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Luci Marzola
I just want to know who was lobbying for this and why it was deemed a priority. Do the five remaining studios really need block booking deals? So bizarre and likely to have serious long-term ramifications.
Makan Delrahim argued that the landmark decrees separating production from distribution are outdated in the modern age.
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Luci Marzola Nov 18
Replying to @lucimarz
What was really needed was to reevaluate distribution and exhibition so they include internet providers and streaming services - so one company could produce films, provide internet (or devices), and streaming service. They went the other way.
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Luci Marzola Nov 18
Replying to @lucimarz
Instead they've opened the door to your local theater exclusively showing Disney (or some other studio) products. If theaters want the latest Star Wars or Avengers they might be compelled to give all their screens to dog movie sequels and whatever else their studio overlord says.
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Luci Marzola Nov 18
Replying to @lucimarz
This is about more than movie theatres. Even in the 40s the govt knew distribution and exhibition could be more. That’s why they wouldn’t let the studios own tv networks.
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