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Alien: Covenant | SXSW Film Festival 2017 – Austin, TX

20th Century Fox is taking you back to the original terror that taught us in space no one can hear you scream. Join director Ridley Scott with Michael Fassbender and Danny McBride to re-experience the original 1979 film and catch a sneak peek of their new film “Alien: Covenant” that will be in theaters May 19, 2017.

Source: SXSW 2017

The Best Movies You Didn’t See in 2016

In terms of box office gross, 2016 is shaping up to be one of the most profitable years in movie history. As of Dec. 11, the cumulative box office gross for the year has surpassed $10 billion, outpacing 2015 by 3.9 percent.

Source: PrettyFamous

Digital Movie Revenue at Home to Reach $2 Billion by 2018

Growth in digital video subscriptions, rentals and purchases will hold total consumer revenue from traditional home entertainment sources steady. According to IHS, digital purchases are set to grow by 75 percent between 2013 and 2017. In terms of worldwide consumer revenue, IHS forecasts that digital movie purchases will reach $2 billion by 2018.

via IHS

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Movie Produced by UK Film Crews

Following the global blockbuster franchise of Iron Man and the rest of the Avengers including Thor and Captain America, Marvel now presents its new team – the Guardians of the Galaxy.  The movie was filmed at Shepperton Studios and Longcross Studios in the South East and the scene including the flaming wreckage of an aircraft was filmed at Tilsley Farm in Bramley, Surrey.

via Creative England

Movie Producer Revenue will Reach $76.4 Billion in 2018

Worldwide revenue earned by movie producers from online and offline distribution will increase from $62.7 billion to $76.4 billion between 2014 and 2018. That is a healthy 18% increase.

Global online distribution of movies is expected to grow from 5.6% of revenues in 2014 to 16.6% in 2018.

via nScreenMedia

Transmedia: Exploring Three ‘Planet of the Apes’ Short Films

Twentieth Century Fox has partnered with Vice Media’s Motherboard to release three short films documenting what happened during the 10 years that have passed between “Rise” and “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.”

The “Before the Dawn” short films will show fans what happened during that decade, which led to mankind’s descent into destruction.

via Variety

Entertainment & Media Spending will Reach $2.3 Trillion by 2018

PwC forecasts that global Entertainment & Media spending is expected to rise from $1.8 trillion in 2013 to $2.3 trillion by 2018, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5 percent. The U.S. remains the largest E&M market, growing at a 4.8 percent CAGR and reaching $724 billion by 2018, from $573 billion in 2013.

Globally, digital E&M spending will grow at a 12.2 percent CAGR between 2013 and 2018 and account for 65 percent of global entertainment and media spending growth by 2018.

via PwC