SIFTER for the Ear presents:

Paul Serwitz has made his career as a film buyer, including Regal Cinemas for 25 years and most recently, President and COO of Landmark Theatres. He’s now consulting as a distributor on a new comedy opening this weekend called Summer Camp. Paul will talk about that movie, but he’s also got lots of interesting insights into the biz of buying and distributing films.
– The difference between buying & booking a film
– The sliding scale and bidding process for film rentals
– Negotiating with film companies to get the right films in the right cinemas
– How Landmark Cinemas is different and how they coped with Covid
– Why art house theaters are suffering
On Part 2, he’ll talk about booking issues for various genres, what’s coming in 2024 and going to Oscars.

LINKS
Summer Camp trailer
Ray Bentley’s podcast about the Midnight Movies
Joe Masher podcast Part One
Joe Masher podcast Part Two
My review of Anyone But You

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    SIFTER for the Ear    May 31st, 2024

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