If you love movies, you already know that Doug Liman has, somewhat quietly, and often independently, built one of the more impressive résumés of feature film work over the past two decades. From indie favorites Swingers and Go to action blockbusters The Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, and Edge
BROUGHT TO YOU BY ATOM TICKETS In this sponsored column, Atom Tickets will feature conversations with studios and exhibitors on their different innovative approaches to marketing movies and the moviegoing experience. In this edition, Bill Walker, Landmark Cinemas of Canada’s chief operating officer, shares some insight on how his circuit
By Rob Rinderman By any measure of success, Fox’s initially unheralded Christmas Day 2016 limited release of Hidden Figures has exceeded even the highest of expectations. Robust box office receipts are already well in excess of $185 million domestically, the film has an enviable 90%+ “certified fresh” Rotten Tomatoes ranking,
The transition from TV to the big screen can be a tricky one. For every success story there are several who never quite make the jump from half-hour sketch comedies to feature films. Any concern that Amy Schumer’s upfront and emotionally honest style would struggle to gain traction with wider
As of press time, we’re gearing up for a big summer that will feature 42 wide releases from 24 different distributors, all vying for box office supremacy. Every year one of the most hotly debated topics is which films will break out and which will occupy the inevitable—and unenviable—flop positions.
Spanning 14 years from first draft to enactment, China’s first-ever film promotion law went into effect on March 1, 2017. Many in the industry lauded the long-awaited law, hoping it would finally eliminate nefarious business practices like box office fraud, but some, including Hollywood studios, have questioned the overtly protectionist
By John Fithian, President & CEO, National Association of Theatre Owners According to many recent press reports, several leading distributors and exhibitors have engaged in one-on-one discussions about the future of movie release windows models. After those reports were first published, many NATO members contacted the association with their questions and
Daniel Benitez, chief technology officer of Bardan Cinema, and Bill Beck, The Laser Guy from Barco, have developed a fond friendship based on mutual respect and a love of the movies. Each brings a unique perspective on and experience with laser illumination for cinema: Benitez, as a third-generation cinema integrator
Interview with Alban Dechelotte, Senior Entertainment Marketing Manager, The Coca-Cola Company A lot of people outside of the gaming community have difficulty understanding the appeal of eSports. When did Coca-Cola see the potential of the concept? We began to see a shift in 2010, when online streaming platforms enabled fans
By Jason Kornfeld At CinemaCon 2015, Atom Tickets co-founders Ameesh Paleja and Matthew Bakal were eager to speak about their new theatrical mobile-ticketing platform. They had teamed up to simplify the moviegoing experience by creating a platform that could search for films instantly, invite friends, buy tickets, pre-order concessions, and more.