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Industry Report: Distribution, Exhibition and Streaming

Analysis of the European distribution and exhibition industry's problems and the subsequent design of new strategies

Industry Report: Distribution, Exhibition and Streaming
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The International Union of Cinemas unveils its annual report at CineEurope

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Europe/Spain

The International Union of Cinemas unveils its annual report at CineEurope

According to the study, 2021 was a year of recovery, but 2022 results will be pivotal for the future of cinema exhibition  

24 June 2022

Film i Väst publishes “Creative Overload”, a new report on writing and directing in the golden age of content

Industry / Market - Sweden/Europe/USA

Film i Väst publishes “Creative Overload”, a new report on writing and directing in the golden age of content

We take a look at Wendy Mitchell’s latest report on the challenges and opportunities of working in a world where the divide between theatrical features and episodic content for platforms is growing  

24 June 2022

Studiocanal acquires Dutch FilmWorks

Industry / Market - France/Belgium/Netherlands/Luxembourg

Studiocanal acquires Dutch FilmWorks

The French giant has bought a majority stake in the Dutch production and distribution outfit operating in the Benelux region  

23 June 2022

Studiocanal seals a film output deal with Scanbox Entertainment

Industry / Market - France/Finland/Denmark/Norway/Sweden/Iceland

Studiocanal seals a film output deal with Scanbox Entertainment

The agreement will see Studiocanal’s slate of movies released in the Nordic countries, including the likes of Cédric Klapisch’s Rise and Eric Lartigau’s This One Summer  

23 June 2022

KVIFF.TV becomes Karlovy Vary’s official television channel

Karlovy Vary 2022

KVIFF.TV becomes Karlovy Vary’s official television channel

The festival’s VoD platform will stream content from the upcoming edition for fans all over the globe  

20 June 2022

Anne Vierhout • Distributor, Cinema Delicatessen

“The question is whether things are still in transition or have changed permanently”

Anne Vierhout • Distributor, Cinema Delicatessen

The distributor spoke about her company’s editorial policy, the Dutch market and how her work has changed over the last two years  

17 June 2022

Creative Europe Desk Poland explores audience development in the film industry

Industry / Market - Poland

Creative Europe Desk Poland explores audience development in the film industry

The city of Warsaw has hosted a one-day conference dedicated to tools and methods for building an audience for films as well as exploring new trends in marketing  

17 June 2022

Alessandro Giacobbe • Managing Director, Academy Two

“Without regulation on media windows, buying quality films in foreign markets doesn’t make sense”

Alessandro Giacobbe • Managing Director, Academy Two

The independent cinema operator and distributor has written a letter to Italy's Minister of Culture to prevent the disappearance of movie theatres which promote quality films  

16 June 2022

Denmark approves a 6% levy on streaming services, sparks debate and chaos among the industry

Industry / Market - Denmark

Denmark approves a 6% levy on streaming services, sparks debate and chaos among the industry

Cineuropa caught up with Viaplay reps and the Danish Producers’ Association to get their insights into the divisive provision recently approved by the Danish government  

16 June 2022

Berlinale Generation hit The Quiet Girl surpasses the €600,000 mark at the British and Irish box office

Box Office - Ireland/UK

Berlinale Generation hit The Quiet Girl surpasses the €600,000 mark at the British and Irish box office

Colm Bairéad’s coming-of-age drama has already broken several records for an Irish-language film and continues to reach new heights as the highest-grossing such film in history  

14 June 2022

Frédéric Fiore • Chairman, Logical Pictures

"If we want to fund more atypical, provocative and “outstanding” content then private finance is key to this"

Frédéric Fiore • Chairman, Logical Pictures

The French group is continuing its growth, from the field of financing through to distribution, with its incorporation of The Jokers and its investment fund Logical Content Ventures  

13 June 2022

The cinema exclusivity window for Italian films is now 90 days

Industry / Market - Italy

The cinema exclusivity window for Italian films is now 90 days

The new decree is now in force and confirms the implementation of 2018’s decree with all the anticipated mechanisms in place and with the sole modification of a reduction in days from 105 to 90  

09 June 2022

Laurent Dutoit • Distributor and exhibitor, Agora Films

“It will be difficult for films such as Another Round, Nomadland or The Father to have enough theatres to be screened in”

Laurent Dutoit • Distributor and exhibitor, Agora Films

CANNES 2022: We caught up with the Swiss distributor and exhibitor to discuss why exhibitors are struggling to attract viewers back to theatres  

02 June 2022

At Cannes, experts discuss the circulation of European titles

Cannes 2022 - Marché du Film

At Cannes, experts discuss the circulation of European titles

CANNES 2022: The two-hour conference, organised by the European Audiovisual Observatory, explored in depth the figures, the challenges and the best practices behind the circulation of European films  

31 May 2022

How can France entice its audiences back to the movie theatres?

