Amazon Enters Movie Business With Two Wise First Steps

In a twist of the old adage “give them an inch and they’ll take a mile”, just a week after winning a Golden Globe for television series, musical or comedy for their show “Transparent”, web giant Amazon has announced its…

Movie Theatres Face An Inevitable Netflix Effect

As we begin the new year, I strongly believe we are entering a period of great danger and even greater uncertainty. Events are unfolding within and without the movie industry that are extremely threatening to our studio. This is how…

Vista Serves Up The Future of In-Seat Ordering

I am always pleased when an email arrives from Murray Holdaway and/or Derek Forbes. They are, respectively, the CEO and President of North America for Vista, an entertainment software company primarily known for the popular point of sale system they…

Studios Find A Backdoor Into Shorter Theatrical Release Windows

History may remember this past summer’s blockbuster season more as the one when studios successfully shortened the theatrical window by three weeks, rather than as the one in which numerous $200 million tentpole films failed at the box office. Sure,…

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