Locked-down puppeteer brings her characters to life in Madrid flat

MADRID (Reuters) – Madrid-based Colombian actress and puppeteer Yohana Yara has been using her time in lockdown filming puppet shows on her balcony and creating an online fan base... Read more »

‘Avatar’ sequel resumes filming in coronavirus-free New Zealand

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Filming the sequel of James Cameron’s sci-fi blockbuster “Avatar” will bring hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars to New Zealand after it ended its coronavirus... Read more »

Coachella, Stagecoach music festivals canceled for 2020 on virus concerns

FILE PHOTO: Concertgoers use their mobile phones during Eminem’s performance at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California, U.S., April 15, 2018. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni TPX IMAGES... Read more »

The show can’t go on – bleak times for London’s theater people

LONDON (Reuters) – Rehearsals had been going on for months and opening night was just a week away when the coronavirus outbreak forced the theater to close. A woman... Read more »

California says film and TV production can resume as early as June 12

FILE PHOTO: Morning sun rise on the Hollywood sign in Los Angeles, California, U.S., February 6, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Film and TV cameras can start... Read more »

Frequent testing, less contact recommended to get Hollywood cameras rolling again

FILE PHOTO: People hike beneath the Hollywood sign after a partial reopening of Los Angeles hiking trails during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Los Angeles, California,... Read more »

Wanted in Hollywood: COVID-19 consultants to help keep sets safe

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Along with hair stylists, camera operators and the hundreds of others who make magic happen for TV and film, Hollywood is counting on a new... Read more »

Masked Ukrainian orchestra makes concert recording as lockdown eases

FILE PHOTO: Musicians of the Ukrainian Radio Symphony Orchestra wear protective face masks as they take part in one of the first rehearsals after an easing of lockdown measures imposed... Read more »

U.S. guitar maker PRS resumes hand-building instruments – at a safe distance

STEVENSVILLE, Md. (Reuters) – Maryland’s decision to reopen non-essential businesses came just in time for high-end guitar maker PRS Guitars, which kept 374 workers on its payroll during an... Read more »

Broadway theaters to remain closed through Sept. 6

FILE PHOTO: The closed box office of the Shubert Theatre where the play “To Kill a Mockingbird” plays after it was announced that Broadway shows will cancel performances due... Read more »