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Ep. 144 Survey Says People Prefer Going To Theaters vs. VOD

  • Paramount Pictures has signed a deal with Will Smith and Kevin Hart to remake the comedy classic Trains Planes and Automobiles.

  • Cardi B had a one on one with Joe Biden and then made bigger news when she got into a back and forth with Tiger King documentary star Carol Baskins

  • Tig Notaro is replacing Chris D’Elia in Zack Snyder’s Army of The Dead

Ever since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle moved to California earlier this year, rumors have swirled that they had a plan to gain a foothold in Hollywood. They now seem to be taking steps to do that. According to sources, the couple has been quietly shopping an idea for a project around town, Variety has learned.

In July, AMC Theaters and Universal Pictures rocked the industry with their historic deal to collapse the traditional 90-day theatrical window to as little as 17 days before offering first-run features on premium VOD. In an exclusive new survey from Performance Research in partnership with Full Circle Research, nearly twice as many people said that they would wait for the full 90-days to see a must-see movie at home than expressed a desire to see it first in a theater. According to the survey, only 12% said they would definitely see a movie in a theater first if there was a 90-day wait to watch it at home on premium VOD (at a $20 price point). Another 15% said they would probably watch first in a theater. By contrast, 21% said they would probably wait to watch at home, and 23% said they would definitely wait.

Even Nominees Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon Are Confused About the 2020 Emmys. While we do know Jimmy Kimmel will return as host and the now-virtual show will once again air on ABC, that's as far as the confirmed details go at this point, leaving nominees like Witherspoon and Washington wondering what they'll be doing on their end. While both stars have a chance of accepting an Emmy Award come next month, how they would is a different question.


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