‘Minions’ LA Times Promotion Stirs Up (Planned?) Controversy

While “Minions” may not commence their invasion of the North American box office until tomorrow (July 10th), you’d have to be living a fairly hermetic life to be completely unaware of the latest animated release from Universal Pictures. The film’s…

Michigan’s Rialto Theater Calls Attention to the Endangered Future of Small Town Cinemas

[advanced_iframe securitykey=”da39a3ee5e6b4b0d3255bfef95601890afd80709″ src=”https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/205072480/restore-the-rialto-theater/widget/video.html” width=”590″ height=”443″ marginheight=”500″] On Wednesday the Los Angeles Times ran an op-ed piece by Jordan Stancil, who operates the Rialto Theater in Grayling, Michigan, providing him a forum to plead the case for saving independent cinemas, specifically…

Universal Hopes “Tower Heist” Will Pass The Premium-VOD Test

In what the Los Angeles Times called “an audacious move” earlier this week, Universal Pictures announced earlier this week that it would allow the Eddie Murphy action comedy “Tower Heist” to be shown via premium-video-on-demand three weeks after its November…

L.A. Times’ Patrick Goldstein Debates Release Windows

[/caption] If you’ve never read Patrick Goldstein in the Los Angeles Times, you’re really missing out. Especially this past Tuesday when the subject of his weekly column, The Big Picture, was none other than release windows. Goldstein has been writing…

JPMorgan Finds $700 Million For DCIP

That collective sigh of relief you may have heard over this past weekend no doubt came from the North American motion picture exhibition and distribution industries. The Los Angeles Times report that investment bank JPMorgan was finally able to round…

Katzenberg Gets Journalistic Spanking By LA Times

Jeffrey Katzenberg may be the Moses trying to lead the industry to the Promised 3D Digital Land, but judging by this article from the LA Times (Jeffrey Katzenberg in 3-D: Hollywood is rolling its eyes), his leadership may be in…

Billion Dollar Box Office Seems Recession Proof In January

As the entire world continues to experience a global economic meltdown, those of us living in North America have apparently decided to throw some financial support behind one of our leading exports; movies.  Box office tracker Media By Numbers is…

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