Future of MENA cinema market panel 2019

Dubai: META Cinema Forum to cover Africa for first hybrid event

META Cinema Forum, the biggest cinema conference in the Middle East and Africa, is to go ahead as a hybrid event for its third edition from October 27-28. The event, previously known as the MENA Cinema Forum, has also been retitled to reflect its coverage of the entire African continent following a pact with the Pan African Film Consortium (it previously only covered North Africa). The two-day conference will maintain a physical presence at Dubai’s VOX Cinemas, where exhibition executives from the region will deliver presentations and participate in panel…

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UK data identifes cities most impacted by 10pm curfew

CITIES IMPACTED MOST BY THE 10PM CURFEW Last month, Boris Johnson announced a raft of new nationwide restrictions in a bid to stem the increase in new COVID cases, including a 10pm curfew at hospitality businesses. Thousands of leisure venues have been affected, with some big cities seeing clusters of units shut down at curfew time. Our latest visualisation shows how different cities across the UK are being impacted, highlighting the number of units of hospitality categories for each location. Click the button below for a closer look… … visit…

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“A slow death”, as pandemic deals “climactic punch” to Mumbai cinemas

Single-screen theatres were struggling even before Covid appeared on the scene. As per the FICCI-EY report on India’s Media and Entertainment sector published in March, the revenue of single-screen theatres, down from 6,651 to 6,327 in numbers, fell from Rs 6,000 crore in 2018 to Rs 5,300 crore in 2019. “The decline was fuelled by the continuing shutdown of single screens, primarily in the Hindi heartland, as films continued to be created for upper class/ multiplex audiences,” it noted. The subsequent lockdown has come as the climactic punch. With cinemas…

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