JJ Abrams, Steven Spielberg again day-and-date film service

JJ Abrams, Steven Spielberg back day-and-date movie service

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The notion of paying $50 to watch new-in-theaters films at residence might sound wild, nevertheless it apparently has the help of the most important administrators and producers within the enterprise. Selection sources declare that the already hyped Screening Room service has the monetary help of JJ Abrams, Ron Howard, Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg, amongst different Hollywood luminaries. Solely a few of them are immediately investing cash, based on the tipsters, however all of them are shareholders.

Neither Screening Room nor the film veterans are commenting on the supposed leak. If it is correct, although, the help could possibly be key to getting the service’s foot within the door. Whereas the startup is reportedly charging steep costs to stop theater chains from freaking out over misplaced income, which may not be sufficient to assuage these fears. The backing of well-known administrators may persuade theaters that they’ve little to fret about in the event that they allow you to watch films on a set-prime field in your front room.

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