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Sampo study: Stranger By The Lake

February 23, 2015

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OVER THE LAST year, SampoMedia has been commissioned to analyse a series of films released simultaneously in theatres and VOD platforms in the UK. The work, supported by the BFI New Models fund, offers comprehensive insights into the way that so-called ‘day-and-date’ releasing works. Day-and-date is controversial and many cinemas have been refusing to show films, […]

Cinema as event: Insight Report

September 16, 2014

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SampoMedia has been suggesting for some time that cinema should be studying how to adapt to an emerging Experience Economy. Our latest report, supported by the BFI New Models fund, looks at one release that has explicitly built a sense of event into its business model. Curzon Film World first released both parts of Lars Von Trier’s Nymphomaniac as a one-off […]

SampoMedia report: Borrowed Time

May 22, 2014

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Borrowed Time is the latest in a series of reports from SampoMedia, which analyse the performance of films employing innovative release strategies. The free Insight Reports, supported by the British Film Institute (BFI), offer an in-depth and transparent assessment of each stage of a film’s audience development, distribution and marketing campaign, and the final results across all […]

A Field In England – Insight report

November 19, 2013

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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

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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

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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 […]

Understanding audiences – BFI debate

December 28, 2012

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How can the UK film industry build on the national passion for cinema in the emerging on-demand era? That was the central question of a debate at the BFI London Film Festival, called ‘Understanding the hearts and minds of UK audiences ­– the films we watch, the ways we watch them and what this means […]