Since yesterday’s news that the film slate was being emptied, industry chatter has focused on where these movies go next. Even once the virus is contained and cinemas can re-open, the backlog of major releases is going to have a domino effect on the calendar for the remainder of this year. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: China Shutters Cinemas, Blockbuster ‘Lost In Russia’ To Stream Free Online After Deal With TikTok Owner
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Chinese authorities have also been accused of censoring reports about the epidemic and silencing journalists, detaining them and forcing them to delete footage from a Wuhan hospital. “There’s a lack of trusted sources and a lot of control exhibited by the government” over the media, says Grygiel. Last month, Wuhan authorities detained eight people for spreading “rumors” about the disease by posting about it on social media. Such reports have justifiably heightened skepticism on social media about the official narratives issued by the government, but they also are likely contributing to a deep sense of anxiety and fear where misinformation can thrive. Here are the most common rumors and hoaxes that have spread as a result of reports of novel coronavirus, and why such misinformation tends to spread in the midst of a public health crisis. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus Is Spreading — And So Are the Hoaxes and Conspiracy Theories Around It
In response to the prevention and control of the disease outbreak and in order to ensure the health and safety of our guests and Cast, Shanghai Disney Resort is temporarily closing Shanghai Disneyland, Disneytown including Walt Disney Grand Theatre and Wishing Star Park, starting January 25, 2020. We will continue to carefully monitor the situation and be in close contact with the local government, and we will announce the reopening date upon confirmation. … [Read more...] about Shanghai Disney Resort Shuts Down as Coronavirus Spreads
SALKE: Yes. And if I was moving into this exact situation now I would love to have the opportunity to be able to talk to those filmmakers and stakeholders on the release strategy and what Amazon has learned. And I would probably share more information with them, just to convince them. I wasn’t able to do this last year because I didn’t have the examples in hand. But to be able to tell them the story of Late Night or Brittany, for that matter, where we really split the marketing between the platform release, the stunt theatrical, in trying to create a cultural moment for the movie [for Prime]. … So it was a really more well-rounded marketing campaign that kind of serviced several different masters versus one. I would share with them the over-achievement of those movies, the amount of people seeing them and see where they come out. At the end of the day, and this happens, I had very emotional conversations with the Brittany group and on Aeronauts. People really feel … [Read more...] about Last Sundance’s Top Buyer Amazon Is All In At Park City: Jennifer Salke Q&A
Many fans have hoped and dreamed that the 1977 theatrical cut of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope would eventually arrive on Blu-ray alongside the original trilogy sequels Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi. It seems we may be closer to that happening if one wily director is to be believed. According to John Landis, good friend of George Lucas and the man behind such classics as Animal House and The Blues Brothers, Disney is gearing up to release the unaltered versions of the first three Star Wars movies very soon. … [Read more...] about Star Wars Original Trilogy Unaltered Blu-rays Coming?