Cannes 2022

How can France entice its audiences back to the movie theatres?

CANNES 2022: The fall in attendance levels in France is no foregone conclusion, as the digitalisation of marketing and making ticket sales paper-free are just some of the directions suggested  

31 May 2022

Why are French people going to the cinema less often?

Cannes 2022

Why are French people going to the cinema less often?

CANNES 2022: The CNC has unveiled the results of an interesting qualitative analysis of the reasons why certain French viewers are not returning to the dark rooms  

31 May 2022

impACT explores the different ways to make audiences care

Cannes 2022 - Marché du Film

impACT explores the different ways to make audiences care

CANNES 2022: Trying to figure out what audience development really means and how to engage new people in a project was explored during a very lively panel  

30 May 2022

The challenges of producing for streamers in France explored at Cannes

Cannes 2022 - Marché du Film

The challenges of producing for streamers in France explored at Cannes

CANNES 2022: A case-study analysis with Netflix France and Prime Video France was organised during the Cannes Marché du Film  

30 May 2022

At Cannes, panellists discuss the relationship between festivals and sales outfits

Cannes 2022 - Marché du Film

At Cannes, panellists discuss the relationship between festivals and sales outfits

CANNES 2022: A few weeks ahead of its publication, two fest directors and two sales agents talk through the work-in-progress document they are preparing to improve the quality of their partnerships  

27 May 2022

Netflix attends a round table on French film negotiations

Cannes 2022

Netflix attends a round table on French film negotiations

CANNES 2022: The debate organised by the CNC highlighted the desire of industry professionals to continue negotiations so as to adapt to the growing change in the filmmaking business  

23 May 2022

Arthouse cinema in search of an audience

Cannes 2022

Arthouse cinema in search of an audience

CANNES 2022: The challenge of bringing audiences back after an unprecedented pandemic, which concerns the entire independent industry chain, was the focus of the debate organised by the CNC  

20 May 2022

Gaetano Maiorino • Sales agent, True Colours

“There’s still so much high-quality independent film with great commercial potential being produced”

Gaetano Maiorino • Sales agent, True Colours

We take a closer look at the work carried out by the Roman sales agency, which has established itself as a crucial reference point in the Italian and European landscape since 2016  

13 May 2022

2021 saw limited recovery of EU and UK theatrical markets, with attendance up 31.5% on 2020

Box Office - Europe/UK

2021 saw limited recovery of EU and UK theatrical markets, with attendance up 31.5% on 2020

The European Audiovisual Observatory has published its latest figures on cinemagoing, which reveal a 58% drop compared to pre-pandemic levels  

13 May 2022

Movio finds blockbusters are attracting UK cinemagoers to cinemas, but providing a diversified offering remains essential

Industry / Market - UK

Movio finds blockbusters are attracting UK cinemagoers to cinemas, but providing a diversified offering remains essential

The study highlights the huge appetite for diverse content and how certain key demographics remain underserved by the British market  

12 May 2022

New (and old) distribution opportunities for LGBTQIA+ movies in an ever-changing environment

Lovers 2022 - Lovers Goes Industry

New (and old) distribution opportunities for LGBTQIA+ movies in an ever-changing environment

The evolution of queer cinema and the need to expand audiences formed the focus of discussion at Turin’s Lovers Film Festival  

09 May 2022

Golem launches a ground-breaking sustainability campaign

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Spain

Golem launches a ground-breaking sustainability campaign

The Spanish firm is distributing Laurent Cantet’s French film Arthur Rambo as the first step in a series of actions aimed at achieving carbon-neutral emissions in the sector  

05 May 2022

Producers and streamers lean towards a more equal-footed relationship

Incontri Film Conference 2022

Producers and streamers lean towards a more equal-footed relationship

Producers and platforms exchanged views on new projects, new opportunities and the need for new rules at the 11th Meetings event  

04 May 2022

How to make European distribution greener and more sustainable?

