Inflation adds new pieces to the puzzle of running an independent movie theater

Jul 20, 2022
Nashville's Belcourt just had its first "normal" weekend in 2 years, while supply chain issues and industry change are adding obstacles.
Everything costs more now, says Stephanie Silverman, the Belcourt's executive director, including shipping for repertory films like 1992's "Malcolm X."  "Those movies are heavy," she says.
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Is the TV industry facing a showrunner shortage?

May 10, 2022
In the writers room and elsewhere, showrunners play key roles in TV production, but changes in the entertainment industry could make them harder to find.
Shonda Rhimes, showrunner and creator of "Grey's Anatomy."
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How the TV business has changed since the first episode of "Law & Order" in 1990

Feb 24, 2022
The show is returning to a radically different environment, economically and culturally.
The '90s cast of "Law & Order," from left: Jerry Orbach (Det. Lennie Briscoe), Angie Harmon (Asst. D.A. Abbie Carmichael), Sam Waterston (Exec. Asst. D.A. Jack McCoy) and Jesse L. Martin (Det. Edward Green) in 1999. Waterston returns as McCoy in the show, which faces a much different TV landscape these days.
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Millions subscribed in streaming services this year, but will the steam fizzle out?

Dec 28, 2021
Deloitte Global predicts that at least 150 million paid streaming service subscriptions will be canceled globally in 2022.
"Netflix and streaming services operate in a way where they're not just competing with each other, they're very much competing with literally any other thing that we could be doing," said The Verge's Catie Keck.
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What's behind Netflix releasing viewing data? Flexing its muscles.

Nov 17, 2021
Revealing the hours spent on the platform confirms Netflix’s strength in streaming, sending messages to viewers, creators and rivals.
 Netflix's new top 10 site shows that viewers flocked to its original film "Red Notice."
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Latin music's popularity is booming

Sep 28, 2021
Streaming data shows not only how popular it is, but that it's being consumed by people who aren't Latin.
Camilo, left, and Pedro Capó perform onstage during the 2020 Latin Grammys in Miami. 
 Camilo nabbed 10 nominations this year.
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Spotify offers music streaming in more African countries

Jul 5, 2021
The expansion offers African music lovers another option and makes the landscape more competitive for local streaming services, like Gateway in Zimbabwe.
Spotify's streaming expansion is sparking competition with local platforms in Africa.
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Family Video closes doors in sign of streaming's strength

Feb 8, 2021
The pandemic was cited as a factor in shutting down the brick-and-mortar movie rental chain's remaining 250 locations.
A Family Video store in Texas in 2015. The Midwest-based brick-and-mortar chain fell victim to changing viewing habits.
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"Lupin" feeds Netflix viewers' foreign-series frenzy

Jan 25, 2021
Netflix said in its earnings report last week that "Lupin" is set to rack up 70 million views in its first month, a new record.
Omar Sy, who plays Assane Diop in "Lupin," studies a computer screen in this production still from the Netflix series.
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Netflix keeps producing, even as it loses popular shows to competitors

Jan 18, 2021
The company is promising new original content weekly to attract and keep subscribers.
Netflix is looking for more hits. Above, the streaming platform's home screen.
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