Film Industry Update Dec 2020

Calamity? Anomaly? 2020 was a box office year like no other by Lindsey Bahr | December 31, 2020 | AP News | https://apnews.com/article/north-america-coronavirus-pandemic-8ece9a400b6ac1a30964c25ea5f8d12b When the sun sets on the 2020 film box office, it’ll be difficult...

Film Industry Update #2 Dec 2020

Will the film industry please stop predicting its own demise? by Mary McNamara | December 30, 2020 | Los Angeles Times |https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2020-12-30/covid-19-cant-kill-film-industry-stop-predicting-demise In “Soul,” the latest Pixar...

Film Industry Update October 2020

(This post was updated 10-19-20 with survey data on cinema safety.) Autumn has seen the advent of more chaos in the film industry. STUDIOS:  With US audiences hesitant to return to theatres, “Tenet” (a flawed and somewhat odd choice as “the” movie industry...

What’s In Theatres

Here are some films that recently opened in area theatres. August 28:  Three look interesting – escapist fare ranging from Iannucci’s take on Dickens’ Copperfield to the 30-yr-old Bill & Ted motif. There’s also a well conceived story about...

Studios Cancel or Delay Film Releases

Wary that resurgent infection will dampen consumer confidence in markets that have reopened theaters, the big studios also face diminished revenue caused by 50-75% reductions in theater capacity mandated by many states. Recently the major studios have pulled a few...

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