Are Canadian Movie Theaters Bound To Experiment With PVOD In 2018?

While talks have slowed between the major studios and leading Great White North theatre chain Cineplex, we hear both sides are still far apart. The PVOD conversation hasn’t stopped in the way that it has between AMC and the majors here in the U.S., but there’s still some big hurdles to get through before the video window becomes […]

Disc Sales Decline Deepens in Annual Home Entertainment Spending Report

U.S. physical disc sales and rentals plummeted in 2017, proving once again that streaming is king, according to preliminary figures released Tuesday. The report by trade organization Digital Entertainment Group (DEG) offers a renewed reminder to studios that consumers are increasingly eschewing ownership of movie titles in favor of subscriptions to services like Netflix and Hulu. READ […]

Warner Bros. Shake-Up: Toby Emmerich Named Film Chairman, Sue Kroll Out

Warner Bros. is shaking up its film studio. As part of a major reorganization, Toby Emmerich is being promoted to chairman of Warner Bros. Pictures Group, while Sue Kroll, the president of worldwide marketing and distribution, is relinquishing her role for a three-year producer deal on the Burbank lot. Kroll has been with the studio for decades and […]

MoviePass Jumps Past 1.5M Subscribers In The Post-Holiday Period At The B.O.

Less than 30 days after hitting 1 million subscribers, Helios and Matheson Analytics’ MoviePass has now swelled to 1.5M monthly customers. “MoviePass is attracting people back to the movie theaters by lowering their cost, which we believe is transformational for the industry,” said Ted Farnsworth, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HMNY in a statement. “We believe the […]