Business-Economics of the Industry

State of the Giant Screen Industry, Q3 2023

A follow-up to the versions conducted in August 2022, October 2021, March 2021, and August 2020. As with the previous versions, the key contact at current and recently lapsed GSCA member organizations from all sectors of the industry (theaters, production, distribution, and related businesses) received the survey. Results of this Q3 2023 update were compiled and presented by GSCA staff during the GSCA Member Meeting held on October September 25, 2023, via Zoom. Download Presentation PDF

By |2023-12-06T17:44:24+00:00November 20th, 2023|

New Models for the New Normal

Fundraising of film production budgets and distribution marketing will become increasingly more challenging in the competitive, post-COVID environment. Investors require ROI, but well-aligned sponsors present a unique opportunity to drive box office and differentiate a film’s support package when in consideration from buyers. In this session, we’ll explore the new approaches for the new realities, not only for producers and distributors, but for theaters too. The session will be broken up into three sections: The role of equity investments and sponsorships Making sponsorships work for [...]

By |2023-12-06T17:50:45+00:00July 6th, 2023|

Afdhel Aziz: The Power of Purpose. How We Can Build Back Better.

Afdhel Aziz is one of the world’s leading evangelists and experts for the idea that business should be a force for good. After a 20-year career in marketing at Procter and Gamble, Nokia, Heineken, and Absolut Vodka, Afdhel Aziz is now currently the Founder and Chief Purpose Officer of Conspiracy of Love, a think-tank and idea incubator that helps advise Fortune 500 companies like Adidas, Facebook, Levis, Microsoft, Mondelez, and Mars on how to "do well by doing good." He has helped companies around the [...]

By |2023-12-06T18:10:49+00:00June 22nd, 2023|

Bob Cooney: Relaunch: How Companies Are Getting Back to Business

Bob Cooney is a global keynote and virtual speaker, author, and mentor to entrepreneurs launching new companies and products into complex markets. A passionate serial entrepreneur, Bob has launched seven successful startups, including a NASDAQ-listed INC. 500 company. He speaks with more location-based entertainment executives than anyone out there, including museums, zoos, aquariums, theme parks, mainstream and indie theater chains, restaurants, and bars. His unparalleled access and decades of experience afford him unique insights into how the most successful operators are navigating these perilous post-COVID [...]

By |2023-12-06T19:08:07+00:00June 22nd, 2023|

Louis Alfieri: Reimagine, Reinvent, Reconnect

“Your offering has to be transformational. It should fulfill an aspirational need and be compelling enough to warrant leaving home or your phone to engage and participate.” Louis Alfieri propels your brand to digital and location-based entertainment success by pushing beyond the boundaries to perfect the art of experience. Insisting that we not accept what is before us—that we rise up to do it better. For more than 30 years, Louis has worked with global brands as an authority in leading, designing, and building experiential [...]

By |2023-12-06T19:36:33+00:00June 21st, 2023|

Improving the Business Model: We Know It Has to Change, But How?

The giant screen business model has many components to it, but any lasting, workable changes will likely have to begin with the theater-distributor relationship. This session features candid conversations between veteran distributors and exhibitors in the GS industry about the core issues of programming, admission pricing and packaging, marketing, and finding an equitable way to split a slowly contracting pie. Discussing old and new approaches, and in- and out-of-the box ideas, panelists are asked a series of questions to stimulate honest and open dialogue about [...]

By |2023-12-06T20:03:06+00:00June 16th, 2023|
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