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Borrowed Time poster May 22, 2014

SampoMedia: What we do

May 14, 2014



SampoMedia was founded in 2013 by Peter Buckingham, the former Head of Distribution and Exhibition at the UK Film Council and British Film Institute, and Michael Gubbins, the current chair of Ffilm Cymru Wales (Film Agency for Wales) and former editor of Screen International and Music Week. The partnership was created to help the international film […]

Posted in: SampoMedia services

SampoMedia at Cannes 2014

May 13, 2014



SampoMedia founder Michael Gubbins will be hosting debates at the inaugural Next Pavilion of the Marché Du Film. The four sessions are: Thursday, May 15: Keynote Q&A sessions with Eamonn Bowles, President and founder of Magnolia Pictures and Magnolia Releasing; and Phillip Knatchbull, CEO of Curzon World. Monday, May 19: Working The Crowds: Panel discussion about […]

Coming soon: SampoMedia reports

April 26, 2014


Borrowed Time

Sampomedia has spent the last six weeks on the road at events from Montreal to  Brussels to Zagreb, examining new models and leading workshops and events. We are now preparing to share the findings of that work in a series of reports, which will be available in the weeks around this year’s Cannes Film Festival. […]

Arthouse film – the new event cinema?

March 7, 2014



The concern that arthouse film is being pushed out of its natural home in the cinema continues to grow.  Far too many films are being made for the available cinema screen space – the number of films produced in Europe has risen by more than 70% over the last decade. And remakes, adaptations and sequels […]

Cinema: Is the price still right?

February 6, 2014


Box office entrance

A comforting cliche that has held true for decades is that film always performs well in a depressed economy. In hard times, the argument goes, cinema is the cheapest and best escape from the humdrum worries of life. The perception, however, appears to be under threat. Average cinema ticket prices have been rising in recent years, mainly […]

Posted in: Audience research

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