Anonymous writes in The Wrap: In a stunning suspension of disbelief, many studio executives argue that an enhanced early at-home alternative will encourage MORE people to go to the movie theater — do people this naive really exist? It sounds exactly like the last ten years of internet gurus and solons calmly insisting that free… Read more »
Posts By: Patrick Corcoran
The veteran distribution exec tells it like it is.
NATO president and CEO John Fithian lays out the case: Despite NATO’s repeated suggestions that our distribution partners discuss their potential VOD models with individual exhibitors prior to executing them, several leading studio executives appear determined to roll out early release VOD without proper consultation with exhibitors, without the input of the creative community and… Read more »
Julia Boorstin reports. She gets the window wrong, the average is currently 131 days not 45, but the story is otherwise well done.
The L.A. Times reports on NATO’s efforts to build allies on Wall Street and in Hollywood to preserve the theatrical release window: The nation’s largest theater chains have been reaching out to investors and analysts on Wall Street, as well as directors, producers and agents, in an effort to build support for preserving so-called theatrical… Read more »