Industry / Market - Europe

How to make European distribution greener and more sustainable?

The first Green Distribution Workshop organised by Europa Distribution saw the participants sharing their best green practices for the distribution sector  

28 April 2022

The UK's BritBox set to launch in Scandinavia on 28 April

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Sweden/Norway/Finland/Denmark/UK

The UK's BritBox set to launch in Scandinavia on 28 April

The streaming service’s rich slate of audiovisual productions will include Britbox Originals, exclusive new series and TV classics  

25 April 2022

The European Audiovisual Observatory publishes a new report on the circulation of European films on VoD platforms and in cinemas

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Europe

The European Audiovisual Observatory publishes a new report on the circulation of European films on VoD platforms and in cinemas

On a daily average, European consumers can access over 8,500 European films on VoD in their home countries, of which almost 7,000 are non-domestic European titles  

20 April 2022

Slovakian romantic films crush US blockbusters at the domestic box office

Box Office - Slovakia

Slovakian romantic films crush US blockbusters at the domestic box office

Evidently, national theatregoers’ appetite for local rom-coms, like Jakub Kroner’s And a Happy New Year 2, did not diminish during the pandemic  

19 April 2022

The final round of the UK’s Culture Recovery Fund set to rescue independent cinemas

Institutions / Legislation - UK

The final round of the UK’s Culture Recovery Fund set to rescue independent cinemas

The emergency funding, consisting of over £500,000 as part of a wider £35 million aid package, is vital to survive the crisis and bring back audiences to theatres  

04 April 2022

Carl Rijsbrack • CMO, Cinionic

“We are seeing exhibitors worldwide embrace laser projection to create unparalleled cinemagoing experiences”

Carl Rijsbrack • CMO, Cinionic

During our chat, we delved into the reasons for the present and future success of laser projection, and Cinionic’s mission to make theatrical exhibition greener  

30 March 2022

Think Data, a tool to measure streaming-platform audiences, sees the light of day

Box Office - Spain/Europe

Think Data, a tool to measure streaming-platform audiences, sees the light of day

Created by The Film Agency, it will allow independent companies to access information that is proving fundamental today, until now kept secret, manipulated or only available to a select few  

17 March 2022

Czech retro true-crime series Nineties breaks viewership records

Box Office - Czech Republic

Czech retro true-crime series Nineties breaks viewership records

The series helmed by Slovak director Peter Bebjak has become the most-watched series on Czech channels since 2004  

15 March 2022

ITV announces new streaming service ITVX

Industry / Market - UK

ITV announces new streaming service ITVX

Set to launch later this year, ITVX will be the UK’s first integrated advertising and subscription funded platform  

08 March 2022

Grégoire Bideau and Steven Tallec • Researchers, Chaire PcEn, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

“Contrary to what many feared, European works do not disappear from the Netflix homepage, even when the user chooses not to watch any European titles”

Grégoire Bideau and Steven Tallec • Researchers, Chaire PcEn, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

The two scholars recently conducted an experiment during which 20 bots watched Netflix every day for eight days and tried to gain insights into European works’ prominence on the platform  

04 March 2022

At Film O’Clock, experts discuss how to preserve cinematic heritage

Industry / Market - Romania/Lithuania/Greece/South Africa

At Film O’Clock, experts discuss how to preserve cinematic heritage

The panellists, working for institutions based in four countries, shared their experience in restoration, and organising special screenings, online initiatives and in-person exhibitions  

04 March 2022

Distributors on the Move celebrates a successful second edition

Industry / Market - Europe

Distributors on the Move celebrates a successful second edition

Europa Distribution's initiative pairing distributors from different countries to work together resumed the physical exchanges at the end of last year  

24 February 2022

Viaplay and NBCUniversal Global Distribution ink a multi-year content deal

Industry / Market - Sweden/Finland/Denmark/ Norway/Iceland/Netherlands/Poland/USA

Viaplay and NBCUniversal Global Distribution ink a multi-year content deal

The new partnership, covering more than 400 titles, will make Viaplay the exclusive streaming home of DreamWorks Animation series in all five Nordic countries, the Netherlands and Poland  

24 February 2022

At the EFM, panellists share their takeaways on the future of European film distribution

Berlinale 2022 – EFM

At the EFM, panellists share their takeaways on the future of European film distribution

BERLINALE 2022: The talk, co-hosted by Europa Distribution, came at a time of great disruption, but also of constant evolution wherein new players are set to change the future of film releasing  

