HMV’s new owner Doug Putman will give a keynote interview at the Entertainment Retailers Association 2019 AGM on September 18 at Dolby, Soho Square, London between 9.30am – 12.30pm.
Entertainment Retailers Association CEO Kim Bayley speaks to Christopher Barrett about the way ERA’s retailers are addressing home entertainment sales decline via initiatives such as Project 2020, the need for more cross-category promotions and how the sector can be greener.
Hollywood studios need to engage deeply with streaming services, rather than go “toe to toe” with them, according to Film Distributors’ Association (FDA) President Lord David Puttnam.
Netflix has adopted a quick-release or “surprise drop” marketing strategy for blockbuster unscripted A-list comedies such as Amy Schumer and Trevor Noah’s stand-up shows, and concerts such as Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ Tour, according to Ampere Analysis.
In the second of a series of three features exploring the evolving children’s video sector, Christopher Barrett finds leading independent distributors are concentrating on recognisable properties for commercial success.