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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, […]

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, […]

Time to see the Invisibility Dilemma

April 15, 2013

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Put the words “crisis” and “film industry” into Google and you get almost five million returns. The idea of crisis underpins industry discussions at festivals and conferences, though they are often now given an ostensibly positive spin– you don’t sell many tickets reminding the industry which creek they are in and how short they are […]