Coronavirus and Hollywood, 1 year later

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Behind the scenes of the Saint Motel music video for “Preach.” PPE was incorporated into the shoot. Photo courtesy of cinematographer Mario Contini. Photo by Cameron Jordan.

KCRW checked in with people who had lost their jobs when COVID-19 shut down Hollywood a year ago. Now with the world starting to open up, we talk to them about how they made it through, and how working in the entertainment industry may have changed for good. 

Cinematographer Mario Contini, costumer Monica Haynes, showrunner’s assistant Matt McRee, actor David Saucedo and filmmakers Christina Beck and Beth Dewey reflect on the strange year in the industry and tell us what their jobs look like now.



Kim Masters


Kaitlin Parker