ADG Perspective

November-December 2021

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 14 of 99

N O V E M B E R / D E C E M B E R 2 0 2 1 | P E R S P E C T I V E 1 3 E D I T O R ' S N O T E The Backlogs Are Not Just at the Ports B Y D AV I D M O R O N G , E D I T O R A familiar and predictable refrain can be found in most of the stories told by designers and their collaborators in current issues... "and then came March 2020." The delays in both production and releases were brought home by some drawings shown in an upcoming issue that were dated 2018. There has always been what sometimes seems like an endless wait between wrap and release, but I am working with designers who are four of five projects past the topic of the article, and while their enthusiusm for the work hasn't waned, we all wish we had had the chance to share it a year, or more, ago. Chris Lee posted an interesting article on on "The Huge Hidden Cost of Holding a Blockbuster," that looks at the producers' and distributors' side of this dilemma. It foretells of a cascade of backlogged product hitting screens large and small between now and summer, and shows that while producers are still making money, there can be no real blockbusters in a pandemic. o here's to a new year of revised COVID protocols, audiences willing to leave home and sit in a theater, and plenty of films to choose from.

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

view archives of ADG Perspective - November-December 2021