Amanda and Alex take on the annual rite of end of summer doom and gloom stories about the box office to explore whether the domestic box office is a meaningful measure of anything for different sectors of the film industry. We also talk MoviePass and what it might tell us about new strategies in exhibition.
This is the last of four special episodes recorded at the Future of Digital Media Businesses Symposium hosted by the University of Michigan. In this episode, Dan Herbert, Associate Professor in the Department of Screen Arts and Cultures at the University of Michigan explores how digitization has affected the film industry.
Film and media scholar Dan Herbert joins Amanda and Alex to try to sort out the difference between television and film as these distinctions grow blurrier.
Amanda and Alex consider what the box office weakness of summer sequels means and considers changes in film distribution, film marketing, and uses big data.