Amazon Studios Looks To Year Ahead At CinemaCon
April 3, 2017
When thousands of film industry professionals descended on Las Vegas last week for the National Association of Theatre Owners' annual trade show, CinemaCon, there was bound to be some anxiety around the growth of at-home streaming and its effects on the traditional movie-going experience. Amazon Studios, fresh from awards season with numerous trophies to show for it, wanted theatre owners to rest assured: “Our Amazon Prime customers want to see great movies, and great movies play in theaters.”
That’s what Jason Ropell, VP Worldwide Motion Pictures, told the audience at Amazon’s panel on March 30. Ropell touched on Amazon’s recent success—“[last year at CinemaCon] we had one movie … and now we have released 15 films”—and exciting releases on the horizon, including Richard Linklater’s Last Flag Flying, slated for fall release; and The Big Sick, from comic husband-and-wife team Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon, which got major buzz at Sundance this year.
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