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Regal Getting More 3-D, Time Warner Cable Split

In distribution news, Regal Entertainment Group has reached a deal with Real D 3D to upgrade 1,500 cinema screens with 3-D technology.¬† In addition to Regal Cinemas, Regal also owns the United Artists¬† cinemas and Edwards Cinemas. Time Warner plans to go ahead and fully… Read More »Regal Getting More 3-D, Time Warner Cable Split

More 3D Coming to Cinema, But Story Matters Most

Gregg Kilday writes in the Hollywood Reporter that amid the scramble in increase the number of screens in cinemas capable of showing content in 3D, that the story will continue to be what really matters.  He’s right.  But studios and cinemas are probably more excited… Read More »More 3D Coming to Cinema, But Story Matters Most

Update on Comcast’s Idea to Deliver New Movies Along With Cinemas

Predictably, the cinema companies are not so hot on Comcast’s idea of premiering movies on their cable system simultaneous to their cinema premieres.  More surprisingly, though, Disney CEO Bob Iger, who has speculated about multi-platform releases before, expressed opposition to the idea, and now Viacom (Paramount, Dreamworks, MTV, etc.) has also expressed opposition. Viacom Inc.… Read More »Update on Comcast’s Idea to Deliver New Movies Along With Cinemas

Comcast vs. Cinemas

Yinka Adegoke of Reuters reports that cable company Comcast wants to show movies to homes the same day they are released in the cinema.  Disney President Bob Iger and others have previously thrown around the idea of simultaneously releasing movies via multiple platforms along with… Read More »Comcast vs. Cinemas

Roy Disney Invests in Real D

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Joseph Menn of the Los Angeles Times reports that Roy Disney’s Shamrock Holdings, Inc. is investing in Real D, a company that is bringing 3-D systems to cinemas. "We’ve been sniffing around the digital cinema space for a while," Shamrock Capital Growth’s managing director, Stephen Royer, said. "It’s really the only viable mass-market solution." Based… Read More »Roy Disney Invests in Real D

From Cinema to DVD Lickety Split

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Claudia Eller of the Los Angeles Times reports the wait time between a release of a movie in the cinemas and its release on DVD is shrinking. The average time between the premiere of a movie at the multiplex and its appearance on DVD shrank an additional 10 days last year, further unnerving theater owners… Read More »From Cinema to DVD Lickety Split