Ted Sarandos Tells Cannes Netflix Is Not Anti-Cinema

When the Marché du Film announced that Ted Sarandos would be making an appearance during the NEXT program at this year’s Cannes Film Market, the session instantly became one of its most anticipated events. The chief content officer at Netflix…

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…

Premium VoD Just Killed the Cinema Release Window

One single tweet was the final nail in the coffin of the cinema exclusivity window, given added poignancy by being in French; “100 000 locations en une semaine, rien ne sera plus comme avant” (‘100,000 viewings in a week, nothing…

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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