Apple is the newest tech giant withdrawing from South By Southwest in Texas because of the fear of corona virus
Apple has become the newest company to withdraw from the South By Southwest festival due to the fear of corona virus.
The tech giant has canceled scheduled premieres for his original Apple TV Plus documentary Beastie Boys Stories by director Spike Jonze and also for animated musical series Central Park and the Docuseries Home.
A discussion of Apple’s little series Little America with show makers Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon has also been canceled, according to Variety.
Apple has become the newest tech giant withdrawing from the South By Southwest festival because of fear of corona virus and canceling premieres for AppleTV originals, including the Spike Jonze documentary Beastie Boys Stories. (Beastie Boys are pictured in 1987)
SXSW starts on March 13 and runs until March 22 with organizers who state on Wednesday that it will take place despite the absence of a few advertisers and exhibitors.
“There is currently no evidence that closing South by Southwest or other activities will make this community safer. We are constantly monitoring that situation, “said Mark Escott, the Austin Public Health interim medical director and health authority, at a press conference.
However, Apple is only the last in a series of big names to decide not to participate.
At the end of Tuesday, Amazon Studios announced that it would no longer participate and that all planned events and activities for the Amazon brand would no longer take place.
Other companies to cancel via coronavirus are Twitter, Facebook, Intel, Vevo and Mashable.
At the end of Tuesday, Amazon Studios announced it would no longer participate. Other companies to cancel via coronavirus are Twitter, Facebook, Intel. Vevo and Mashable
SXSW starts in Austin, Texas on March 13, with organizers insisting that it will take place despite the thousands of attendees being able to help spread the COVID-19 virus
A Change.org petition the call by South By Southwest organizers to cancel the event had more than 46,000 signatures on Wednesday evening.
Signatories are concerned that bringing together thousands of people from around the world in Austin could contribute to the spread of the virus called COVID-19.
Texas currently has 11 confirmed cases of the disease.
The American death toll from coronavirus infections rose to 11 on Wednesday when new cases occurred around New York City and Los Angeles.
California recorded the first death from the virus, while 10 people died in Washington state.
On Wednesday, Microsoft Corp asked its employees in the Seattle area near the headquarters and in the San Francisco Bay Area to work from home until March 25 if possible.
Producers of the 25th James Bond film No Time To Die have announced that the release of the film will be delayed from April to November “after careful consideration and thorough evaluation of the global theatrical market”
It followed an open letter from the MI6-HQ fan site, stating that it was time for MGM and Universal to “put public health above marketing schedules and the cost of canceling publicity events” (photo, woman in mask passes No Time To Die poster in Bangkok)
Meanwhile, producers of the 25th James Bond film No Time To Die have announced that the release of the film will be delayed from April to November.
It came “after careful consideration and thorough evaluation of the global theatrical market” by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.
It followed an open letter posted by the fansite MI6-HQ which said it was time for MGM and Universal to “put public health above marketing release schedules and the cost of canceling publicity events.”
Publicity tours for Daniel Craig’s last outing as 007 in China, South Korea and Japan had already been canceled and fears had been expressed about the world premiere of the film on March 31 in the Royal Albert Hall in London, where more than 5,000 people can sit .
Disney has postponed the Chinese premiere of his live remake of Mulan. More than 70,000 Chinese theaters have been closed for several weeks and destroyed the second largest film market in the world. The corona virus is predicted to cost the film industry $ 5 billion
The global coronavirus outbreak is predicted to cost the film industry $ 5 billion The Hollywood Reporter this week.
More than 70,000 Chinese theaters have closed in recent weeks and destroyed the second largest film market in the world.
The growing spread of the virus in Italy, South Korea and Japan only worries the concerns.
From Wednesday evening, the virus has infected more than 95,300 people in at least 78 countries, per The New York Times.
From Wednesday evening, the virus has infected more than 95,300 people in at least 78 countries. The American death toll rose to 11 on Wednesday when new cases arose around New York City and Los Angeles. (photo, a medic carries a patient in Washington state)