With the Sundance Festival finally back in person, filmmakers have high hopes for distribution deals

Jan 20, 2023
The majority of films debuting at Sundance are still in need of wide distribution. Some believe having the festival in person for the first time since 2020 will help.
Filmmaker Ebs Burnough and Sundance Institute CEO Joana Vicente speak onstage at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival.
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Can the return of the Golden Globes boost movie ticket sales?

Dec 15, 2022
While awards ceremonies have helped box office sales in the past, viewership has been on the decline.
The Golden Globes will be televised this year after a one-year hiatus.
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Regional theaters struggle to recover from COVID closures

Oct 31, 2022
Audiences have not returned to pre-pandemic numbers, while inflation and supply chains have raised the price of productions. 
An empty theater at La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego, California.
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Arts venues welcome COVID grant program to get through 2021

Jan 22, 2021
Hard-hit venues such as concert halls and theaters are preparing to apply for $15 billion in grants included in the latest relief bill.
Between April and July last year, the fine- and performing-arts industries lost about $42 billion in revenue, according to one estimate.
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First Saudi cinema means a short drive to watch the big screen, not a long flight

Apr 18, 2018
AMC's boss explains what to expect as Saudi Arabia opens its first cinema.
A Saudi man poses for a photograph during a cinema test screening in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 
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