WrapPRO Roundtable: How Pandemic Layoffs Will Reshape Hollywood | Video

“What I saw leading into a really unexpected pandemic was the shift to direct-to-consumer for what I call the age of personalization,” says UCLA’s Jay Tucker

The pandemic has brought waves of layoffs to Hollywood entertainment companies, including more than 100,000 furloughs at Disney early in the pandemic, many of which have turned into 28,000 layoffs with another 4,000 layoffs to come in 2021.

Whether those layoffs will lead to a permanent change in the entertainment industry was the subject of the first WrapPRO Roundtable, a new monthly video series tapping Hollywood experts to go behind the scenes.

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Diane Haithman

Diane Haithman

Senior Entertainment Business Reporter • diane@thewrap.com • @dhaithman