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Chloe Schneider Blog Post

A Live Ceremony and a Laptop 
by Chloe Schneider
         
         In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the economy has reached a low that it hasn’t seen in more than a decade. For the entertainment industry, this hasn’t been the most convenient in terms of more than just finances. Since March, we’ve seen a steady increase in adjustment from live television producers and technicians that have given their audiences a new light that they’ve also been welcomed to in the same way. This alternative normal in the realm of entertainment has brought up ratings on television, but can we say the same for live awards shows amid a pandemic?

Coronavirus hit our nation during the most crucial times in the entertainment industry, as our biggest award ceremonies occur in the middle of the year. While many of these award ceremonies were postponed, or worse, canceled, the rules of social distancing and PPE forced producers and the business to strike down the traditional process of gathering guests and nominees in one sitting for a live audience. Not only are production staff have been met with a foreign challenge, but high profile celebrities are also met with the same. The 2020 Emmy Awards featured many victory speeches, at-home watch parties, and visible PPE, all via Zoom and updated production gear.

GreenlightGO offers an endless amount of production spaces that will exceed your expectations, especially ensuring production staff, talent, and audiences alike that your project will be produced adequately and safely. Given the largeness of an award ceremony such as the Emmy’s, there are endless opportunities for independent award ceremonies, international film awards, etc, that are in need of a COVID compliance-friendly facility for live broadcasting.