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Amid Film-to-Streaming Shift, Could Blindsiding Talent Become the New Normal?

When ViacomCBS chief Bob Bakish announced during an earnings call May 6 that the Mark Wahlberg movie Infinite would bypass theaters for a debut on the company’s fledgling streamer Paramount+, the CEO said the film would “create a lot of noise.” But the noise it created was the sound of angry phone calls. Wahlberg, director […]

Why Global Theatrical Windows May Emerge Stronger After COVID-19

During the novel coronavirus crisis, films like 'Trolls World Tour' bypassed theaters to go straight online. But as cinemas worldwide start to reopen, government and commercial pressure could lead to stronger and stricter theatrical windows.

Moviegoers Split Over Theater Owners’ Feud With Universal

A new survey suggests consumers are divided as to the ongoing feud between theater owners and Hollywood studios — specifically Universal Pictures — over releasing new movies simultaneously on the big screen and in the home.

Cineworld CEO Says Universal Tried to “Take Advantage” of Virus Crisis by Breaking Windows

Cineworld CEO Mooky Greidinger has claimed that Universal tried to "take advantage" of the COVID-19 crisis by breaking theatrical windows.

European Cinema Group Downplays ‘Trolls’ Sequel On-Demand Revenue

UNIC downplays the VOD success of 'Trolls World Tour,' arguing that Universal's online release was a one-off and shouldn't be used as an argument to "redesign the cinema-release model."

Universal Claims ‘Trolls World Tour’ Shattered On-Demand Record

While there are no numbers being made available, Universal said Monday that 'Trolls World Tour' scored the studio's biggest digital debut of all time over Easter weekend.

Universal Tests the Bounds of Premium On-Demand With ‘Trolls’ Sequel

"World premiere. Stream from home!" So trumpeted Fandango's homepage on Friday in touting Universal and DreamWorks Animation's 'Trolls World Tour,' which is defying tradition in launching on premium VOD versus in theaters.

Justin Timberlake, Ludwig Goransson Featured in New Episode of THR’s ‘Behind the Screen’

Justin Timberlake and Ludwig Goransson discuss their musical collaboration on 'Trolls World Tour' in a new episode of THR's 'Behind the Screen' podcast.

Justin Timberlake, Jimmy Fallon Recall Meeting at MTV Video Music Awards

Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon reminisced about becoming friends at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards during Tuesday's episode of NBC's 'The Tonight Show.'

Virus Crisis Forces Hollywood to Reckon With Collapsing Theatrical Windows

As the global coronavirus pandemic has shut down movie theaters around the world, the film business faces a potentially transformative question: Should studios hold movies for a later, indefinitely postponed theatrical release or make them available as online attractions now?

From ‘Bond’ to ‘Mulan’: All the Films Delayed Due to Coronavirus

As concerns about the coronavirus continue to upend the entertainment industry, every studio has pushed the releases of its films that were due out in the coming months.

NBCUniversal Breaks Theatrical Window, Will Make Movies Available On Demand Immediately

NBCUniversal on Monday announced its new movies from the Universal Pictures stable — including the upcoming event family movie 'Trolls World Tour' — will be made available on-demand at the same time they bow in those theaters that remain open during the coronavirus pandemic.