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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 […]

Arthouse film – the new event cinema?

March 7, 2014

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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 […]

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 […]