Entertainment Warner Bros to release 2021 films on streaming service and in cinemas on same day

16:50  05 december  2020
16:50  05 december  2020 Source:   uk.finance.yahoo.com

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Warner Bros has announced that all of its 2021 films will be released online the same day they are released in cinemas . Films such as Tom and Warner Bros isn't the only film company to release movies online. Disney put out its live action remake of Mulan on its streaming service Disney+ earlier

Warner Bros will release all of its 2021 films , including Dune and The Matrix 4, online on the same day they hit cinemas . The move to put such major blockbusters straight on streaming service HBO Max is another blow to the struggling cinema industry, which has largely closed as a result of the

Cinemas have been dealt another major blow as Warner Bros revealed it will release all 2021 films on its streaming platform and in movie theatres on the same day.

a sign above a store: People enter a Cineworld cinema following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) near Manchester, Britain, October 4, 2020. REUTERS/Phil Noble People enter a Cineworld cinema following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) near Manchester, Britain, October 4, 2020. REUTERS/Phil Noble

The studio previously announced it would release Wonder Woman 1984 on HBO Max and in cinemas on Christmas Day, but will now extend this to its full slate of films next year.

The move puts additional pressure on the already COVID-struck cinema industry, which has had to close its doors to the public this year as people stayed at home to curb the spread of the virus.

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WARNER BROS is set to release all its 2021 movies on US streaming service HBO Max on the same day as in cinemas , but what does this This means that subscribers to the US streaming service will have automatic access to some of next year’s biggest blockbusters from Dune and The Suicide

Warner Bros . will release 17 films , including "The Warner Bros . will release 17 films , including "The Matrix 4" and "Dune" to its streaming service for a full month alongside theatrical releases . The studio already had planned on doing the same with "Wonder Woman 1984" on December 25 as

Warner Bros said the plan was in response to the "unprecedented times" of the outbreak, and that the company needed to find “creative solutions”.

Ann Sarnoff, chair and chief executive of WarnerMedia Studios and Networks Group, said: “We know new content is the lifeblood of theatrical exhibition, but we have to balance this with the reality that most theatres in the US will likely operate at reduced capacity throughout 2021.

"With this unique one-year plan, we can support our partners in exhibition with a steady pipeline of world-class films, while also giving moviegoers who may not have access to theatres, or aren't quite ready to go back to the movies, the chance to see our amazing 2021 films.”

She added: “We see it as a win-win for film lovers and exhibitors, and we're extremely grateful to our filmmaking partners for working with us on this innovative response to these circumstances.”

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Warner Bros . have taken the decision to release all of their 2021 movies simultaneously in cinemas and Ann Sarnoff, the CEO of Warner Bros ., explained that the lack of capacity at cinemas in 2021 has played a These are the films that will be released simultaneously in cinemas and HBO in 2021

AT&T's Warner Bros . announced Thursday that all of its films scheduled to launch in 2021 will be released on HBO Max at the same time they are Disney has also experimented with launching a blockbuster movie directly on streaming . Earlier this year, Disney released "Mulan" on Disney+ as a

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Under the plan, films such as the new Matrix sequel, Dune and The Suicide Squad, will only show on HBO Max for a month but will continue to be shown in cinemas. HBO Max is not yet available in the UK.

Odeon owner AMC said it was in “urgent talks” with the studio. It accused Warner Bros of subsidising HBO Max by its move: "We will do all in our power to ensure that Warner does not do so at our expense. We will aggressively pursue economic terms that preserve our business.

"We have already commenced an immediate and urgent dialogue with the leadership of Warner on this subject."

A number of blockbuster films such as Marvel’s Black Widow, Disney’s Mulan and the latest movie in the James Bond franchise No Time To Die, faced delays this year.

The 25th Bond film was initially due to be released in cinemas in April 2020 but was then pushed back until November. Beverly Hills-based MGM later postponed it until April next year.

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Warner Brothers has announced that their 2021 slate of releases , including The films will still receive a standard theatrical release internationally. The studio then decided to release tentpole sequel Wonder Woman 1984 on HBO Max on Christmas Day as well as in cinemas where available.

Warner Bros will release its 2021 films - including Matrix 4 and Dune - in cinemas Warner Bros . announced Thursday that all 17 of its 2021 film slate will stream on HBO Max at the same time The movies will be available to subscribers on AT&T's video streaming service to view at no extra cost

Meanwhile, Disney’s live-action remake of Mulan was released on the company’s streaming service instead of in cinemas earlier this year. The film debuted in September at a cost of $29.99 (£22.31) per customer, and only played in theatres in countries that did not have launch plans for Disney+.

In October Cineworld (CINE.L), Britain’s biggest cinema chain, announced plans to temporarily close its doors in the UK and its Regal cinemas in the US, on the back of the film delays. The move affected around 45,000 staff, including cleaners and security personnel.

Cineworld shares fell 15% on Friday in reaction to Warner Bros’ statement.

graphical user interface, chart: Cineworld shares fell 15% in reaction to Warner Bros’ statement. © Provided by Yahoo! Finance UK Cineworld shares fell 15% in reaction to Warner Bros’ statement.

A month later cinema operator Everyman Media Group (EMAN.L) appointed financial advisers to help steer it through talks with landlords as it reels from the devastation caused by coronavirus.

The company has drafted in FTI Consulting to help it in talks during the coming months.

Everyman, which has a total of 35 sites and still plans to open eight more, raised £17.5m ($23m) from a share placing in April in an attempt to strengthen its balance sheet.

Everyman chairman Paul Wise said in a letter to staff in October that the coronavirus pandemic had created a “temporary shortage of available work” and there was a need to “lay off 400 of our venue team members across the estate”.

“By making use of lay off, we are able to avoid considering further redundancies at this time and keep more people in employment,” the letter said.

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