The independent sector is at long last finding help to pay for the marketing expenses of theatrical releases.
Indie film lending cratered with the 2008 global credit freeze, but has regained balance at a downsized volume that seems sustainable and steady, say film finance executives.
Some worry that the growing online exposure of movies will wear out audience appeal for those films once they hit the basic cable window 27 to 30 months after theatrical premiere.
The majors have been worrying for a long time about flat domestic box office and plummeting DVD sales, but there's a newer area of big concern: the coin from the lucrative basic cable window.
The revenue flow for video-on-demand movies has grown from a dribble to a stream, that, according to some, might just persuade Hollywood to shake off worries about hurting its incumbent DVD and…
All industries are resistant to change, so it's not surprising that Hollywood only grudgingly warmed up to video-on-demand.
New leaders in the film industry include Alex Garcia, Jeremy Latcham, Bryan Unkeless, David Waldman, more...
New leaders in the PR, finance and digital field include Jesse Jacobs, Chris DiIorio, Nolan Gallagher, Clint Kisker and Natalie Lent.
The stock market has swooned and Wall Street fears a double-dip recession, but Hollywood has managed to stay above the doomsday fray -- at least for the moment.
Hollywood studios don't directly own much of cyberspace, but the investment community is impressed at how the film biz suddenly seems adept at harvesting it.
Studio corporate brass have long complained about the spiraling costs of marketing films -- particularly the ever-rising fees charged by TV networks for commercial time -- and have futilely pondered…