Coronavirus, Hollywood And The Entertainment Industry : It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders The coronavirus pandemic is affecting all parts of the entertainment industry. Sam talks to writer and comedian Jenny Yang and camera operator Jessica Hershatter, whose jobs are on hold due to shutdowns. Also, Sam and LA Times entertainment reporter Meredith Blake discuss television and streaming. And joining Sam for a special edition of Who Said That is Shea Serrano, staff writer for The Ringer and author of the book Movies (and Other Things).
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TV, Movies And Coronavirus

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TV, Movies And Coronavirus

TV, Movies And Coronavirus

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Movie theaters remain closed as stay-at-home orders continue in many parts of the U.S. due to the coronavirus pandemic. Chris Pizzello/AP hide caption

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Movie theaters remain closed as stay-at-home orders continue in many parts of the U.S. due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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It may seem like the one constant in these quarantine times is that you can sit down and watch just about anything you want, anytime. TV shows, movies, you name it. The content available on streaming platforms seems steady and reliable.

But the coronavirus could change that. Someone's got to make those shows and movies.

In this episode, we hear about what's changed for the people and businesses who make the things we watch.

Writer and comedian Jenny Yang and camera operator for Netflix's Stranger Things Jessica Hershatter each talk about how their jobs are on hold due to the shutdown.

Also, Sam and LA Times entertainment reporter Meredith Blake discuss television and streaming.

And joining Sam for a special edition of Who Said That is Shea Serrano, staff writer for The Ringer and author of the book Movies (and Other Things).

'It's Been a Minute' is produced by Jinae West, Anjuli Sastry, Andrea Gutierrez and Hafsa Fathima. Our editor is Jordana Hochman. Our intern is Hafsa Fathima. Our director of programming is Steve Nelson. You can follow us on Twitter @NPRItsBeenAMin.