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Disney film executive delivers sobering message on changing cinema business

Disney film executive delivers sobering message on changing cinema business

Hollywood’s annual gathering of movie studios and theater owners in Las Vegas, known at CinemaCon, normally opens with a cheerleading speech for the movie business dominated by talk of box office records and global growth.

But the event’s opening remarks by Disney’s film distribution head, Dave Hollis, took a slightly more sober look at the troubling trends affecting the film business, including long-term pressure on attendance because of digital media.

In his remarks to cinema owners at Caesars Palace, Hollis acknowledged stagnation in the actual number of...

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