Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 30 January 2018

Google Maps’ cinema ticket functionality; Inox acquires Swanston; Carnival’s $150m+/1,000 screens ambitions; Standard General up NCM stake; is box office growing or falling; “Padmaavat” losses; Island Sunday cinema protests; AudioMovie access app and Odeon Leicester Sq. plans revealed. USA (CA)…

Weekly Cinema Digest – Friday 7 August 2014

USA – Kurt Hall is retiring and stepping down as President and CEO of National CineMedia (NCM Inc.), parent company of the largest cinema advertising operator in the US. He was instrumental in building up NCM and reinvigorating the cinema…

NCM-Screenvision Call Off Merger – Winners and Losers

Now the general who wins a battle makes many calculations in his temple ere the battle is fought. The general who loses a battle makes but few calculations beforehand. – Sun Tzu, The Art of War, I-26 The proposed merger…

US Department of Justice Seeks to Block NCM-Screenvision Merger

The United States Department of Justice (DoJ) has filed a lawsuit with the aim of blocking the proposed USD $375 million merger between US cinema advertising majors National CineMedia Inc. (NCM) and Screenvision LLC. NCM admitted to being both “disappointed”…

NCM’s Acquisition of Screenvision Is Hard To Fathom

  To say the announcement of National CineMedia’s acquisition of arch-rival Screenvision stunned the cinema industry would be an understatement, even though the deal had been anticipated for some time. Within the cozy confines of the cinema advertising industry this…

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