Closing Windows?

Digital Media Law

There's usually an exclusive DVD window before the pay-per-view release, with the window averaging 37 days this year, up from 32 days last year, says research firm SNL Kagan. Tags: home video release windows PPV residuals Interesting email from my satellite company today. DirecTV urges me to order Julie & Julia on PPV.

Careful What You Wish For: Are TIDAL, Beyoncé and Kanye getting smeared?

Music Technology Policy

Of course, we understand that short promotional exclusives are common and we don’t have an absolute policy against them, but we definitely think the best practice for everybody is wide release.” So TIDAL stands accused of the crimes of success derived from exclusively releasing new tracks by two of the biggest artists in the world that were available–heinously–on a subscription service.

Broken Windows

DealFatigue

Studio executives ] insist that they need their windows. As technology improves, the lines of each traditional distribution window are blurring and will be replaced with something more akin to what Fred is advocating.

Broken Windows

DealFatigue

Studio executives] insist that they need their windows. As technology improves, the lines of each traditional distribution window are blurring and will be replaced with something more akin to what Fred is advocating.

Broken Windows

DealFatigue

Studio executives] insist that they need their windows. As technology improves, the lines of each traditional distribution window are blurring and will be replaced with something more akin to what Fred is advocating.

DOMESTIC DISTRIBUTION PART II

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

If a domestic distributor is willing to take the plunge and release a film theatrically, it will almost always insist on securing ancillary rights for home video and television media. A theatrical release, even for a hit film, often generates less revenue than its costs because of the substantial expense for prints and advertising (P & A): a 35 mm print costs $1200 to $1500. Thus, a major studio releasing a film on 4,000 screens will spend $6 million dollars.