UNESCO movement ResiliArt holds panel discussion on effects of COVID-19 on music, film industries
Ahram Online, , Friday 24 Jul 2020
The discussion was organised by the UN Chamber Music Society of the United Nations Staff Recreation Council (UNCMS) in partnership with UN75 and UNESCO


In a panel discussion held on Tuesday, ResiliArt, a UNESCO movement, explored the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the music and film industries.

The topics explored questions around what can be done to protect creators and artists who are disproportionately affected by the pandemic, and how the music and film industries can be part of solutions to the global challenges facing our world.

The two-hour discussion, which was then made accessible on the UN75 YouTube channel, was organised by the UN Chamber Music Society of the United Nations Staff Recreation Council (UNCMS), in partnership with UN75 and UNESCO.

Moderated by Mr. Ernesto Ottone R, UNESCO’s assistant director-general for culture, the panel featured Sean Flahaven, chief theatricals executive of Concord, the fifth largest music company in the world and a Tony and Grammy winning producer, including of the hit musical Hamilton.

The discussions also included Emellie O’Brien, founder and CEO of Earth Angel, a sustainability consultancy dedicated to greening film and television production; Joseph Bartning, executive director of the Salzburg Festival Society; and Rose H. Schwartz, partner at entertainment law firm Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo, P.C., who represents US and international film and television producers, authors, opera companies, record labels, and creative talent.



According to the UN release, "ResiliArt is a UNESCO movement that raises awareness about the far-reaching ramification of COVID-19 across the cultural sector through virtual discussions."

"#UN75 is the United Nations’ largest outreach initiative to engage the global public and civil society to address the most urgent challenges of our time.

Founded in 2016, the UN Chamber Music Society is dedicated to promoting the United Nations’ goals and values at large - through the universal language of music."

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