Love (of Movie-Going) in the Time of the Coronavirus

This week, I was poring over the most recent results from our 2nd national survey wave, in as many months, about consumer sentiment pertaining to when audiences think they’ll return to the theatrical movie experience, post-Coronavirus. As the head of research…

CJ Opinion: A Theater Re-Opening Manifesto

“Everybody talks as if they know what’s going to happen, and nobody knows what’s going to happen.” – Charlie Munger, Berkshire Hathaway Vice Chairman, The Wall Street Journal, April 17, 2020 The economic damage inflicted by COVID-19 is only beginning,…

Cinema Tech Innovators: La Toile (France)

Cinema Tech Innovators is a series where Celluloid Junkie profiles small innovators looking to make a big difference in the world of cinema. These are companies working in online, technology, social media and other spheres to enhance and expand the…

Austrian Exhibitor Cineplexx Launched VoD Service

The boundaries between cinema and video-on-demand (VoD) in Europe are blurring further, with the parent company of Austria’s Cineplexx exhibitor announcing its Cineplexx2Go VoD service. While VoD services are already offered by exhibitors such as UK’s Curzon Cinemas (Curzon on…

Sundance Provides A Perfect Environment For Industrial Eavesdropping

One unique aspect of the Sundance Film Festival is the broad spectrum of industry professionals that attend each year’s event. Producers, directors, editors, screenwriters, craft people, acquisitions executives, journalists, distributor reps, sales agents, talent agents, and exhibitors are just some…

Daily Cinema Digest – Friday 11 July 2014

India – After the surprise merger of its RMW film services division with Prime Focus, Reliance ADAG looks set to sell off its Big Cinemas operation. Good analysis as always from Variety’s Patrick Frater. The company is in advanced negotiations…

Daily Cinema Digest – Wednesday 4 June 2014

File under ‘Keep Calm & Carry On’ – online film distribution revenue will overtake cinema box office in 2017, according to a new report by PwC. But box office is actually predicted to keep rising, while the real loser will…

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