A professional screenwriter, or even a novice trying their hand at creating a first screenplay, will want to register the copyright created in their work (a screenplay) with the United States Copyright Office (USCO).
You have seen the postings all over social media, local municipal websites, newsletters, film websites, etc. etc. etc. Help Wanted ads for crew talent for feature film and series projects. Now you want to get that job.
Missed the 2020 Film Independent Forum when it happened live? Don’t worry—the full 2020 Forum Toolkit is now available On Demand through October 31, packed...
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A longtime favorite of rep programmers and civics classrooms alike, Frank Capra’s classic 1939 political fable Mr. Smith Goes to Washington tells the story of...
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We’re now one week past Labor Day; and with it, the unofficial end of a very weird (and perhaps not-very-fun) Summer 2020. In fact, emerging...
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Jude Law and Carrie Coon give towering performances in The Nest, in theaters today. A silver-tongued financier with a “fake it til you make” it attitude towards household finances, Rory (Law) moves his family—son, stepdaughter, and Allison (Coon), bristling at the confines of the “subservient housewife” role she’s attempting to fill—to a manor house outside
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MediaMation, the creator of MX4D Motion EFX Theatres, has introduced a new product to enhance safety in hardtop theaters. SafeTSeat is a plexiglass barrier that can be placed between seats to allow for separation and social distancing between audience members in both standard and MX4D Motion EFX Theatres. MediaMation has already contracted with TCL Chinese
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PRESS RELEASE Rooftop Films, a home for independent films in New York for over 24 years, is thrilled to collaborate with the 58th New York Film Festival (NYFF), presented by Film at Lincoln Center, running from September 17-October 11, 2020. As part of this year’s festival, Rooftop Films has worked hand in hand with NYFF,
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PRESS RELEASE Russian exhibitor Karo Cinemas and ADG Group have jointly announced a multi-site partnership that calls for Karo: New Generation multiplex cinemas to be opened and operated in ADG Neighborhood centers throughout Moscow. The partners acknowledge that Russia, like all major economies, is facing significant challenges due to Covid-19. Nevertheless, the parties believe that Russia has already begun
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We're still in the early weeks of what's becoming obvious will be an extended recovery process for the domestic box office. Once again, all eyes will focus on how Christopher Nolan's Tenet holds up in its third full domestic frame (fourth if counting Canada's debut in late August).
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PRESS RELEASE The seventh weekend after the August 1st, 2020 reopening of cinemas in Russia has brought over 1.2 million moviegoers, marking the first time since the shutdown that Russian cinemas have exceeded 1 million patrons over a weekend frame, writes Russian chain Karo in a statement. These results are in line with pre-COVID market
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PRESS RELEASE QSC today announces two new audio, video, and control processors native to the Q-SYS Ecosystem: the smaller Q-SYS Core 8 Flex and Q-SYS Core Nano. Driven by the proliferation of networked endpoints and the expanding processing needs of a wider variety of spaces and topologies, the Core 8 Flex includes onboard analog audio I/O and GPIO
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Warner Bros. reports this morning that Tenet has crossed the $200 million global box office threshold through this weekend.
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Coming-of-age drama starring Eva Noblezada opens in theaters on October 9 ... Full Movie Details.
Rose, an undocumented Filipino girl, dreams of one day leaving her small Texas town to pursue her country music dreams. Her world is shattered when her mom suddenly gets picked up by immigration and Customs Enforcement. Rose, facing this new reality, is forced to flee the scene, leaving behind the only life she knows, and embarks on a journey of self-discovery as she searches for a new home in the honky tonk world of Austin, Texas.
Cloudburst Entertainment makes its theatrical debut this weekend with the political thriller Infidel opening in 1,724 theaters nationwide. New distributors often have a challenge generating revenue when they start up, even if they manage to get their films into a decent number of theaters, and doing so in the midst of a pandemic is very challenging indeed. Here’s what our model has to say about its chances, and how the market as a whole is looking in light of the soft opening for The Broken Hearts Gallery last weekend.
The theater count for Tenet is still provisional as it enters its third week at the box office, but we expect it to be about the same as last weekend, and it should remain the widest release this weekend. Making its debut this week is Cloudburst Entertainment’s Infidel, arriving in 1,724 theaters on Friday, after opening for Thursday evening previews. The Broken Hearts Gallery, added 17 locations this week, and will show in 2,221 theaters entering its second week.
Here are the numbers…
Comedy drama starring Evan Rachel Wood, Debra Winger, Gina Rodriguez, and Richard Jenkins, written and directed by Miranda July opens in theaters this Friday, September 25 ... Full Movie Details.
Low-stakes grifters, Old Dolio and her parents invite a chipper young woman into their insular clan, only to have their entire world turned upside down.
The return of major new theatrical releases in the United States is great news for the industry, but this past few days have shown just how tough it will be to recover from the effects of the pandemic. After Tenet’s seemingly not-too-good, not-too-bad opening last weekend, two studios revealed what they really thought at end of the week, with Warner Bros. pushing Wonder Woman 1984 back to December 25, and Universal shifting Candyman to sometime in 2021. Clearly business isn’t good enough (yet) to support movies that could be very profitable under normal circumstances.
Warner Bros. and Universal do earn some credit for sticking with a theatrical strategy for the films, at least for now. Disney, meanwhile, have (amongst other things) been criticized for releasing Mulan on Disney+ here in the United States, and didn’t get the best of news this weekend for their international theatrical strategy, as the film rolled out in China with a modest $23.2 million.
New numbers for Tenet, and an opening weekend estimate for The Broken Hearts Gallery also give us new insight into progress in the domestic market.
Here’s a round-up of the weekend numbers released so far.
Concert movie/documentary about the South Korean band opens in theaters on September 24 ... Full Movie Details.
The BTS World Tour: “Love Yourself: Speak Yourself” topped the Billboard Boxscore, and marked BTS as the first Korean group to perform at Wembley Stadium. The tour took place across Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, São Paulo, London, Paris, Osaka, Shizuoka, Riyadh, and Seoul. This movie travels with BTS throughout the tour, exploring each band member behind the curtain. Off stage, we see another side of BTS. The seven members begin to candidly tell personal stories they have never voiced before.
With theaters slowly reopening in North America, albeit with significant capacity restrictions, and new releases returning to theaters after a long, lonely, Summer, we thought it was time to take a look at our weekend predictions. Traditionally, these have been compiled through a combination of research and judgment, much like the predictions you’ll see on many web sites, trade publications, and newspapers. While our predictions have always stacked up well compared to everyone else, going forwards we wanted to do something that more closely embodies the ethos of The Numbers: providing objective, data-based analysis of the movie industry.
I’m pleased to announce our new weekend previews, which will be based on a model we’re developing that uses our huge database of movie box office and metadata to predict the weekend box office for movies currently playing in theaters. The prediction model debuts this week with an analysis of Sony’s The Broken Hearts Gallery, and we’ll be refining and expanding the model and predictions over the weeks to come.
Tenet is still keeping a somewhat low profile compared to other blockbuster films. We are once again not likely to see an actual theater count for this weekend until box office numbers are released, but would expect something similar to last weeks 2,810 number. Making its debut this week is Sony’s The Broken Hearts Gallery, arriving in 2,204 theaters on Friday, and playing in 1,800 theaters for previews on Thursday. The New Mutants, Unhinged, and The Personal History of David Copperfield all decrease their counts from last weekend, but are still playing wide release.
Here are the numbers…