UK's This Way Up Conference Targets Independent Exhibitors

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In this week’s episode of The Boxoffice Podcast, Daniel Loria and Jesse Rifkin discuss the weekend’s box office results and the biggest headlines from the movie theater industry. Cineworld shows signs of recovery as Cinemark registers its best performance for a Netflix title at the box office in their circuit.

In the feature segment, Rebecca talks to Film Hub NI Manager Hugh Odling Smee about the upcoming This Way Up Conference 2021 and the UK film industry’s tremendous effort to bring independent cinemas together to discuss relevant topics including accessibility, diversity, and inclusion.

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What to Listen For

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 02:12 Cineworld exceeds its 2019 figures
  • 03:26 Cinemark’s best performing Netflix title, Red Notice
  • 05:37 Will Rogers’ names its first female president
  • 06:23 Eternals stays on the top spot in its second week
  • 08:43 New title releases this weekend
  • 10:52 Upcoming film releases next week
  • 14:14 Bringing independent cinemas together to discuss multiple issues
  • 16:55 Huge focus on film criticism
  • 20:16 The issue on accessibility
  • 23:15 Awareness around being more transparent about the industry’s best practices
  • 26:24 Diversity and inclusion is a work on progress for many organizations
  • 27:08 Online and offline access to the TWU Conference 2021

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