Disney CEO Hints at Shorter Theatrical Windows for Blockbusters in a Post-Lockdown World

Disney CEO Hints at Shorter Theatrical Windows for Blockbusters in a Post-Lockdown World
Hollywood studios have been irrevocably altered by the changes wrought by the 2020 global shutdown of theaters. Online streaming has today become arguably the most important entertainment format in the industry, surpassing cinema halls. Keeping this massive change in view, while speaking at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media, and Telecommunications Conference on Monday, Walt Disney Company chief exec Bob Chapek hinted that there will be no going back to the old method of theatrical distribution.

"I think the consumer is probably more impatient than they've ever been before. Particularly since now they've had the luxury of an entire year of getting titles at home pretty much when they want them. So I'm not sure there's going back, but we certainly don't want to do anything like cut the legs off a theatrical exhibition run... I don't think they'll have much of a tolerance for a title, say, being out of theatrical for months,
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