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If you had money on drive-in movies making a comeback in 2020, the year’s most talked-about actor being Laurence Fox, and the biggest Hollywood hit being Bad Boys for Life, then you invented Covid-19 and should pay for your crimes.

Tucked into Congress’s immense, end-of-year relief package is an item that must be regarded as just this side of a miracle: $15 billion to help save the entertainment industry — the largest public rescue of the arts in U.S. history.

The world's oldest opera house, the Teatro di San Carlo in Italy, has survived wars, fires and the Neapolitan revolution. But this year, as the theater launches its winter season program, the doors to the public have remained closed. The theater has not seen a live audience since March, the longest time in its history, due to the coronavirus pandemic.





Universal Pictures will take over the distribution and marketing of Warner Bros. theatrical releases in Hong Kong and Macau from January 1, 2021 onwards. WarnerMedia is understood to be laying off around a dozen employees as part of the change.

New research from Princeton University suggests that plexiglass barriers may not provide protection from COVID-19 for musicians.

While barriers do provide some protection, researchers say that they may also heighten risk in some instances. That’s because, while they prevent air flowing in to some extent, they also stop air moving out. Therefore, if you’re seated in the same section as someone ...