles content producers may face in the second, third, etc. waves of issues that will arise to due COVID-19.