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AMC Entertainment Introducing On-Demand Movie Service

Adam Aron, AMC’s president and chief executive, said that the AMC Theaters On Demand will offer about 2,000 films for sale or rent after their theatrical runs — much like Amazon or iTunes. Disney, Warner Bros., Universal, Sony and Paramount have made deals with AMC for catalog and new-release movies to be available through the new service, with pricing between $3 to $5.99 to rent and $9.99 to $19.99 to buy. – Dave McNary, Variety » https://trib.al/IXeANnH

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Kerry Washington Joins Ryan Murphy’s ‘The Prom’ Adaptation at Netflix

The Prom focuses on the experiences of an Indiana lesbian teenager who wants to bring her girlfriend to her school’s big dance. Instead, they’re banned from attending as a couple, prompting a cast of Broadway eccentrics to descend on the teens’ small-town home to help fight the injustice. – Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter » http://thr.cm/sw5i7G

Nia Long To Produce & Star Alongside Omar Epps And Stephen Bishop In Netflix Film ‘Fatal Affair’

Peter Sullivan is directing the feature from a script he co-wrote with Rasheeda Garner. The plot follows a woman who tries to mend her marriage after a brief encounter with an old friend, only to find that he is more dangerous and unstable than she’d realized. – Amanda N’Duka, Deadline Hollywood » http://dlvr.it/RFNhZm

Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Ernie Hudson Join Cast of First Vudu Original Film (Exclusive)

Adventure Force 5 follows video game- and comics-obsessed brothers Joey and Jack Zapata (Bowen and Birchmore, respectively) as they and their friends embark on an adventure when a mysterious swarm of flying creatures, Terra Borgs, invade their quiet beach town. Arnold (Halloween, Mudbound) plays the egomaniacal young genius who invented the creatures while Walker, Davis and Ash make up the brothers’ friends as a genius inventor, spunky skater and martial artist, respectively. The kids use their skills, knowledge of sci-fi and homemade gadgets, inspired by Walmart’s Adventure Force toy brand, to fight back. – Hilary Lewis, The Hollywood Reporter » http://thr.cm/VHuEXp [photo: Vudu]

Amazon, Netflix the biggest buyers of EU films for out of Europe SVOD

The EAO report also showed biggest buyer for EU film titles is Amazon with 3,281 unique titles in its 14-country catalogues, followed by Netflix with 1,816 unique titles for its 20 catalogues. Russian service Ivi and the 3 Chinese services Youku, iQiyi, Tencent Video were the biggest single country services acquiring EU films. – Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/2nDywWt [photo:European Audiovisual Observatory/Ampere Analysis]

Apple Plots Theatrical Release of Films Prior to Apple TV Plus Streaming (Report)

Apple’s theatrical-release plans aren’t surprising, as the move is designed to put films in contention for Hollywood laurels. Under the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ most recent rules, for example, in order for films to be eligible for Oscars consideration they must run in qualifying theaters (including in a theater in Los Angeles County) for at least seven consecutive days, with at least three showings daily. – Todd Spangler, Variety » https://trib.al/2nZsY8q

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