‘1917’ Movie Released on Christmas Day 2019
1917: At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield and Blake, are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers — Blake’s own brother among them.
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The U.S. Cross-Platform Media Landscape Trends in 2016
The lines between desktop, mobile, TV and film are beginning to blur as the various platforms are often more distinguished by differences in use case than by the underlying technology.
North American Cinemas Raise Prices as the Audience Shrinks
Movie viewers in North America are frequenting the theater less often. According to research for the MPAA, box office revenues in the U.S. and Canada fell 5% in 2014 to $10.4 billion. Meanwhile, the number of tickets sold declined 6% to 1.27 billion.
‘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.
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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.
D-DAY Normandy 1944 – a Day of Memory, a Duty of Gratitude
June 6, 1944: The largest Allied operation of World War II began in Normandy, France. For the first time ever on giant screens, “D-Day: Normandy 1944” provides a new perspective to audiences of all ages of this monumental event that changed the world.
Narrated by Tom Brokaw, the film pays tribute to those who gave their lives for our freedom… A duty of memory, a duty of gratitude.
Transmedia: Circa 1948 at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival
Circa 1948 is a Storyworld featuring an interactive art app for iPad and iPhone, an interactive installation and an interactive photo essay co-created by internationally renowned artist Stan Douglas and the award winning NFB Digital Studio.
Discover two vibrant communities struggling through a time of unforgiving change.
Global Movie Producer Revenue will Reach $76.4 billion by 2018
The online movie market involves the distribution of full-length feature films over the internet. From 2014 to 2018 the revenue earned by movie producers worldwide from online and offline distribution will increase from $62.7 billion to $76.4 billion, or by nearly 18%.
Revenues derived from online distribution will increase from 5.6% of total revenues in 2014 to 16.6% in 2018.
Online Distribution for Indie Film Producers is Very Problematic
While the App Store has helped Indie game and software developers make billions collectively selling their apps, iTunes hasn’t had the same effect for independent filmmakers.
For all the excitement that people had about the long tail. it’s proven remarkably easy for large rights holders to flood it with their own back-catalogue.
British Creative Industries are Worth £71.4B to the UK Economy
The UK’s creative Industries, which includes the film, television and music industries, are now worth £71.4 billion per year to the UK economy — generating just over £8 million pounds an hour.
It grew by almost 10% in 2012, outperforming all other sectors of UK industry. Accounted for 1.68 million jobs — that’s 5.6 percent of UK jobs.
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