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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, […]

Key ideas from the Next sessions at Cannes

May 29, 2014

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The Cannes Film Festival market (Marché Du Film) this year launched a new section, called Next, aiming to create a connection between emerging new models and the conventional business activity at the market. SampoMedia’s Michael Gubbins, who led a series of debates and discussions at Next, reflects on what was a very well attended and lively debut. […]

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. […]

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, […]

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 lectures. Part Two

February 8, 2013

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Part one of this three-part series looked at the changing market conditions that might drive producers to actively seek new revenues and a broad outline of the need for fundamental change to adapt to audiences. In this second section, we consider some of the factors affecting the development of new models and revenue sources for […]