MGM’s Michael De Luca, Pamela Abdy Underscore Commitment to Theatrical

MGM’s Michael De Luca, Pamela Abdy Underscore Commitment to Theatrical
MGM Motion Picture Group chairman Michael De Luca and president Pamela Abdy have stressed that the Hollywood studio remains a home for filmmakers who want to release their movies in the cinema.

Speaking at the Zurich Film Festival’s industry event, the Zurich Summit – ahead of next week’s theatrical launch of “No Time to Die” – the pair were interviewed on stage by CAA Media Finance co-head Roeg Sutherland. He asked how they convinced filmmakers to work with MGM rather than streamers “which are incredibly competitive about pricing.”

“The good news is we don’t really have to do a heavy sales pitch,” replied De Luca. “The filmmakers that came with us prefer theatrical so it pitches itself. They’re two very distinct experiences.”

MGM has an impressive slate of films from leading directors coming up, including Ridley Scott’s “House of Gucci,” George Miller’s “Three Thousand Years of Longing,
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