Showbiz Sandbox 121: Why 3D Movie Tickets Are About To Get More Expensive
October 3, 2011
As moviegoers grow more skeptical over paying premiums to see 3D movies you would think now would be a bad time to raise ticket prices yet again. However, if Sony Pictures has their way that’s just what may happen. Last week the studio told exhibitors they would no longer pay for 3D glasses after May 2012 triggering the start of a war between studios and cinemas that may wind up hitting movie audiences right in the wallet. We take a deeper look at the history and reasons behind this ongoing dispute.
Maybe movie buffs should forego the multiplex altogether and choose to stay home with a hot new independent film. Prescreen is an innovative new movie marketing and distribution platform for filmmakers and distributors that can help you find just the right one. Shawn Bercuson, the company’s CEO, joins us to explain what Prescreen is all about.
Facebook has also gotten into the discovery game with Open Graph, a new features which allows users to share experiences with friends in realtime. Now whenever a Facebook user is listening to music on Pandora or watching a movie on Netflix it will broadcast to everyone they are connected with on Facebook. What does Facebook’s entry into media recommendation mean for existing players such as Last.fm, Spotify and Pandora?
We also cover all the week’s top entertainment news including the potential return of “Arrested Development”, Lady Gaga’s trip to Harvard and a big prize for comedian-turned-banjo player Steve Martin.
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A Deeper Look At Sony’s Battle With Exhibitors Over 3D Glasses
RealD Shares Drop 15% After Sony Decides To Stop Paying For 3D Glasses
‘3D Movies A Gimmick’ Says YouGov Survey
NBC’s Bob Greenblatt Not Rushing To Cancel Low-Rated ‘Playboy Club’ Or ‘Free Agents’
The Sad Ballad of the Sinking Social Engagement (and Ratings) of ‘Glee’
Facebook Account Now Required For Spotify Signup, And Users Aren’t Happy
Spotify Shifts Gears On Facebook Privacy
Spotify Users Jump 3.4 Million to 5.3 Million In 1 Week Thanks To Facebook
Will Facebook Music Kill Last.fm
Facebook’s Recent Changes Will Reduce SAC at Spotify and Netflix and Increase ARPU – Here’s Why
Another Indie Label Pulls From Spotify And “All You Can Eat” Digital Services
MTV Announces 2011’s O Music Awards, Again
Mitchell Hurwitz Promises An Arrested Development Movie and New TV Episodes
So Far, Sales For New DC Comics Are Super
Courtney Love To Tell All In Memoir
Starz Renews Kelsey Grammer’s ‘Boss’ Before First-Season Debut
Lady Gaga As Harvard Business School Case Study
Stephen King Officially Announces ‘Dr. Sleep,’ a Sequel to ‘The Shining’
Michael Jackson Trial App Tops Apple Store’s Charts
Adele Backtracks On ‘No Arena Shows’ Commitment
Nelson Mandela Grandkids Get Reality Show
Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers Win Top Bluegrass Prize
Andy Rooney To Step Down From His “60 Minutes” Role
Get Rewarded For Your Indie Movie Taste