Warner Bros HBO Max Deal

When news broke that Warner Bros. Pictures was choosing to give their entire roster of 2021 movies a hybrid release in theaters and on HBO Max, we knew it was going to be one of the biggest Hollywood stories in years. Not only is it rubbing major filmmakers and major movie theater chains the wrong way, but independent cinema owners aren’t happy either. However, they’re being a little more diplomatic about how they choose to condemn the studio’s “questionable decision.”

The Independent Cinema Alliance, a group of privately owned movie theaters operating in North America, have released an official statement reacting to Warner Bros.’ new deal with HBO Max. Needless to say, they’re “disappointed” in this latest development, and they’re imploring the studio to rethink their approach for the sake of movie theaters. Read More »