“NATO and AMC did not coordinate those statements in any way,” says the theater trade org, and that Universal “has made the reckless charge this evening.” More to NATO’s point: “Unfortunately Universal has a destructive tendency to both announce decisions affecting their exhibitor partners without actually consulting with those partners, and now of making unfounded accusations without consulting with their partners,” in a complete reference to the studio’s last minute pivot during the COVID-19 pandemic to take Trolls World Tour into homes. … [Read more...] about Theater Owners Accuse Universal Of “Destructive Tendency” And Not Involving Circuits In ‘Trolls World Tour’ PVOD Decision
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Accordingly, we want to be absolutely clear, so that there is no ambiguity of any kind. AMC believes that with this proposed action to go to the home and theatres simultaneously, Universal is breaking the business model and dealings between our two companies. It assumes that we will meekly accept a reshaped view of how studios and exhibitors should interact, with zero concern on Universal’s part as to how its actions affect us. It also presumes that Universal in fact can have its cake and eat it too, that Universal film product can be released to the home and theatres at the same time, without modification to the current economic arrangements between us. … [Read more...] about AMC Tells Universal It Won’t License Studio’s Movies, After CEO’s Statements On Windows & ‘Trolls World Tour’
The two talked about the subject when they came face-to-face at Conor's gym in Vegas over the weekend -- with Conor admitting his jealously over the fact CR7 has a private jet. … [Read more...] about Cristiano Ronaldo Rich Shames Conor McGregor … You Don’t Have a Jet?
Neither Gaga nor her promoter, Live Nation, are likely to fully absorb the financial losses on their own: The cancelations were due to doctor’s orders, so insurance would almost certainly kick in. (Gaga’s agent and manager, as well as Live Nation reps, declined to comment for this story.) The Jordan Center’s Punt, though, notes that his advertising costs won’t be recouped. The Gaga show was announced last fall during a Penn State home football game of 100,000 fans, a rarity on campus. … [Read more...] about Cost of Lady Gaga’s Tour Cancellation Could Exceed $30 Million
Lady Gaga will undergo surgery to repair a hip injury, forcing her to cancel the rest of her Born This Way Ball Tour. In a post on the Little Monsters fan site, a statement from promoter Live Nation says that Gaga has a labral tear of the right hip, which will require an operation “followed by strict downtime to recover.” The condition affects the ring of soft tissue lining the outside rim of the hip socket. … [Read more...] about Lady Gaga Cancels Rest of Tour to Have Surgery