Will Sundance Boom or Bust?

January 20, 2020

After a lackluster Sundance in 2018, last year was full of mega-deals, especially by Netflix and Amazon. Buyers spent over $120 million acquiring rights to some 40 films.

Netflix Takes Europe

December 31, 2019

To gain a global content edge, Netflix has set into motion a EU production boom with plans to produce over 225 films and shows in Europe. Netflix currently controls 53% of the SVOD market in Europe.

Cinema Consolidation

December 26, 2019

British film exhibitor Cineworld is now the largest theater chain in North America after buying out Canada’s Cineplex for $2.1 billion, which was a whopping 42% premium.

Streaming Bout

December 4, 2019

The streaming bout between Netflix and traditional media companies for the world’s online video subscribers is well underway.

Europe’s Last Stand

October 28, 2019

Never known for adapting to changing markets, European companies are now forced to forge alliances in hopes of staying relevant after the well-timed onslaught of Netflix in Europe.

Netflix at the Movies

October 2, 2019

After a decade of primarily focusing on episodic content, Netflix wants to break the theatrical glass ceiling, especially since they are funding more original films.

Apple Goes Theatrical

September 29, 2019

Apple wants to carve out exclusive theatrical windows for exhibitors to screen some of its forthcoming feature films before streaming on Apple TV+.

Line In The Sand

September 18, 2019

The exclusive 90-day theatrical window has become a line in the sand that theatrical exhibitors are unwilling to cross.

Netflix and Amazon Retreat

September 18, 2019

Netflix and Amazon, who were once touted as the saviors of the indie film market, are retreating from acquisitions to focus on producing more original films.

Apple Of Discord

September 15, 2019

Apple TV+ subscription service will launch on November 1st for $4.99 a month. However, with only a handful of shows available, it will not frustrate the launch of Disney+ or challenge Netflix in a meaningful way.

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