How the "vertical integration" of streaming studios today evokes old Hollywood's power

Aug 13, 2021
Abraham Ravid, finance professor at Yeshiva University, thinks more contract disputes like the one between Scarlett Johannsen and Disney will pop up as streaming overtakes the movie theater experience.
Attendees visit the Disney+ streaming service booth at the D23 Expo, billed as the "largest Disney fan event in the world," Aug. 23, 2019 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.
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Netflix promises a new movie every week. Can it afford that?

Jan 13, 2021
Some industry insiders are wondering whether it’s an overly ambitious strategy for the streaming giant.
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Weak box office is scaring Hollywood into delaying theater releases

Sep 16, 2020
With the release of "Tenet," Hollywood hoped to prove Americans were eager to fill seats in cinemas. Nope. Now what?
Moviegoers watch a film at a reopened AMC theater in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, in August. While theaters are reopening, dragging box office numbers are spooking studios.
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Universal, banking on home audiences, to stream movie releases

Mar 17, 2020
Its other films currently showing may stream this week. Will people staying away from theaters pay the nearly $20 fee?
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Disney hones "Star Wars" strategy in China, Latin America

Sep 21, 2015
Disney is widening access to earlier "Star Wars" movies for international audiences.

Wes Craven's legacy: Hollywood loves horror

Aug 31, 2015
As the director demonstrated, it doesn't take a big budget to make a huge hit.