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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 […]

SampoMedia: What we do

May 14, 2014

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SampoMedia was founded in 2013 by Peter Buckingham, the former Head of Distribution and Exhibition at the UK Film Council and British Film Institute, and Michael Gubbins, the current chair of Ffilm Cymru Wales (Film Agency for Wales) and former editor of Screen International and Music Week. The partnership was created to help the international film […]

SampoMedia at Cannes 2014

May 13, 2014

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SampoMedia founder Michael Gubbins will be hosting debates at the inaugural Next Pavilion of the Marché Du Film. The four sessions are: Thursday, May 15: Keynote Q&A sessions with Eamonn Bowles, President and founder of Magnolia Pictures and Magnolia Releasing; and Phillip Knatchbull, CEO of Curzon World. Monday, May 19: Working The Crowds: Panel discussion about […]

Coming soon: SampoMedia reports

April 26, 2014

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Sampomedia has spent the last six weeks on the road at events from Montreal to  Brussels to Zagreb, examining new models and leading workshops and events. We are now preparing to share the findings of that work in a series of reports, which will be available in the weeks around this year’s Cannes Film Festival. […]

Cinema: Is the price still right?

February 6, 2014

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A comforting cliche that has held true for decades is that film always performs well in a depressed economy. In hard times, the argument goes, cinema is the cheapest and best escape from the humdrum worries of life. The perception, however, appears to be under threat. Average cinema ticket prices have been rising in recent years, mainly […]

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 […]

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 […]