Pandemic May Have Helped Content Production Leap Into Tomorrow
by Andy Marken / 01-Mar-21
“If I should fail to keep these two on the correct path, the basis of our society will be in danger. Don't worry, it'll all make sense. I'm a professional.” – Rufus, “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure,” DEG, 1989
A month ago, a friend sent me a screen grab from Back to the Future with Dr. Brown (Christopher Lloyd) sitting in the time-traveling DeLorean warning Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox), “Marty, whatever you do, don’t set the machine to go back to 2020.”
Yeah, been there … done that … don’t want to do it again!
It has been a sucky time for everyone in the M&E ecosystem – studios, content owners, producers/directors, crew, distributors, channel folks and consumers.
But, as bad as the pandemic “was,” the industry overcame a ton of obstacles and made some tremendous advances.
You can almost say the creation of visual stories is better because of it.