UWM faculty experts can help media covering future of theaters, travel and work

MILWAUKEE _ Drug companies are developing COVID-19 vaccines, though it’s unclear what life might look like when the country starts to emerge from the widespread impacts of the pandemic. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee faculty members can assist media on a range of topics on what might lie ahead. For example:

  • With moviegoers staying home because of the pandemic, Warner Bros. has announced that it will release all of its 2021 films on HBO Max at the same time as they are playing in theaters. Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece,an associate professor of film studies, can answer questions about the future of movie theaters, and whether the direct-to-streaming model might be here to stay.
  • The pandemic has brought changes to how companies manage work. Stanislav Dobrev, an expert in strategic management, can discuss the future of remote options and whether employers might be more likely to give workers increased flexibility to work from home.
  • Economics professor James Peoplescan talk about the impact on the airline industry, and how air carriers may have to adjust operations as vaccines become available to the general public.

A full list of experts can be found on UWM Report. Please contact the UWM Media Services team at media-services-team@uwm.edu if you need help scheduling an interview.