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AMC Boss Adam Aron Says Biz Is Bright, But Won’t Board Majors’ PVOD Plans Unless It’s In Chain’s Best Interest: Q&A

When a fresh face enters the exhibition biz, it’s a head-turner. Historically, exhibition in the U.S. had been built on family-run enterprises, from owning the brick and mortar to booking the movies. It’s why some sources say a preciousness exists among theater chains to protect the theatrical window: It’s been their b

As Exhibitors Fret Over Studios’ Push To Crush Windows, Here’s The Sobering Reality About PVOD – CinemaCon

At last year’s CinemaCon, the exhibition and distribution community was up in arms over Sean Parker and Prem Akkaraju’s Screening Room pitch to bring movies into the home simultaneously with theatrical.

Among the verbal naysayers were filmmakers James Cameron, Todd Phillips and Nicolas Winding Refn, and even Warner Bro…

In A World Where Premium Day & Date VOD Threatens, Nicolas Winding Refn Sides With Cinema Owners – CinemaCon

On the day that Nicolas Winding Refn’s film The Neon Demon was selected to play at the Cannes Film Festival, the Drive director beamed into Amazon Studios lunch to give his support to cinema owners. Several times this week, many filmmakers and industryites on state here at Las Vegas have winked and knocked The Screenin…

James Cameron Expands ‘Avatar’ Sequels To Four, Slams Screening Room & Gets Cheers From Exhibs- CinemaCon

“We’re making four epic [Avatar] films that stand alone but together form a saga. These movies were designed to be seen in theaters first,” said Oscar-winning filmmaker James Cameron, making a special appearance today at CinemaCon in Las Vegas. Originally, Cameron believed that there would be three, but now Avatar 2…

‘Hangover’ Director Todd Phillips On Watching Movies In The Theater: “We Need To Protect That Part Of The Experience”

Before talking about his upcoming comedy War Dogs at Warner BrosCinemaCon panel today, director Todd Phillips acknowledged “disruption” in the business as booming technologies seek to steal audiences away from the big screen. And as far as Phillips goes, you can count him on the side of exhibition. “This is the time…

Hollywood Legal Power Trio Deliver Verdict On FX’s O.J. Series, Diversity & Screening Room’s Chances Of Success

Like so many established members of the Los Angeles legal community, Hollywood heavyweights Patricia Glaser, Marty Singer and Ken Ziffren have their own connections to the infamous O.J. Simpson criminal trial. Perhaps most significantly among the power trio, Glaser was at one of the very first meetings Robert Shapiro…


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