21 February 2022

Cinema attendance is on the up in Poland

Box Office - Poland

Cinema attendance is on the up in Poland

In 2021, over 22 million tickets were sold for in-theatre screenings – up 5 million on 2020  

09 February 2022

Europe’s box office grew by 42% in 2021

Box Office - Europe

Europe’s box office grew by 42% in 2021

The International Union of Cinemas has published a report on the continent’s cinemagoing figures  

08 February 2022

Amazon Prime Video is now the market leader in Germany, says Ampere Analysis

Industry / Market - Germany

Amazon Prime Video is now the market leader in Germany, says Ampere Analysis

According to the London-based firm, the streaming giant overtook Netflix's lead, and the gap is expected to grow in the coming years  

03 February 2022

Local productions top the Czech annual box office for the third year in a row

Box Office - Czech Republic

Local productions top the Czech annual box office for the third year in a row

While the share of Czech productions among all films watched in theatres fell compared to 2020, national movies continued to hold a strong position at the local box office in 2021  

01 February 2022

The Nordisk Film and TV Fond asks, “What future awaits Nordic features?”

Industry / Market - Finland/Denmark/Norway/Sweden/Iceland

The Nordisk Film and TV Fond asks, “What future awaits Nordic features?”

The debate covered several key topics, including content, production volumes, and flexible funding models and distribution windows  

01 February 2022

Disney+ set to launch in 42 new countries this summer

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Europe

Disney+ set to launch in 42 new countries this summer

The streaming giant will expand its reach in Europe, launching in countries such as Greece, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria and the Czech Republic  

31 January 2022

The impact of superhero movies on the European box office

Europe

The impact of superhero movies on the European box office

European cinema group UNIC reported that Spider-Man: No Way Home earned around €93 million in UK and Ireland and €48.5 million in France  

26 January 2022

A new media chronology in France

Industry / Market - France

A new media chronology in France

The revision of film exploitation windows sees Canal+ move to six months after theatrical release, streamers to 15 or 17 months and free-to-air TV channels to 22 months  

25 January 2022

HBO enjoys major growth in the Nordics and adds over 635,000 subscribing households following Max launch

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Sweden/Denmark/Finland/Norway/USA

HBO enjoys major growth in the Nordics and adds over 635,000 subscribing households following Max launch

The new figures disclosed by Mediavision show that the streaming giant is now back in the region’s top three, with an average household penetration of just below 20%  

17 January 2022

French film earns €91.4m abroad in 2021

Box Office - France

French film earns €91.4m abroad in 2021

Despite the tricky situation for global cinemas squeezed by the pandemic, French film in all its diversity continued to circulate worldwide last year  

11 January 2022

French cinemas report 96.17 million admissions in 2021

Box Office - France

French cinemas report 96.17 million admissions in 2021

Despite strong headwinds, French cinemas achieved the best attendance figures among the various European markets  

07 January 2022

Juliette Le Baron and Alicia López Ríos  • Project manager for International Development and project developer for the UK and Ireland, filmfriend

“The platform is dedicated to libraries – primarily, public and university ones”

Juliette Le Baron and Alicia López Ríos • Project manager for International Development and project developer for the UK and Ireland, filmfriend

During our conversation, we discovered how the filmfriend platform helps public and university libraries to build a vast film catalogue  

28 December 2021

The SVoD-led production boom may come to an end earlier than expected, a report by Enders Analysis argues

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Europe

The SVoD-led production boom may come to an end earlier than expected, a report by Enders Analysis argues

The study identifies as one of the main root causes the fact that European SVoD penetration is close to plateauing  

20 December 2021

New international streaming service for Austrian movies WatchAUT launched

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Austria

New international streaming service for Austrian movies WatchAUT launched

The Austrian film-focused streamer intends to offer up to 1,500 Austrian titles in the DACH region, with plans to expand into non-German-speaking countries later on  

20 December 2021

KVIFF Group acquires Czech distributor Aerofilms

Karlovy Vary 2022

KVIFF Group acquires Czech distributor Aerofilms

The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival is launching a new distribution body aiming to span the entire Central and Eastern European region  

17 December 2021

Europa Distribution discusses releasing documentaries in times of pandemic at IDFA

IDFA 2021 - IDFA for Professionals

Europa Distribution discusses releasing documentaries in times of pandemic at IDFA

