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Sony Has “No Further Release Plans” For ‘The Interview’ On VOD Or Elsewhere

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The Interview is over - really and truly. Despite reports floating around other outlets, Sony Pictures will not be putting the now-shuttered pic out on VOD, DVD or any other platform, at least not any time soon. “Sony Pictures has no further release plans for the film,” a studio spokesperson told me today. The hacked-apart Sony pulled the James Franco and Seth Rogen film from its December 25 debut date earlier today. That not-unexpected move came after Regal, AMC and… Read

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No Credible Intelligence To Support Movie Theater Threat, Says Homeland Security

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The Department of Homeland Security says it has no credible intelligence suggesting a threat this morning against movie theaters showing The Interview: "DHS is aware of a threat made online targeting movie theaters in the United States. We are still analyzing the credibility of these statements, but at this time there is no credible intelligence to indicate an active plot against movie theaters within the United States," the agency said. This in response to the turn the… Read

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Cyber-Terrorists Threaten Theatergoers On ‘The Interview’ – Update

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UPDATED, 11:55 AM: No comment so far from NATO on behalf of the movie theaters, or from Sony. This will renew the discussion over whether Sony Pictures Entertainment should release The Interview. I had heard from sources that the expectation was that this “Christmas surprise” promised by the hackers likely would be the online release of The Interview, in hopes of diluting the theatrical business. The film wasn't among those the hackers leaked to the web earlier, a group… Read

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Tugg Pulls In Series A Funding Round Led By Broad Green Pictures

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Theatrical-exhibition marketer Tugg Inc. said it has closed its Series A funding in a round led by production and distribution company Broad Green Pictures. The additional money will allow Tugg to expand its sales force and development efforts as part of a multi-year product plan. The company did not disclose the amount of capital raised in the round from both existing and new investors, but termed it “significant,” and said the company would remain… Read