Tag Archives: Cinema/Theatrical release

Netflix global strategy on films

More fuel to the debate about how the SVoD boom will affect the cultural diversity of film and TV, and on that whole ‘cinema to sofa’ question will play out. Here, their international film Boss David Kosse talks about how … Continue reading

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French windows (excuse the pun)

There are a few posts up here about how content regulation drives investment into film and TV, how the AVMS Directive is translated into national legislation and regulations, and on the general armoury that national governments have to shape the … Continue reading

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The latest Bond: A big couple of weeks for cinema

All eyes that are interested in the whole cinema-to-sofa thing will be watching the box-office performance of the latest Bond installment, No Time to Die, and Sony’s latest comic-book adaptation Venom over the next few weeks. This is not just … Continue reading

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Bingo venues also take covid profit-hit

The FT is reporting [£] that Rank Group (Mecca Bingo and Grosvenor Casinos) are facing a pre-tax loss of £107m (they had a £13.4m profit the previous year). Quoting their CEO, John O’Reilly… “Last year was rotten, we were shut … Continue reading

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Cinema v SVoD – continued

CinemaCon (celebrating the moviegoing experience) is on in Las Vegas at the moment. Variety reports that… “This year’s convention has been noticeably lighter in attendance as fewer studio executives, Hollywood stars and media members opted to make the pilgrimage to … Continue reading

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No Time to Die to premiere in London on September 28

The world premiere will take place on Tuesday, September 28 at the Royal Albert Hall in London with the theatrical release slated for October 8th in the US. The World Premiere for #NoTimeToDie will take place on Tuesday 28 September … Continue reading

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‘Meme Stocks’ paint a confusing future for cinemas as a business

There’s a useful overview of the state of play in UK cinemas in the Guardian recently. But there’s also an interesting development around something called ‘Meme Stocks’ which, according to the US Chartered Finance Analyst Institute are… “…a risky bunch. … Continue reading

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Cannes panel on ‘cinema to sofa?’ shift

There was a good European Audiovisual Observatory panel as part of the Cannes Festival held online. The programme can be seen here. Short version of this post: The idea that streaming + pandemic changes to behaviour is too simplistic – … Continue reading

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