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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, […]

Coming soon from SampoMedia

December 3, 2015

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SampoMedia has been heavily engaged over the last few months in a series of events, workshops and conferences around the world. And it has been working on a series of in-depth reports, covering a wide range of audience-centred issues across the media and audiovisual sectors. Over the coming weeks, we will be looking to share reflections on […]

Europa Cinemas: Renewing audiences

November 25, 2013

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CINEMAS need to learn to work with young people, rather than for them, if they are serious about renewing their audiences.  That was the central theme of a series of sessions at this year’s Europa Cinemas conference in Athens, dedicated to the renewal of cinema audiences. The discussions, chaired by SampoMedia’s Michael Gubbins, and including […]

Youth challenge for independent cinemas

October 3, 2012

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There was one strongly dissonant speech at the annual Europa Cinemas conference in Paris.  Saskia Walzel, policy manager at UK’s Consumer Focus, offered a blunt warning that independent and arthouse film in Europe was struggling to connect with young audiences. She suggested that the attempt by the cinema industry and policy makers to ‘educate’ the […]