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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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Gothenburg lecture. Part Three

February 15, 2013

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The first two parts of this report suggested that the essential task of the content industries, and particularly film, was to find new ways to engage consumers. They suggested that changes in consumer demand and developments in technology and social networking both necessitated a change of approach, and created many of the tools that made […]