Welcome to this week’s round-up of news, commentary and industry announcements that you may have missed from the past week.
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In the news
Key points from the HBO Max launch (Deadline)
Cineworld plans UK reopening (The Guardian)
New poll indicates customers may return to cinemas within a month of reopening (Hollywood Reporter)
The Tribeca Film Institute has put its operations on hold (Variety)
French cinemas to re-open from 22 June (Deadline)
Cinema reopening dates by country (Screen Daily)
Features and commentary
The impact of Covid-19 on film finance (Screen Daily)
Changes made to how Film Academy governors are voted for (Hollywood Reporter)
‘We Are One’ film festival line-up published (Screen Daily)
Pact and Equity agree additional option under T45 Force Majeure clause (PACT, membership required)
PACT and UK Broadcasters issue Covid-19 guidance for TV production (Simkins LLP, 19 May)