Best Places Hall of Famers Los Angeles and New York City will always be our greatest movie cities, and the strong lockdowns they've instituted over the last year will make them stronger in the long run. But in the short term, they're losing people to other great film cities, as many who have spent months inside insist on more space, lower housing costs, and more great outdoors.
And while the list of horrendous things about the pandemic seems endless, it has made the industry finally realize that it may not need so many in-person meetings, pointless pitch sessions, and meandering meals. We've all learned to be more efficient over Zoom than we are over coffee.
Believe us, we can't wait to get back to face-to-face human contact. Some people are just more creative with other people around them.
So here's to the world opening up again in 2021, and all of us taking the good things we've learned into the future… even as we leave other parts of last year far, far behind us.