De Bruyn, Simon
May 2008
Inside Film;May2008, Issue 109, p010
The article highlights the panel discussion composed of film and TV product distributors in Hong Kong, China. The discussion focused on the global challenge posed by piracy. The studios want to stop piracy while the new distribution business wants to compete with piracy. It is stated that the distribution business has to adapt to consumer needs. Ross Pollack, Sony Pictures senior vice president for Asia, agreed that consumers should be offered many choices.


Related Articles

  • Panel differs on root of piracy. Hecht, John // Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;7/5/2005, Vol. 389 Issue 44, p41 

    This article reports that the film industry executives and black market vendors in Mexico City can't seem to agree on why piracy is so rampant in Mexico, yet both sides concur that it has spiraled out of control. The nation's top exhibitors, distributors and producers met in Merida, Mexico, over...

  • Kiwis team up on piracy. Drinnan, John // Variety;5/15/2006, Vol. 402 Issue 13, p18 

    The article reports on the collaboration between the New Zealand film distribution and record industry aimed at curbing piracy. The memorandum signed by the local outpost of the Motion Picture Association and the Recording Industry Association is cited. An estimate of the percentage of losses...

  • Subcinema: Theorizing Marginal Film Distribution. Lobato, Ramon // Limina;2007, Vol. 13, p113 

    Between the multiplex and the art house lays a terrain of global film culture, which is inadequately accounted for in much contemporary film theory. Piracy operations, diasporic networks, cult markets, popular video industries--circuits such as these operate outside and alongside conventional...

  • OPEN FOR BUSINESS. Kroenert, Tim; Swift, Brendan // Inside Film;Jul2010, Issue 133, p28 

    The article focuses on the push of theatrical releases in the U.S. It explores the continuous debates on the duration in releasing a film on DVD after it is shown in the cinemas. It includes the comments from Sony Pictures Releasing managing director Stephen Basil-Jones that the release should...

  • Top Spanish indie distribs unite to protect local fare.  // Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;7/13/2004, Vol. 384 Issue 36, p71 

    The demand for free and fair film distribution market here and the effect of increasing levels of DVD piracy will be the focus of a new association of independent Spanish distributors. The new organization, Associated Independent Film Distributors (DICA), comprises nearly all Spanish...

  • 'Piracy time bomb' threat to TV and film. Brech, Poppy // Marketing (00253650);9/20/2001, p6 

    Reports on a piracy risk posed by the DivX compression technology to broadcasters, producers and the film industry. Discussion of the issue at the 2001 Royal Television Society conference held in Cambridge, England; Ramifications of the arrival of DivX combined with the increased use of...

  • DOINGS DOWN UNDER. George, Sandy // Film Journal International;Oct2002, Vol. 105 Issue 10, p131 

    Reports on the proliferation of pirated film videos in Australia as of October 2002. Increase in arrests and seizure of pirated videos; Factors which led to the increase in the demand for pirated videos; Financial impact of film piracy on motion picture producers.

  • ASIA HOMEVID PIRACY STILL ON THE RISE. Groves, Don // Variety;12/2/2002, Vol. 389 Issue 3, p17 

    Reports on the growth of homevideo piracy in Asia as of December 2, 2002. Loss incurred by motion picture distributors due to video piracy; Piracy levels in several Asian countries; Comments on the inadequacy of piracy sanctions in Asian countries.

  • Piracy protection.  // Discount Store News;3/8/99, Vol. 38 Issue 5, p21 

    Discusses the threat of unauthorized distribution and piracy in the software, video and music industries. Use of watermark technology to prevent piracy; Amount of lost suffered by American movie companies due to video piracy; Need for a copy protection program for movies in digital format.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics