Forbes: Convenience Vs. Experience: Millennials Love Streaming But Aren’t Ready To Dump Cinema Just Yet

Of course, streaming doesn’t just impact how millennials are viewing TV shows. Paid streaming channels also feature plenty of long form, cinematic content. Some of this is original programming. Some is feature film content released to streaming services by studios. The convenience and low cost of this is appealing to millennials. Don’t count cinema out […]

Forbes: Can VR Save The Movie Theater, Or The Mall?

Fox Theaters recently installed luxury recliner seating, added a full kitchen and bar. “We reduced the number of seats by 50%, and increased admissions three-fold,” Fox told me. “Reserved premium seating with made-to-order food and cocktails makes people more comfortable, engaged and relaxed. As a result, they like the movies more.” Phil Contrino of The […]

Deadline: MPAA Names Gail MacKinnon To Oversee Government Relations Portfolio

The Motion Picture Association of America has named Gail MacKinnon as Executive Vice President for Government Affairs. MacKinnon will report to CEO Charles H. Rivkin, who announced the appointment, and she’ll oversee the MPAA’s government relations portfolio and policy agenda. She will join the MPAA on November 13. “Gail is a deeply respected and skilled […]

The Hollywood Reporter: Tom Cruise to Be Honored at CinemaCon

The announcement was made Thursday by the The Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation, which holds an annual fundraiser out of CinemCon benefiting for the Pioneers Assistance Fund which provides financial support and services to individuals in the theatrical entertainment community who are encountering an illness, injury or a life-changing event. The three-time Oscar nominee […]