Hollywood director Steven Spielberg lately slammed streaming companies for the best way they deal with filmmakers. He additionally known as out HBO Max, which subsequently launched its total 2021 slate in theatres and on the streamer.
According to Deadline, Spielberg whereas talking to the New York Times said that shifting theatrical releases to streamers through the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 may need introduced an irreversible change within the movie business. Spielberg stated, “The pandemic created an opportunity for streaming platforms to raise their subscriptions to record-breaking levels and also throw some of my best filmmaker friends under the bus as their movies were unceremoniously not given theatrical releases.”
“They were paid off and the films were suddenly relegated to, in this case, HBO Max. The case I’m talking about. And then everything started to change,” he continued, reported Deadline.
The filmmaker lamented the lack of a particular expertise if theatres are completely shuttered. “I think older audiences were relieved that they didn’t have to step on sticky popcorn. But I really believe those same older audiences, once they got into the theatre, the magic of being in a social situation with a bunch of strangers is a tonic…it’s up to the movies to be good enough to get all the audiences to say that to each other when the lights come back up,” stated Spielberg, as per Deadline.