Posts Categorized: News

Christopher Nolan Champions Theatrical Experience While Promoting “Dunkirk”

In a recent interview with the Associated Press, Christopher Nolan held firm in his pro-theatrical stance. AP: Because you’re such an advocate of the big-screen experience, you’re often asked about concerns about the demise of movie theaters. Is that tiresome? Nolan: I will say it’s tiresome. Now it’s streaming. Last film, it was television. Ten… Read more »

IndieWire: Netflix Keeps Buying Great Movies, So It’s a Shame They’re Getting Buried

Here’s an excerpt from IndieWire writer David Ehrlich’s excellent column about the impact of Netflix on independent film: Netflix doesn’t help movies find an audience any more than it helps audiences find a movie (not that filmmakers ever have any idea how many people are watching their work on Netflix — the company refuses to… Read more »

You’re Hired: Confirming the President’s Cabinet

A new Congress has been sworn in, a new president has taken the oath of office, and all eyes in Washington are turning to the confirmation process for Donald J. Trump’s cabinet nominees.  Senate committees are in the midst of holding hearings to fulfill their constitutional duty to advise and consent, but the rules are… Read more »

Virtual Reality Point Counterpoint

Virtual reality (“VR”) is the new, hot thing in entertainment. Both major content and technology companies have developed VR applications and are devoting significant R and D to the space. Consumers are buying VR headsets for Christmas presents. And movie theaters are evolving to include the VR experience. But in the end, will the advent… Read more »

Unlimited Options

France’s UGC helps pioneer a new program to strengthen the diversity of programming at the movies. Ideally situated on the Avenue Champs-Élysées in Paris, just west of the famous Arc de Triomphe, sits the business offices for UGC, one of the country’s leading exhibition and distribution companies. The view from the top floor, suffice to… Read more »