With the world fighting the spread of the novel coronavirus, Hollywood has also been seriously affected. A string of films and television productions are shutting down, while several of this year's most anticipated blockbusters have commuted their long-held release dates.
Some industry insiders describe it as the "darkest time" for the global film industry, but there are also optimistic voices amid this unprecedented crisis.
Let's take a retrospective look at the headline news from the past week and see what insiders are predicting for the future of the film industry, which has probably become an integral part of all cinephiles' lives.
As one of the most familiar Hollywood stars to the Chinese audience, Tom Hanks, the two-time Academy Award winner, announced that he and his wife Rita Wilson had tested positive for the coronavirus on March 11.
The couple were in Australia doing production on Baz Luhrmann's Elvis Presley biopic, in which Hanks was to play Presley's manager Dutch-born Colonel Tom Parker.
Hanks wrote on his Twitter that he and Wilson "want to thank everyone here Down Under who are taking such good care of us. We have COVID-19 and are in isolation so we do not spread it to anyone else," reported Yahoo.
Hanks ended the post with a line borrowed from his 1992 comedy sports film A League of Their Own, writing, "Remember, despite all the current events, there is no crying in baseball."
It might be a bit difficult to understand this quote. The film follows an all-female baseball team in America during World War II. Hanks, who takes on the role of coach Jimmy Dugan, says it to a female player who started to weep when she couldn't handle the criticism he had on her.
As this phrase has become famous, people replace the last word "baseball" with their concerned subjects, such as "there's no crying in wrestling" and "there's no crying in exams".
When someone says that to you, they actually want to say something like "be a man".
Wilson also kept it light, saying on Twitter that the only Corona she wants from now on is the beer from Mexico. Besides, she asked fans to send her "song ideas" for her quarantine playlist, and named it as "quarantunes".
The novel coronavirus pneumonia spread overseas has also made some of the year's biggest blockbusters to postpone the scheduled releases, or suspend production.
No Time to Die, Daniel Craig's final outing as 007, was the first major Hollywood movie to delay the release. The delay was announced March 4, and a week later, after the World Health Organization declared a pandemic, other blockbusters began to follow suit.
Disney's live-action Mulan reboot was slated for March 27, but Disney pulled the film on March 12, just a few hours after similar announcements for A Quiet Place 2and F9.
The Marvel movie Shang-Chi, which is being shot in Australia, suspended the first-unit production because director Destin Daniel Cretton wasn't feeling well, and was told by a doctor to self-isolate while he waited for the result of a COVID-19 test.
Mission Impossible: 7, the seventh edition in the iconic Tom Cruise film franchise, was scheduled to shoot for three weeks in Venice, Italy. However, given that the entire country is currently on lockdown, Paramount Pictures has delayed the Italian leg of its production plans for the highly-anticipated action pic.
Films that have postponed releases also include The New Mutants and Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway.
Some insiders predict the shutdowns and delays will have an untold financial and cultural impact, and may reshape popular culture and its economic model for years to come.