MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT INVESTMENT SECTOR REPORT

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Media and Entertainment is not a new sector in the UK, but the changes to it in the last few years have been huge; in 2015, well over half of all revenues across music, video and games were generated by retailers and services that didn’t exist 10 years ago1 . Technology has exploded, our connectedness has never been so heightened and fast-adapting consumers now expect delivery of entertainment across a myriad of formats, platforms and devices, when it suits them.

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Movie Mogul Productions

Since 2011, Movie Mogul has been producing motion pictures and stills for brands and ad agencies across the country. We tell stories that engage the heart and ignite the imagination. Our goal is to push beyond the boundaries of possibility and produce the best creative imaginable.

We work with some of the best directors, cinematographers and photographers to create unforgettable stories. We don’t do average or run-of-the-mill here. We collaborate. We concept. We create. And then we do it all over again.

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Why Entertainment Stocks Soared by Double Digits Tuesday

Article | April 7, 2020

If that does happen, Cinemark and AMC Entertainment might reopen their theaters for the traditional blockbuster summer movie season. AMC CEO Adam Aron hopes customers can return by mid-June, and analysts at B. Riley even upgraded Cinemark to a buy and noted the company should be able to "control cash flow and get through this shutdown period without any adverse liquidity events."

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Sony reportedly battling to keep PlayStation 5 price down

Article | April 7, 2020

Sony is struggling to land on a price for its upcoming PlayStation 5 console, according to a new report by Bloomberg, with component shortages potentially pushing the MSRP beyond that of the PS4. The bill of materials is said to be at around $450 right now, compared to IHS Markit’s estimate of $381 for the PS4, which sold for $399 upon its release in 2013. Unless Sony is willing to sell the PS5 at a loss, a $450 build cost would make the new console significantly more expensive than Sony’s current $399 PS4 Pro, which is often discounted to as low as $299. It was once common for consoles to be sold as loss leaders, but Sony designed the PS4 to be profitable from the start after losing billions on the technically ambitious PS3 at launch.

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How Apple's VR/AR Headset Compares to Current VR

Article | April 7, 2020

The current field of headsets is still full of iteration and innovation, but none of these devices have truly taken hold in the ways major investors, like Facebook, have probably hoped. Augmented reality, a technology that overlays graphics or video over the user's view of real life, has had its successes. The growing trend of Instagram filters and the absurdly popular Pokemon Go are great examples of ways smartphone users have organically adopted AR tech into their lives. Virtual Reality, which requires wearing a full screen, hasn't captured the public as successfully as AR, mostly due to its high entry costs.

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Nvidia GeForce Now is bleeding games, is it still worth your time and money?

Article | April 7, 2020

Nvidia GeForce Now hit the streets like a month ago, and in what was a surprise to literally no one, it is the best game streaming service on the market right now. It's not without its flaws, though. For starters, it seems like all kinds of developers are suddenly pulling their games from the service, from AAA heavy hitters like Bethesda to Indie developers like Hinterland Studio, which just yanked its game The Long Dark off of the service. Because GeForce Now lets you play games you "own" something I'll get into in a bit its a little discouraging that game developers can basically cut off access to games you've paid money for. This whole thing throws into question whether or not you should invest your time and money into the platform. There are certainly people who think that game streaming is the future of gaming, but when you can't be guaranteed access to the games you have paid for, it's a future that I don't want to be a part of.

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Spotlight

Movie Mogul Productions

Since 2011, Movie Mogul has been producing motion pictures and stills for brands and ad agencies across the country. We tell stories that engage the heart and ignite the imagination. Our goal is to push beyond the boundaries of possibility and produce the best creative imaginable.

We work with some of the best directors, cinematographers and photographers to create unforgettable stories. We don’t do average or run-of-the-mill here. We collaborate. We concept. We create. And then we do it all over again.

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