Kerensa Samanidis from the BFI, Phil Mordecai from Curzon Home Cinema, Marnie Watson from Wuaki.tv and Efe Cakarel from MUBI come together to give us a short history on simultaneous theatrical and VOD release. They’ll discuss whether VOD services should begin to explore day and date release as part of their overall content acquisition strategy, if so how this offering can be marketed and promoted and what effect, if any, this might have on the future of cinema.
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