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SampoMedia activity and reports

July 1, 2016

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It has been a busy few months for SampoMedia, working on a number of major reports and organising and chairing events around the world. The breadth of the activity – and some issues of confidentiality – has made it difficult to find time to share insights. So over the next few weeks, we will be posting some of our […]

Cinema in the on demand age. Part 2

December 11, 2015

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In the second set of reflections on the 2015 Europa Cinemas conference, Michael Gubbins looks at the place of cinema in a changing film market. The relationship between cinemas and home viewing has always been complex. The arrival of VHS (and Betamax) into a much more fragile exhibition sector in the 1980s was as contentious, and arguably more challenging, […]

Cinema in the on-demand age. Part 1

December 4, 2015

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Independent cinemas across Europe gathered in Prague for the first Europa Cinemas conference as a 100% digital network. SampoMedia’s Michael Gubbins worked on the agenda and chaired the event and here considers the conclusions. In the early stages of the digital revolution of media, it was not unusual to hear predictions that cinema would be a […]

Talent: developing the developers

April 24, 2015

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SampoMedia co-founder Peter Buckingham returned to Europe last week after returning from a three-week working tour of Poland and Australia.  His first assignment was a speech at the EYE Film Institute in Amsterdam for industry professionals working to support the development and progression of film talent.  The title was ‘Talent: Developing The Developers’ that explored some of the […]

Engagement Economics – Ottawa keynote

March 16, 2015

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SampoMedia’s Michael Gubbins was a keynote speaker at this year’s Prime Time conference in Ottawa. The event brings together leading players across the Canadian media sector to discuss the key issues affecting audiovisual  industries, and looks forward to the future. SampoMedia’s Michael Gubbins was invited as a keynote to this year’s event. This is a summary of […]

Think Tank debates funding innovation

December 17, 2014

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Power to the Pixel‘s annual London Think Tank report, written by SampoMedia co-founder Michael Gubbins, is now available as a free download. The 2014 Think Tank, held at the Quebec Government Office in London’s Pall Mall, was aimed at international public and private funders with responsibility for creative and cultural spending, and explored how far […]

Key ideas from the Next sessions at Cannes

May 29, 2014

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The Cannes Film Festival market (Marché Du Film) this year launched a new section, called Next, aiming to create a connection between emerging new models and the conventional business activity at the market. SampoMedia’s Michael Gubbins, who led a series of debates and discussions at Next, reflects on what was a very well attended and lively debut. […]