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Apple delays movie theater release of ‘The Banker’ starring Samuel L. Jackson

“The Banker” is based on the real-life story of two African American businessmen in the 1960s who sought to help people overcome racial barriers in banking. The movie stars Anthony Mackie and Samuel L. Jackson. – Reuters via NBC News » https://nbcnews.to/2OVZL8T

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MoviePass Shutting Down, Parent Company ‘Unable To Predict If Or When…Service Will Continue’

[Helios and Matheson Analytics] today said that it formed a strategic review committee comprised of independent directors, to identify, review and explore all strategic and financial alternatives for the Company, including a sale of the Company in its entirety, a sale of substantially all of the Company’s assets including MoviePass, Moviefone and MoviePass Films. Today, MoviePass notified its subscribers that “it would be interrupting the MoviePass service” effective Sept. 14 to because its efforts to recapitalize MoviePass have not been successful to date. – Anthony D’Alessandro, Deadline Hollywood » http://dlvr.it/RD3T7H

Amazon’s ‘The Aeronauts’ premieres in Toronto amid concerns about streaming services

The Aeronauts” will have a mere two-week run in theaters starting Dec. 6, before launching on Amazon Prime Video, a shift from an earlier plan to debut the film exclusively in IMAX Corporation theaters for a week before a Nov. 1 theatrical release. – Nichola Saminather & Howard Goller, Reuters via KFGO 790 AM » https://ift.tt/2HRMjjh

Euro Cinema Group Criticizes Venice’s “Momentous Mistake” In Showcasing Netflix Movies

Netflix has had a healthy presence on the Lido this year with lauded drama Marriage Story and Steven Soderbergh’s The Laundromat playing in Competition and Timothée Chalamet-starrer The King playing Out Of Competition. While disquiet has been less apparent than last year, today CICAE (the International Confederation of Art Cinemas) sent out a long missive criticizing Venice, other festivals and the streamer, whose model either collapses or does away with the theatrical window. – Andreas Wiseman, Deadline Hollywood » http://dlvr.it/RCLYDK

Netflix to give 10 films theatrical release before streaming this fall

Although Netflix will bring a number of films to theaters, its conflict with theatrical giants such as AMC and Regal shows no signs of resolution. The big theater chains still want a 90-day period of exclusivity before films hit Netflix, and the streamer won’t go that far. None of the films will hit theaters for more than a month before landing on Netflix. Nonetheless, these rollouts are more expansive than the mere one-week window required by the Academy. – Brenden Gallagher, The Daily Dot » https://www.dailydot.com/upstream/netflix-movies-theatrical-release/?fb=dd%3Drs [source: YouTube/One Media]

The Netflix for Broadway is coaxing theater onto a digital stage

Founded by a husband-and-wife team with a combined 83 years of experience in the Broadway business, the niche service is like Netflix for theater. It offers a library of plays and musicals to stream on demand for a $9-a-month subscription. These aren’t the out-of-focus iPhone recordings of your nephew’s fifth-grade talent show. BroadwayHD specializes in live captures of high-end theatrical productions with HD or 4K cameras and the same audio that feeds into a theater’s soundboard. – Joan E. Solsman, CNET » https://cnet.co/2ZfDwhq

Cannes & Netflix: Fest Chiefs On ‘Roma’ Fallout, Future Plans & French Windows

While Frémaux stressed that Netflix didn’t have any features ready for the 2019 edition of Cannes, this is the first year since 2015 that the festival won’t screen a Netflix or Amazon film. The latter will show two episodes of Nicolas Winding Refn’s TV series Too Old To Die Young, but it’s interesting to note that Cannes is moving in the opposite direction to most A-list festivals, which increasingly show the streamers’ movies. What’s also interesting to consider is that this is becoming a decision taken as much by the streamers as the festival itself. – Nancy Tartaglione & Andreas Wiseman, Deadline Hollywood » http://bit.ly/2ZmvqEw

Sued Over ‘Hotel Mumbai,’ Netflix Drops Plans for India Screening (EXCLUSIVE)

Netflix, Arclight Films International and four other companies are being sued by South Asian regional distributor Plus Holdings over rights to Anthony Maras film “Hotel Mumbai.” Netflix has now shelved its plans to screen the movie in India, where the movie is set, and other parts of South Asia. – Patrick Frater & Naman Ramachandran, Variety » https://ift.tt/2Hrulov

Netflix Makes Statement In Wake Of Steven Spielberg’s Attempt To Block Streaming Giant From Oscars

“We love cinema,” the official Netflix Twitter account wrote. They continue with a list of things they loved including: Access for people who can’t always afford, or live in towns without, theaters[.] Letting everyone, everywhere enjoy releases at the same time[.] Giving filmmakers more ways to share art[.] “These things are not mutually exclusive,” they concluded in a tweet that could be considered a clap back at the filmmaker. – Dino-Ray Ramos, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2IQxSzb
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