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D-Cinema beyond the transition

January 13, 2014



The following article was written by Michael Gubbins for this month’s issue of MovieScope out now. Around 84.1% of the world’s cinemas are now digitised, according to international research and analysis company IHS. Given the complexity of the task of replacing the 35mm technology that has held sway for more than a century, and given film […]

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Europa Cinemas: Renewing audiences

November 25, 2013


Marieke Jonker, We Want Cinema at Europa Cinemas

CINEMAS need to learn to work with young people, rather than for them, if they are serious about renewing their audiences.  That was the central theme of a series of sessions at this year’s Europa Cinemas conference in Athens, dedicated to the renewal of cinema audiences. The discussions, chaired by SampoMedia’s Michael Gubbins, and including […]

A Field In England – Insight report

November 19, 2013



SampoMedia’s in-depth report into the day-and-date release of Ben Wheatley’s genre-busting fourth film A Field In England is published today. The innovative release was the result of a partnership between the film-makers, Film4 (which wholly funded the £316,879-budget film), and exhibitor Picturehouse, which also acted as a distributor. A Field In England was released simultaneously in theatres, […]

SampoMedia Insight reports published

October 30, 2013



Two reports from SampoMedia on the impact of day-and-date releasing of films have been published by the British Film Institute (BFI). The reports cover the innovative releases of A Late Quartet and What Maisie Knew, by Curzon Film World in the UK. In each case, the films were released simultaneously in cinemas and on VOD […]

Access, experience, ownership key to demand models

October 12, 2013


Audience demand

Ernest Bevin, Foreign Secretary in the radical 1945 UK government famously described his foreign policy as being able “to buy a ticket at Victoria Station to anywhere I damn well please.” The words spring to mind after a summer of analysis of acres of research,  exit polls and user surveys on consumer attitudes to watching […]


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