From finding ways to help others cope with the on-site shelter or event cancellation, here is a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is responding to the spread of the coronavirus, most of which people are recovering but can cause serious illness in the elderly and those with pre-existing medical conditions.
BABY SHARK CHALLENGE: WASH YOUR HANDS, DOO DOO
Sorry parents, `Baby Shark ‘is back – for a good cause.
Pinkfong’s “Baby Shark” – this jingle earworm that every child seems to know – has been reworked to teach good hygiene to fight COVID-19.
The company launched the video “Wash Your Hands With Baby Shark” and launched a dance challenge to encourage families to download videos of their children washing their hands on the song.
“Wash your hands / doo doo doo doo doo doo / Wash your hands”, say the new lyrics. “Take soap / doo doo doo doo doo doo / Take soap.” Videos are tagged with .BabySharkHandWashChallenge.
Pinkfong uploaded its original version of “Baby Shark” with a colorful dance and comic video to YouTube in June 2016. It has now been viewed more than 4.6 billion times, making it one of five YouTube’s most watched videos of all time.
EMMY SEASON ADJUSTS TO VIRUS MISCELLANEOUS
Television Academy adjusted its schedule before the Emmy Awards following a coronavirus outage.
According to the calendar, June 5 will be the new deadline for registration, applications will be voted from July 2 to 13 and applications will be announced on July 28. The final vote will take place from August 21 to 31.
There is also a change to the rule for suspended episodes for series and limited series.
But the academy said there was no change to the September 20 Emmy broadcast or the Creative Emmy Arts ceremonies of September 12 and 13.