The network of distributors presented several case studies at the Dutch festival  

09 December 2021

Proyecto Viridiana is born

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Spain

Proyecto Viridiana is born

The project stems from a group of Spanish exhibitors and their need to successfully bolster the programming of European-produced titles in theatres  

02 December 2021

Industry experts analyse the opportunities and the challenges brought about by the surge in VoD services in the Nordic countries

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Sweden/Norway/Denmark/Finland

Industry experts analyse the opportunities and the challenges brought about by the surge in VoD services in the Nordic countries

The NAGRA Kudelski webinar saw five panellists discussing audience engagement strategies, growth drivers, consumption trends and marketing content within the regional and international context  

02 December 2021

Christian Bräuer • President, CICAE

“Each arthouse cinema is a little star, but together, they are like the Milky Way – you can’t ignore them”

Christian Bräuer • President, CICAE

Cineuropa talked to the managing director of Yorck-Kino GmbH and the president of CICAE about the sixth European Arthouse Cinema Day, which took place earlier this month  

26 November 2021

Ampere Analysis’s Rahul Patel talks SVOD's internationalisation of popular TV shows and movies

Black Nights 2021 - Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event

Ampere Analysis’s Rahul Patel talks SVOD's internationalisation of popular TV shows and movies

At TV Beats, the expert delved into the most recent market trends and explained how global streaming platforms are changing consumption and pushing for the production of more non-US content  

24 November 2021

TV Beats explores the current state of local language content and how to internationalise it

Black Nights 2021 - Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event

TV Beats explores the current state of local language content and how to internationalise it

The four speakers discussed how to position features and series shot in local languages in the rapidly evolving market, at the Black Nights industry event  

23 November 2021

Adelaida Afilipoaie  • Researcher, imec-SMIT-VUB

“The results reinforce existing discrepancies between large and small markets”

Adelaida Afilipoaie • Researcher, imec-SMIT-VUB

The researcher explained how the production and distribution of Netflix Originals are transforming the European streaming landscape  

16 November 2021

The CNC creates a "Selective Platforms Fund"

Industry / Market - France

The CNC creates a "Selective Platforms Fund"

An experimental support fund has been launched for the production of French independent audiovisual works exclusively pre-financed by non-European platforms  

10 November 2021

Miguel Morales • President, ADICINE

“We are striving to keep independent films in the theatres”

Miguel Morales • President, ADICINE

We chatted to the Spanish producer and distributor to get the low-down on MERCI Sevilla, the Independent Film Market founded as an integral part of the 18th edition of the southern Spanish festival  

09 November 2021

Industry reps wrestle with the Gordian knot of funding and media chronology in France

ARP Film Meetings 2021

Industry reps wrestle with the Gordian knot of funding and media chronology in France

Doubts over Canal+ within the context of streaming platforms’ entry into the funding system and over media chronology windows form the focus of a heated debate at the ARP Film Meetings  

08 November 2021

European distributors discuss the post-Covid era at the MIA Market

MIA 2021

European distributors discuss the post-Covid era at the MIA Market

Europa Distribution’s annual conference pointed at quality, flexibility, collaboration and innovation as the main aspects to work on during this crucial moment  

04 November 2021

French films occupy an increasingly strong position on SVoD platforms worldwide

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - France

French films occupy an increasingly strong position on SVoD platforms worldwide

We look at the main teachings from a study unveiled by UniFrance analysing the presence of French cinema feature films in 2021 on 81 platforms and in 48 territories  

26 October 2021

HBO Max expands into seven new territories, and unveils its pricing and a new 45-day theatrical-to-streaming window

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Europe

HBO Max expands into seven new territories, and unveils its pricing and a new 45-day theatrical-to-streaming window

During the initial phase of its European rollout, the streaming giant will go live in the Netherlands, Turkey, Greece, Iceland and the three Baltic republics in 2022  

06 October 2021

Europa Cinemas’ brand-new Collaborate to Innovate scheme backs 15 projects

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Europe

Europa Cinemas’ brand-new Collaborate to Innovate scheme backs 15 projects

The initiative will support efforts that will have a real impact on the film sector, promote the circulation of European films and increase competitiveness  

05 October 2021

NENT Group sells 12 production labels to Fremantle

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Denmark/Finland/Norway/Sweden/USA

