Only the Best Will Thrive on the Theater, Home Screen

Despite the fact that movie theater attendance has been decreasing for the past 10 years, the new screens have increased. At the same time, there’s no indication that the industry will slow the opening of more theaters or that folks will return to the movie houses on a regular basis in large numbers. IMAX’s Aron,…

Content Piracy Is Not A Victimless Crime

Without in-person sports attendance, online viewing has been off for football, basketball, baseball, tennis, hockey … well, you get the point. It just didn’t have the same excitement. But when the word got out that unreleased episodes of the Netflix-ESPN The Last Dance highlighting the Michael Jordan era with the Chicago Bulls, free stuff sports…

International Production Suddenly Looks More Attractive

2020 was tough! Sure, we watched Outbreak and Contagion last year, but no one really took this whole pandemic thing serious until mid-to-late March when Tom Hanks announced he and his wife, Rita Wilson, tested positive for COVID-19 while he was in Australia filming an Elvis Presley biopic. Suddenly, people were saying, “Holy S*** this…

Good Streaming Entertainment Deserves Great Ad Support

Early in the Spring the upfronts – where networks talk big spenders into getting theirs first – were basically cancelled because no one knew what (if any) shows were going to be ready for the fall season. The Euro football championships were cancelled. The Olympics were pushed to this year…maybe. Then things got bad. Networks…