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 21 August 2017
Some of Hollywood’s most influential heavy-weights, Warner Bros and Universal Pictures, are continuing discussions with distributors as Apple and Comcast to offer digital download rentals of films, some hoping for just two weeks after they debut in theatres. The decision is a combative action to make up for the decreasing sales of DVDs amidst the r...
-  Channel News
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 18 August 2017
Eight years ago, I had called up Dev Anand for an interview. I know him through television, and through laboured, sanitized pop culture nostalgia. The man picked up the phone and introduced himself before I could say a word, in crisp, lilting English, “Dev Anand here.” I met him a few days later at his office in the clean, affluent neighbourho...
-  Livemint
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 18 August 2017
The first two episodes of popular TV series Marvels Inhumans are all set to drive fans gaga come September 1. They have been shot entirely with IMAX® cameras and premiere exclusively in IMAX theatres across India. Still basking in the success of Dunkirk, which was among the biggest IMAX openings for an MBA film, John Shreiner, Sr. Vice President, IMAX...
-  Exchange 4 Media
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 17 August 2017
A new startup helmed by Netflix co-founder Mitch Lowe has proposed an interesting method designed to get more people patronising movie theatres.For $9.95 a month, MoviePass intends to offer subscribers a pass that would allow them access to one screening per day at any North American cinema that accepts debit cards.MoviePass will then reimburse theatres t...
-  Digital Outlook
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 16 August 2017
Amazon Prime Video has got the digital streaming rights to Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s romantic period drama Padmavati, starring Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh, said three people familiar with the development. “We’ve got the film but the papers have not been signed yet,” said an Amazon executive and one of the people cited above. ...
-  Livemint
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 16 August 2017
Toilet Ek Prem Katha is raking in the moolah unlike the recent Bollywood releases. Audience have so far loved what Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar have done in the film, and have been giving the movie the much needed love. The film talks about the prevalent issue of open defecation and highlights the importance of toilets. The movie doesn’t come of ...
-  The Indian Express
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 16 August 2017
The movie business has been weathering storms in recent months in the form of demonetisation and the Goods and Services Tax (GST), but leading cinema-exhibition company PVR has its eyes firmly set on attracting more audiences. The company recently launched 10 more screens in Pune as part of its expansion plans, taking its screen count in Maharashtra to 1...
-  Money Control
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 16 August 2017
U.S. China Film & TV Industry Expo has announced a BAFTA LA as a new partner for their fourth annual expo. BAFTA joins other partners the Motion Picture Association, Chinese Film Co-Production Corp. and The Hollywood Reporter for the October event, which is meant to bring together U.S. and Chinese film and television executives to disc...
-  The Hollywood Reporter
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 16 August 2017
Apple Inc. (AAPL) has set a budget of roughly $1 billion to procure and produce original content over the next year, according to people familiar with the matter--a sign of how serious the iPhone maker is about making a splash in Hollywood. Combined with the company's marketing clout and global reach, that immediately makes Apple a considerable competito...
-  Fox Business
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 15 August 2017
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra believes Indian filmmakers should explore stories that are rooted in the country rather than presenting "American ideas" in local packaging. Mehra, whose films 'Rang De Basanti' and 'Delhi 6' were lauded internationally, says it was the Indian connect in his stories that made them popular with the audiences abroad. In an intervi...
-  Times of India
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