2017 Mid-Year Studio Market Share Projections

Now that we’re halfway through 2017 it seems as good a time as any to project out how the Hollywood box office market share race will wind up by the end of the year. Can Disney hang onto its lead and…

‘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…

Daily Cinema Digest – Tuesday 9 September 2014

‘AMC Is A Ticking Time Bomb’, Seeking Alpha’s article headline yells. Not quite as dire, but it does raise some pertinent questions about AMC’s long term financing. No mention of the summer slate of 2015 but just a penetrating look…

Can Filmmakers Really Help Kodak Craft A New Image?

The long standing uncertainty over the future of 35mm motion picture film was finally laid to rest this past week by the Eastman Kodak Co. causing the industry to heave a huge sigh of relief. That’s one way to look…

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…

Why Cinedigm Hired Chris McGurk As CEO

[/caption] Okay, I admit that the headline of this post is pure click bait. But did you really want to read another story headlined “Chris McGurk Named Cinedigm CEO”? Truth is I wasn’t in Cinedigm’s board room when they offered…

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