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Weekend Movie Takeaway: Will the BLM Movement Have a Lasting Impact on Film and TV?

As 2020 continues to shake up modern life in a manner not seen in some time, the business of storytelling is reshaping itself to adjust to the upheaval.

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Weekend Movie Takeaway: Films You Can View to Learn and Engage

In the weeks following George Floyd's murder at the hands of the Minneapolis police, the United States has been taking a long overdue look at the systemic racism at its core. Although screen narrative is obviously not at the center of the discussion,...

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Weekend Movie Takeaway: Drive-In Box Office Numbers are In!

As we enter an ambiguously defined period of the COVID-19 crisis—where all the talk surrounding the States “opening up” doesn’t necessarily mean we’re observing “life as we knew it” again—the situation continues to impact screen narrative in a variet...

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Weekend Movie Takeaway: Lack of Content Affecting What Gets 'Platformed'

Last week we discussed the decision ongoing narratives that take place in the “real world” have to make about factoring the quarantine period into their storyline, but that was based on the presumption that production will be up and running sometime ...

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Weekend Movie Takeaway: How The Oscars® Is Changing It Up

There can be no overstating the importance of the annual Academy Awards® in determining which scripted narratives become the most talked about in any given year. Ever since the COVID-19 crisis shut down cinemas, the lack of clarity around when they m...

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Weekend Movie Takeaway: Streaming in the Time of COVID-19

Streaming services have caused major disruptions to the world of scripted narrative since their inception. But when the realities of the COVID-19 lockdown emerged in mid-March with cinemas shuttering across the country and everyone suddenly realizing...

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Weekend Movie Takeaway: Social Media is the New Viewer Ratings

The rise of the streaming era is arguably making content more accessible, but it’s also making it more and more difficult to gauge which narratives are breaking through and connecting with audiences. This is in part due to a more nebulous aspect of s...

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Weekend Movie Takeaway: Screen Narrative In the Time of COVID-19

If COVID-19 hadn't completely upended the entertainment industry, and indeed life as we know it, right about now we would be reporting on what would've been the undoubtedly high box office takings for the latest James Bond film, No Time To Die.

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The Fast Five: Netflix’s ‘Tiger King’ Has Police Asking Questions and ‘SXSW’ Heads to Streaming

There is an unprecedented amount of entertainment being made available for home viewing now that we’re all confined to our homes. Try something new, from independent film festival movies to blockbuster HBO shows—or you can use your free time to help ...

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