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

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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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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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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The Big Picture

For the past year, the Covid-19 pandemic has been redefining how companies manage risk. The rapidly changing business environment has led to ever-increasing risk velocities. Companies’ exposures are in flux, and new risks are emerging more and more frequently. In this environment, traditional organizational structures—with risk specialists in one department, compliance in another, and silos…

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THROUGH THE COVID LENS: Reassessing “Raiders of the Lost Ark” in the Age of Coronavirus

Forty years ago this month, a film icon was born. Few characters in movie history are as recognizable as Indiana Jones. The fedora, the whip, and the brown leather jacket are as famous as the cape, tights, and cowl of any superhero. Played by Harrison Ford, Indiana Jones arrived in theatres in June of 1981,…

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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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Epitome Risk Finds Hiring Veterans a Key to Success

Most people outside of the military have little exposure to the skills and experiences veterans gain during their years of service, says Mike Millett, co-founder of Epitome Risk, a leader in risk management, COVID-compliance measures, and safety support for businesses, professional sports and film productions. He and co-founder, CEO Lisa Wilson, the proud wife of…

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THROUGH THE COVID LENS: Reassessing “The Godfather” in the Age of Coronavirus

Fifty years ago this month, one of the greatest films ever made began shooting in New York City. Based on Maria Puzo’s novel of the same name, “The Godfather” is widely regarded as a landmark film and one of director Francis Ford Coppola’s best movies.    Written by Coppola and Puzo, “The Godfather” stars a murders-row…

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How COVID-19 Affects Cast Management

  A story without actors is just a book. Shows need a talented cast to breathe life into the characters, but we must understand how the on-set world has changed for them and for us. In the COVID-19 era, the cast is the most vulnerable group of people on a film set. They cannot wear…

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