How the Coronavirus Pandemic Has Reshaped Entertainment Law

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The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on the global economy, dramatically changing the way entertainment lawyers have conducted their business in Hollywood, New York and everywhere in between since March.

Power lunches at the Palm have been replaced with marathon Zoom calls and negotiating contracts has gone from in-person meetings in Manhattan skyscrapers to FaceTime sessions from at-home offices and kitchens with children scurrying around. It’s a whole new world, and the legal profession is adapting in myriad creative and innovative ways, even as racial tension surrounding the deaths of George Floyd and others have increased the spotlight on diversity and inclusion issues.