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…

Daily Cinema Digest – Wednesday 30 April 2014

There is really only one story to begin with today – Jeffrey Katzenberg is definitely off John Fithian’s Christmas Card list. Not only did Mr Peabody and Sherman underwhelm at the box office, but now the head of Dreamworks Animation has…

Daily Cinema Digest – Wednesday 12 March 2014

Audio: Immersive audio is set to be a big topic at the upcoming CinemaCon, with Dolby and Barco both pushing their Atmos and Auro solutions. But meanwhile there is on going discussion and work towards open standards. A very comprehensive…

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,…

Universal Cancels “Tower Heist” Premium-VOD Test

[/caption] Well that didn’t take long. Facing stiff opposition from exhibitors Universal Pictures has decided to scrap its plan of releasing “Tower Heist” on premium-video-on-demand three weeks after its November 4th release. The move comes a week after the studio…

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…

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