India – E-cinema operator UFO Moviez’s management accused of “cheating and forgery.” Oh dear, of dear.
The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the city police is likely to question UFO Moviez promoters Narendra Hete and Sanjay Gaikwad by this week in connection with the FIR lodged against them for alleged cheating and forgery. The firm is the world’s largest digital cinema distributor.
Additional CP (EOW) Rajvardhan said, “We have served them summons to appear before us for questioning by this week. Further course of action will be decided after their statements are recorded.” LINK
UK – A pretty sweet sweetener to Odeon. I wonder in how many other locations they (and other exhibitors) enjoy these type of subsidies.
The developers of the Odeon cinema have been paid more than £1.2 million since the Brayford picturehouse opened in 2001, new data shows.
The money, which comes from Lucy Tower Street evening parking fees, is tied to a long-term agreement sealed to clinch the Odeon’s move to the Brayford.
The City of Lincoln Council has defended the pay-outs, saying that otherwise the Brayford Waterfront would not have seen the regeneration it has enjoyed since 2001. LINK