NENT Group sells 12 production labels to Fremantle

The agreement covers one studio based in Denmark, three in Finland, six in Norway and two in Sweden  

04 October 2021

Amazon launches ad-based streaming service IMDb TV in the UK

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - UK/USA

Amazon launches ad-based streaming service IMDb TV in the UK

The ad-supported platform will feature a rich library of classics along with IMDb TV originals, such as the docuseries Luke Bryan: My Dirt Road Diary and Moment of Truth  

30 September 2021

Largest IMAX in the world set to open in Germany

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Germany

Largest IMAX in the world set to open in Germany

The record-breaking screen is about to open in Leonberg and will host the highly anticipated premiere of the latest instalment in the James Bond saga, No Time to Die  

29 September 2021

Europa Distribution discusses the “new normal” for independent film distribution in San Sebastián

San Sebastián 2021 – San Sebastián Industry

Europa Distribution discusses the “new normal” for independent film distribution in San Sebastián

According to the participants, for independent distributors this pandemic was yet another test to prove their readiness in facing challenging changes  

28 September 2021

NENT Group’s streaming service Viaplay set to expand into five new markets by 2023

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Sweden

NENT Group’s streaming service Viaplay set to expand into five new markets by 2023

The Nordic platform is due to launch in the UK, Canada, Germany, Austria and Switzerland, aiming to reach 12 million subscribers by the end of 2025  

22 September 2021

Streaming services must now contribute towards the funding of Swiss cinema

Industry / Market - Switzerland

Streaming services must now contribute towards the funding of Swiss cinema

4% of their turnover in Switzerland must be reinvested in Swiss cinema, which stands to benefit from an extra 18 million francs  

20 September 2021

How can Nordic films reach an international audience?

Haugesund 2021 - New Nordic Films

How can Nordic films reach an international audience?

The circulation and promotion of Scandinavian films is the focus of an Europa Distribution panel at Haugesund’s New Nordic Films  

14 September 2021

HBO Max to launch in Europe on 26 October

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Europe

HBO Max to launch in Europe on 26 October

The first countries to gain access to HBO Max are the Nordics and Spain, with Eastern and Central Europe and Portugal following as part of its phased global roll-out  

09 September 2021

The European VoD market still has plenty of room for expansion, say the experts at Venice

Venice 2021 - Venice Production Bridge

The European VoD market still has plenty of room for expansion, say the experts at Venice

VENICE 2021: At the conference hosted by the Venice Production Bridge, industry players discussed recent VoD growth trends and the main challenges faced by distributors, rights holders and streamers  

06 September 2021

In CICAE’s view, the arthouse sector’s main challenge in 2021 is still bringing viewers back to theatres

Venice 2021 – Venice Production Bridge

In CICAE’s view, the arthouse sector’s main challenge in 2021 is still bringing viewers back to theatres

VENICE 2021: The panel, entitled “Strategies for the Arthouse Industry in the Post-pandemic Era”, was held in the Hotel Excelsior’s Spazio Incontri on 3 September  

04 September 2021

Comcast and ViacomCBS join forces to launch SkyShowtime in Europe

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Europe/USA

Comcast and ViacomCBS join forces to launch SkyShowtime in Europe

The streaming service will offer content from Nickelodeon, Paramount+ and Sky, among other providers  

24 August 2021

At Sarajevo, industry panelists explore alternative models of distribution

Sarajevo 2021 - CineLink Industry Days

At Sarajevo, industry panelists explore alternative models of distribution

The talk, moderated by producer Paula Alvarez Vaccaro, took place online on 16 August  

20 August 2021

Sarajevo invites producers and funders to discuss fair practice in the ecosystem involving streamers and content creators

Sarajevo 2021 - CineLink Industry Days

Sarajevo invites producers and funders to discuss fair practice in the ecosystem involving streamers and content creators

The talk, held virtually during this year’s CineLink Industry Days, was moderated by EPC’s Managing Director Alexandra Lebret  

17 August 2021

ViacomCBS joins forces with Sky to launch Paramount+ in Europe

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - UK/Ireland/Italy/Germany/Switzerland/Austria

ViacomCBS joins forces with Sky to launch Paramount+ in Europe

The premium streaming service will be available in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Austria in 2022  

10 August 2021

The UK’s Independent Cinema Office launches The Cinema of Ideas

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - UK

The UK’s Independent Cinema Office launches The Cinema of Ideas

The new collaborative film platform will give independent cinemas the opportunity to enrich their programme offer through an extra virtual screen  

06 August 2021

SF Studios seals a new distribution deal with Paramount Pictures

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Sweden/USA

SF Studios seals a new distribution deal with Paramount Pictures

The Swedish production and distribution outfit will manage the American studio’s Blu-ray and DVD home entertainment products in the Nordic market  

28 July 2021

Could an agreement be on the cards on the subject of French media chronology?

