A Cinematic Pioneer

Garth Drabinsky set the standard for what we consider to be a modern movie theatre experience. He is the pioneer that used the separation between theatre exhibitions and distributors to his advantage in making theatres into his own spectacular experience. Historically, theatres were considered to be palaces, beautifully decorated and a place for the kids […]

What Can Hollywood Learn From the European Model of Film Exhibition?

Cynthia Littleton’s TV on Strike: Why Hollywood Went to War over the Internet provides a rather straightforward and compelling account of the 2007 writer’s strike that stifled Hollywood. She does a fine job presenting the opposing sides—the Hollywood executives and the WGA members and supporters—and asserting their respective arguments. While reading the text I found myself associating […]