NET Critical Conversations: Top M&E Content Production Trends for 2020 – Updated for the Impact of COVID-19

Olivia Broadley

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Throughout the COVID pandemic, the HPA (Hollywood Professional Association):  HPA NET Critical Conversations has been bringing us key insights from top tier media & entertainment thinkers in conversation with HPA leaders. From a crash course in virtual production to mastering remote dailies, restarting productions and creating a new and better normal.

In the latest NET Critical Conversation, Sohonet’s CEO and HPA Vice President Chuck Parker discusses the key challenges and trends emerging due to COVID-19 and the impact the pandemic has had on the industry and the people working within it. 

Having released a document earlier this year detailing the ‘Top 8 M&E Content Production Trends for 2020’, Parker provides a revised walkthrough on how each has and will be affected by C-19. You can find the updated version here

Beyond the trends we can expect to see, the discussion moves to how best to navigate this “new normal”. Drawing on Sohonet’s latest eBook for M&E professionals, a guide to ‘working your magic from home’ — Parker offers practical advice for those working in the industry right now and guidance on how M&E teams can make home-working a success.

From assessing bandwidth requirements and security protocols to providing teams with the right tools to collaborate and work successfully from home, this episode covers many areas of interest to those reimagining their workflows in this new reality.    

Check out the full HPA video episode here

Olivia Broadley