Cannes 2021

Could an agreement be on the cards on the subject of French media chronology?

CANNES 2021: Seemingly close to concluding, final negotiations between industry professionals and streaming platforms based in France formed the focus of a CNC debate  

12 July 2021

At Cannes, experts assess the export potential of French films

Cannes 2021

At Cannes, experts assess the export potential of French films

CANNES 2021: The round-table, organised by the CNC, saw the participation of five prestigious speakers repping festivals, exhibitors, distributors and sales agents  

10 July 2021

Fragmentation, consolidation and curation: what future awaits content streaming?

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Monaco

Fragmentation, consolidation and curation: what future awaits content streaming?

The panel, organised by the inaugural edition of the Monaco Streaming Film Festival and entitled “The Future of Content Streaming”, was held on 6 July  

07 July 2021

A jam-packed Marché du Film awaits European arthouse distributors

Cannes 2021 - Marché du Film

A jam-packed Marché du Film awaits European arthouse distributors

While the festival readies its red carpet, five distributors share their takes on this year’s physical event and their editorial strategies following the reopening of cinemas  

29 June 2021

Anke van Diejen and Noortje van de Sande  • Managing directors, Picl

“By watching Picl, you directly support your favourite movie theatre and independent cinema”

Anke van Diejen and Noortje van de Sande • Managing directors, Picl

During our conversation, Picl’s managing directors talked us through their model of flexible digital distribution for newly released titles  

25 June 2021

Netflix to reach almost 67 million subscribers in Europe this year, topping 86.2 million by 2026

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - USA/Europe

Netflix to reach almost 67 million subscribers in Europe this year, topping 86.2 million by 2026

The Los Gatos-based streaming giant’s growth trend in Europe continues, driven in part by the increased consumption levels recorded in Eastern European countries  

25 June 2021

Yves Blösche  • Distributor, Filmcoopi Zürich

“We need to face new ways of communication from a local and worldwide perspective”

Yves Blösche • Distributor, Filmcoopi Zürich

The Managing Partner at the Swiss distribution company discusses its distribution and marketing strategies  

15 June 2021

Michel Zana  • Distributor, Dulac Distribution

“In order to overcome this period, we need long-term financial backing, as well as more flexibility on existing funds”

Michel Zana • Distributor, Dulac Distribution

The head of distribution of the French company shares his views on the country’s market and the specific Covid-recovery measures  

10 June 2021

Marc Putman  • Project coordinator, UxP

“We’re working on a WordPress for VoD platforms”

Marc Putman • Project coordinator, UxP

During our discussion, we found out more about UxP’s mission to save European independent VoD platforms time and money through the development of a useful new tool  

09 June 2021

Alexis Mas  • Distributor, Condor Distribution

“Arthouse cinema is not a niche in France, it is a real industry”

Alexis Mas • Distributor, Condor Distribution

The CEO of the French company shares how his particular approach as an independent distributor was affected by the situation in 2020 and the first half of 2021  

01 June 2021

European sales agents discuss the challenges of selling arthouse titles during COVID-19

Industry / Market - Europe

European sales agents discuss the challenges of selling arthouse titles during COVID-19

Entitled “Which Films Still Travel?”, the talk formed part of the Producers on the Move programme organised by the European Film Promotion  

26 May 2021

Florent Bugeau  • Distributor, Rezo Films

“The most important thing is to help companies stay alive after the pandemic”

Florent Bugeau • Distributor, Rezo Films

The head of sales and acquisitions of the French company talks about his concerns about the situation of the cinemas after having reopened  

25 May 2021

Alan R. Milligan and Olivier Affre • CEO and Operating Partner, White Rabbit/Embrace the Fans (EZF)

“We believe that the future isn't in platforms, the future is viral”

Alan R. Milligan and Olivier Affre • CEO and Operating Partner, White Rabbit/Embrace the Fans (EZF)

The groundbreaking project is set to exploit P2P's huge potential to empower the film industry  

19 May 2021

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