March 23, 2020

Mark Heywood on the Creative Industries under COVID

Mark Heywood on the Creative Industries under COVID

In this episode, I speak to Mark Heywood. He's a former colleague and good friend of mine, who specialises in bridging the gap between Creatives and the Business World. In our conversation we explore what the Coronavirus means for the Entertainment...


In this episode, I speak to Mark Heywood. He's a former colleague and good friend of mine, who specialises in bridging the gap between Creatives and the Business World. In our conversation we explore what the Coronavirus means for the Entertainment Industry; both its business model and the kind of content it will produce as a result. To find out more about Mark and his work you can visit his website: www.inkjockey.co.uk or find him on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markheywoodinkjockey/

I take the opportunity to get some advice from Mark on recommended quarantine viewing and reading. He suggests three things:

1. The Vietnam War by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick on Netflix https://www.netflix.com/title/80997770
Be warned this is a serious time commitment, but as Mark explains, it'll change the way you think of the dynamics of that situation. And it is relevant to the way in which governments and other authorities communicate with us today.


2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins:
You can follow this recommendation either in written format, where it forms a trilogy of novels (with the next part of the series due out in May this year):https://www.songbirdsandsnakes.com/

Or you can watch this series of four movies: https://www.lionsgate.com/franchises/the-hunger-games.

3. I am Legend by Richard Matheson - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Am_Legend_(novel)
As novels (with the next part of the series on release in May 2020): https://www.songbirdsandsnakes.com/

As a series of four movies: https://www.lionsgate.com/franchises/the-hunger-games

3. I am Legend by Richard Matheson - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Am_Legend_(novel)
Mark's third recommendation is this novel which has been made into a number of movies, including one starring Will Smith (which Mark specifically suggested we don't watch).