With CLAP, cinema press officers give voice

“A blow from the club”. Robert Schlockoff has no other word to say about the confinement and closure of movie theaters on March 14. The press secretary, 40 years of profession and a long experience in fantastic cinema (he accompanied the films of Romero, Carpenter, Craven, Raimi before opening up to other genres), could not […]

“The word” culture “gradually began to serve electoral aims”

How do we understand the transition to deconfinement? What has been encountered “while” that we want to keep “after”? Release asked Said Ben Said, film producer. “Why has the word culture changed its meaning? It’s a mystery. It has nothing to do with art. One of the few messages from Franck Riester during confinement was […]

Cinema: distribution facing the confinement puzzle

On March 14, when spectators learned of the cinemas’ decree being closed until further notice, reactions from some suggested that devotees had taken the altar away. For the distributors, the shock was no less severe. There are those who had bet on maintaining the release of their film in theaters on March 11, despite the […]

Confinement: advanced VOD outputs, Netflix is ​​more successful than ever

In exceptional periods, exceptional measures. Since cinemas have been closed since mid-March, films have seen their operating window considerably reduced. The CNC, as it can do since the emergency law of March 23, 2020, has authorized 31 films to depart from the sacrosanct media chronology. Sonic, 1917, The Richard Jewell case, Birds of Prey and […]

Closing cinemas: the release of films directly on VOD in the pipes

This Wednesday 1er April, the usual film release day, cinema doors will remain closed for the third consecutive week. It is also the day when the board of directors of the National Cinema Center (CNC) will meet (virtually) to act on the new measures relating to the distribution of films not released in theaters directly […]