Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 5 December 2017

Dear Junkies, Cineworld’s purchase of Regal is a bit like a python swallowing a goat – it can be done, but the initial result will be more goat than snake-shaped. Once investors and analysts had time to digest the proposed…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Friday 9 June 2017

Regal, AMC & Imax shares slump, Korean cinemas boycott Netflix film, CJ CGV’s billionth customer, S. Korea attendance down – profits up, are S. Korea’s Big Three hurting indie film, French sing-a-long try, Tunisia boycotts “Wonder Woman”, chaos in Colombia, fracas…

Cannes Film Festival Jury Answers The Netflix Question

Hanging over the start of the Cannes Film Festival today was the incessant discussion over the selection of two films produced by Netflix to appear in competition. It was all anyone attending Cannes, and especially those that aren’t, could talk…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Friday 21 April 2017

PVR fires Kapoor, Paytm crosses $62m, ‘Limitless’ Odeon Printworks worries, AMC’s European shopping bill, ICTA awards, Netflix day-and-date policy no-change, WTW and Scott Cinemas merge, HArkness’ Mitchell heads BKSTS’ CTC, NBA and TED in cinemas, Cineplex attack, scanner theft, Furious fight,…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 18 April 2017

Vue to buy Printworks, Odeon-Imax plans, fatal Showcase stabbing, Netflix France cinema pressure, India price cap, Cinepolis India UPI, 21% Germans ‘never’ go to cinema, 700 films banned in German cinemas, INCAA sacking protest, Picturehouse strike, Showcase shooting, another cinema…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 22 March 2017

Nordisk takes battle to Sweden, Ymagis launches premium Sphera, Sony goes RGB laser, Hong Kong mandates cinemas, Alibaba buys Damai, release windows (redux) and Reed v League smackdown, “Beast” release in Malaysia, Springtime up 10%, putting VR into PVR, SRS…

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…

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