The Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) will begin their contract negotiations on March 20. According to the WGA's Pattern of Demands (unveiled yesterday), the Guild is looking to "regulate use of material produced using artificial intelligence or similar technologies." Continue Reading →
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Disney, Warner Bros, and Universal each disclosed a bit about the future of their respective theatrical release plans. Disney will offer a mixed bag of "additional fee" online Disney+ releases and traditional movie theater releases, Warner Bros is going back to the old way with a shortened (90-day down to 45-day) exclusivity window, and Universal will shorten its window to 31 days for big films and 17 days for low-grossing films ($50 million and under domestically). Continue Reading →
First, the good news. Wonder Woman 1984 posted the strongest box office of the pandemic with an estimated $85 million globally. Continue Reading →
As a consumer, there is nothing more wonderful than choice. In a groundbreaking, world-changing announcement earlier this week, Warner Bros. announced that its entire 2021 slate of theatrical motion picture releases would be available on HBO Max the day they are released in theaters. This is awesome!!! Unless you live and work in the motion picture industry. Then, not so much. Continue Reading →
NBCUniversal is taking the unprecedented step of making "its current movies from the Universal Pictures stable — including the upcoming event family movie Trolls World Tour — will be made available on-demand at the same time they hit those theaters that remain open during the coronavirus pandemic." Continue Reading →