Netflix and Apple Follow Amazon in Pulling Out of 2020 SXSW Festival

Netflix and Apple Follow Amazon in Pulling Out of 2020 SXSW Festival

Due to coronavirus fears, the two streaming services call off planned film screenings, panels and premieres at the event taking place from March 13 to 22 in Austin, Texas.

AceShowbiz – Netflix and Apple have cancelled their 2020 SXSW (South by Southwest) festival screenings and panels amid coronavirus fears.

Streaming service Netflix has called off five film screenings and a panel for the series “#blackexcellence“, which was slated for March 15 with Kenya Barris and Rashida Jones, reported Variety.

The films include the feature “Uncorked“, as well as four documentaries: “A Secret Love”, “L.A. Originals”, “Mucho Mucho Amor”, and “Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics”.

Meanwhile, Apple has also reportedly cancelled the premieres of “Beastie Boys Story“, series “Central Park“, “Home”, and the screening of “Boys State”.

Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon’s conversation about their show, “Little America”, has also been scrapped.

It comes as Amazon Studios, Twitter, and Facebook have all cancelled their appearances at the festival – however, the main event is still expected to take place from March 13 to 22 in Austin, Texas.

The virus has now infected more than 94,000 across the world, killing more than 3,000, and its spread has affected events including film releases, concerts, and sports events, due to fears of a global pandemic.

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