Due to the concerns around coronavirus, Disney, NBCUniversal, Sony, ViacomCBS and Warner Bros. have decided to explore alternative options to hosting the L.A. Screenings in Los Angeles.
In a collective statement, the companies said: “It is out of an abundance of caution, and with the health and well-being of our clients and employees at the forefront, we have collectively decided to not hold L.A. Screenings events this year and will instead explore alternative options in which to showcase our respective upcoming content. While we look forward to hosting our clients at this time-honored industry event, in acknowledgment of, and out of respect for, the travel bans, travel restrictions and evolving public health concerns of our global client base, we believe that not having our clients and executives travel into Los Angeles from various locations around the world is the most responsible course of action. Each major U.S. international TV distributor will be individually communicating its alternative screening plans to clients soon.”