Theatrical Tag

By Joe Flint and Erich Schwartzel June 20, 2020 | Mr. Jeff Shell has reignited a fight with movie-theater chains, the culmination of a yearslong push to get movies onto digital platforms faster than possible in traditional arrangements. He also is carrying out a far-reaching restructuring to shift resources from aging broadcast and cable networks to the company’s new Peacock streaming-video...

By Anousha Sakoui, Nabila Ahmed, and Spencer Soper August 16, 2018 | Amazon.com Inc. is in the running to acquire Landmark Theaters, a move that would vault the e-commerce giant into the brick-and-mortar cinema industry, according to people familiar with the situation. The company is vying with other suitors to acquire the business from Wagner/Cuban Cos., which is backed by billionaire Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner, according...

By Ryan Faughnder August 2, 2018 | In a surprise move that could have major implications for Hollywood, the U.S. Department of Justice is scrutinizing antitrust rules that for decades have governed the way movie studios do business with theaters. The Justice Department on Thursday said it has opened a review of the so-called Paramount consent decrees, which have regulated the ways...

By Carolyn Giardina , Pamela McClintock April 24, 2018 | There's a radical idea being proposed about the future of cinema that's being debated this week in Las Vegas: putting LED screens in theaters (effectively large video walls) as a replacement for projection, which is how movies have been shown since the birth of the art form. National Association of Theatre Owners head John...

By Ryan Faughnder April 18, 2018 | Netflix, the global streaming giant that has dramatically changed the TV industry and clashed with movie theater owners, may be ready to move onto the big screen in a new and surprising way — by owning cinemas. The Los Gatos, Calif., company has explored the idea of buying movie theaters in Los Angeles and New York...