Hollywood Heavyweights Support Napster Founder's Screening ProjectAdded: Thursday, March 17th, 2016
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According to media reports, Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson and JJ Abrams support Napster founder's new service that would make major movies available at home on the day they hit cinemas. Despite the fact that Peter Jackson has been supporting the longstanding “theatrical window” that separates theatre release dates from home video debuts, the Hollywood director now became the backer of Sean Parker’s Screening Room service, claiming that the new technology would expand the audience for movies rather than killing off cinemas.
Peter Jackson explained that Screening Room was very carefully designed to capture an audience that does not usually go to the cinema instead of shifting it from cinema to living room. The new project respects both and is designed to support the long-term health of both exhibitors and distributors, which would ultimately result in greater sustainability for the wider movie industry itself. Other media reports cite Steven Spielberg, JJ Abrams, Ron Howard, Martin Scorsese and Frank Marshall as the backers of Screening Room as well.
Sean Parker’s new project is designed to offer films in the United States for $50, of which 40% would go to compensate theatrical distributors for their potential losses. Moreover, subscribers of Screening Room would also be offered 2 free tickets to see their purchased movie a second time on the big screen, thus aiming to boost cinemas’ concessions trade.
The project seems quite promising, and “serious interest” in it was shown by studios Universal, Fox and Sony, along with major American cinema chain AMC. Screening Room will be available on a $150 set-top box fitted with anti-piracy technology. However, Sean Parker hasn’t revealed how that anti-piracy technology will work.
Thursday, March 17th, 2016
|posted by (2016-03-17 16:13:38)|
|Typical, USA only, what about the rest of the world?|
People wonder why Aussies are such huge movie pirates, it's $15-$20 for a ticket for one adult to go see a movie, so if you have mom, dad, and two kids, that's roughly $50-$55 just for the tickets alone. Then factor in the rip off products, erm I mean concession stand, and you are not going to get much change out of $100 if any.
|I remember the SEGA channel. The games were released when they were new on the SEGA network for download from a cable network. So now there is going to be this module that is able to view newly released movies. (Why do I sense another showtime network type of set up) Okay. It is a pay-per-view system for newly released movies. Just make another pay-per-view system. I mean it works if people want to watch a 0-day movie release.|
|posted by (2016-03-17 23:56:01)|
|Huge score for Sean Parker|
|posted by (2016-03-18 01:00:43)|
|no more cams, wonder how that will effect torrents Polly make it worse if you try to downlo0ad those copy . i for one buy all most any movie i download unless it's real bad. i never keep a download etc .i don't like going to the movies either and not because of cost just hate it. this would be great for some one like me.|
|posted by (2016-03-18 04:01:24)|
|@1 Maybe where you live in australia, for me its $8-$11 for a movie ticket, with two cinemas nearby each other for extra screening choices.|
|posted by (2016-03-18 08:14:02)|
|@5 Girtalir, where is Aus can you get tickets for $8-$11 without a time machine?|
|posted by (2016-03-18 09:35:01)|
|Well that depends if you know how to jump from one cinema to the next without getting caught you can watch 2 or even 3 movies for the price of one |
|I need a screening room in my apartment. This way I'll never have to download any movies.|
|Yea like the movie industry never considered anti-piracy technology. If the guy who created napster has a piracy solution he should probably sell that.||
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