Posts By: Patrick Corcoran

Summer and Smoke and Mirrors

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Summer 2016 was terrible except when it wasn’t. And it wasn’t terrible most of the time, but as is so often the case, a few high profile underperforming movies had the trade press dumping shovels full of dirt on the summer before it was scarcely under way.  A headline in the Hollywood Reporter on June… Read more »

NATO Responds To Recent Media Reports on “The Screening Room”

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NATO’s Official Statement: (Washington, D.C. and North Hollywood, California) Recently there have been various reports in the media regarding a proposed movie release model called “The Screening Room”. Within a few days of the first report, several different high profile movie directors publicly stated their support for the model, some claiming that the model is… Read more »

The Imitation Game: The Interview’s Simultaneous Release Doesn’t Change Anything

My latest column for Boxoffice. Many industry analysts noted exhibition’s oft-stated resistance to simultaneous release, pointing to the DirecTV early premium video-on-demand plan in 2011 and the canceled Tower Heist plan to offer the movie on VOD three weeks after its theatrical debut for $59.99. Several major exhibition companies announced that they would not play the movie… Read more »

Watch yourself watching movies

A lovely little video depicting 120 years of the pleasure of watching movies in the theater. From Tandem Entertainment. 120 years watching movies together from Tàndem Entertainment on Vimeo.

Netflix And The Myth Of Innovation: Simultaneous Release Is A House Of Cards

My latest in Boxoffice Pro on Netflix and simultaneous theatrical release: The entire argument for simultaneous release is founded on bad faith, shoddy data, and mysterious bookkeeping. John Sloss made waves in the industry with his call for transparency in the reporting of VOD revenues. It’s long past time for that call to be heeded. Netflix… Read more »