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Epitome is a U.S.-based risk management company,specializing in COVID-compliance& safety support for tv & film productions.

THROUGH THE COVID LENS: Reassessing “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” in the Age of Coronavirus

With awards season already underway, let’s look at a film that received over 80 world-wide award nominations and over 25 wins. “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” received its wide release two years ago next month, in February of 2020. Written and directed by Céline Sciamma, “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” tells the story…

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ADR During COVID-19

Automated Dialog Replacement (ADR), a.k.a. “looping,” has been around since the invention of sound recording. ADR is a vital tool in any post-production process but, during filming, it is more often known by its call sign: “We’ll fix it in post.”  Sometimes confused with “dubbing” — which is the process of recording the dialog in…

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Why Testing Matters More Now Than Ever

With case numbers still high, coronavirus testing remains essential, experts say, but the goals and approach will change as vaccines roll out. We have good reason to hope that the several vaccines on the market and booster shots will turn the tide. But we’ve learned since the vaccine and booster roll out that we still…

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THROUGH THE COVID LENS: Reassessing “Before Sunrise” in the Age of Coronavirus

Twenty-seven years ago this month, one of the greatest love stories ever put to film kicked off with the 1995 release of “Before Sunrise.” It was followed nine years later by “Before Sunset” and nine years after that by “Before Midnight.” Together these films chronicle the love, rediscovery, and relationship of Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and…

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The Price of Admission: Business Expos, Trade Shows, & Conventions During COVID-19

The business Expo, Trade Show, and Convention (ETSC) industry lost over $16 billion in just the first few months of 2020. It is not projected to fully rebound to pre-pandemic levels until well after 2024. That long recovery effort begins with the return of events and shows this year. In fact, this month The Process…

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Sporting Chances: The NBA during COVID-19

The entertainment industry is comprised of different commercial enterprises. We have already looked at film and television from several different angles. We have broken down iconic shots, scripts, travel, and so much more, all from the vantage point of this pandemic. We now turn our attention to a new category within the entertainment industry. One…

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Film Festivals During COVID-19

  When 2020’s film festival season was interrupted by COVID-19, festivals and filmmakers scrambled to adjust to the crisis. Most festivals were canceled, though some decided to go virtual. As film festival season gets underway again this year, filmmakers need to be aware of how the landscape has changed and how to safely guide their…

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How COVID-19 Affects Production Budgets

In the COVID-19 era, the total at the bottom of our top sheets can be shocking. Pandemic filming is expensive, but it is important to account for all the additional safety procedures. Whether we are creating a preliminary budget to show to investors or finalizing a working production budget before filming, our budgets must reflect…

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2021-2022: The Years That Changed Business Travel

Barring any unexpected catastrophes, individuals, businesses, and society can start to look forward to shaping their futures rather than just grinding through the present. The next normal will likely look unlike anything we’ve seen before the coronavirus. Studies show that leisure travel will bounce back,  but business travel will lag and may never return to…

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​​Epitome Risk Names Steven J. Brown as EVP of Business Growth and Sales

Epitome Risk announced today that Steven J. Brown has joined the team as EVP of Global Growth and Sales. Brown is responsible for the sales strategy, execution and revenue growth of Epitome Risk’s business offerings, which span enterprise, public sector, small, medium and large businesses, services, developer and partner communities. “As Epitome Risk continues to…

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