Emergency Podcast: Warner Bros' 2021 Movies Going Direct To HBO Max - Is This The Death Of Movie Theaters?

On the December 3, 2020 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, senior writer Ben Pearson and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to discuss what may be the single biggest piece of movie news this year.

Opening Banter: Is this the biggest film industry story of the decade?In The News:

  • Ben: Whoa: Warner Bros. to Premiere Its Entire 2021 Slate On HBO Max and In Theaters
  • Ben: What films does this include?
  • Ben: What are the terms of the exclusivity window for HBO Max?
  • Is there the possibility WB changes their mind mid year?
  • Are movie theaters dead?
  • Will they be able to put the genie back in the bottle for 2022?
  • Will other studios follow? (Disney investors meeting next week)
  • What does this mean for Christopher Nolan's relationship with WB?
  • What could this mean for backend box office deals? Streaming caused tv writers to go on strike to demand a fair stake, so could that happen again?
  • All the other stuff you need to know:

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