With people spending longer periods of time at home, two film festivals are putting more of their programming online. The unique content provides viewers with a different perspective than the paid television channels given away for free by Dutch telecoms KPN and VodafoneZiggo.
With more than 2 million tickets sold, the new James Bond film Spectre was the most watched film in the Netherlands last year, the Dutch Film Distributors' Association announced on Tuesday. Star Wars: The Force Awakens was also a crowd pleaser, drawing nearly a million viewers last year, despite only being released on December 16th.
The Dutch film distributor, Dutch Filmworks, is planning to go after individual Dutch Popcorn Time users and demand compensation for damages done. Spokesperson for the company Peter de Haan told broadcaster NOS that the intention is to approach users either this year or next. Popcorn Time allows user to watch movies and TV series without paying.
On Halloween night this year visitor and residents of Amsterdam are going to be in for the experience of their lifetimes when, for the first time in European history, the city will open its first Virtual Reality (VR) pop-up bioscope. Owner of the Samhout Advertising and Media company, Jip Samhout, told Parool that “It is the first time in the Netherlands that they are going to apply such large-scale virtual reality.”
Copyright watchdog BREIN has filed a lawsuit against a provider of streaming media players in an effort to stop the sale of these devices. The case is currently before the European court. Should this lawsuit prove successful, the anti-piracy foundation will turn its attention to other providers
The supervisory board at the International Film Festival Rotterdam confirmed earlier Thursday the appointment of award-winning producer Bero Beyer as the new director of the IFFR. Beyer formally joins the film fest on August 1, replacing Rutger Wolfson who stepped down after eight years in the position.
Theaters in Utrecht and The Hague were nearly packed last night for the first official screening of the controversial film The Interview in the Netherlands. Movie lovers in Amsterdam had a slightly less enthusiastic response.
A quarter of the Dutch population uses streaming services for movies and music according to a new study published by market research institute GfK. Among 13- to 17-year-olds, 54 percent stream media services, up from 38 percent last year.
A massive one million Dutch people are estimated to use a paid Netflix subscription for watching video online. A survey of 6,600 people found that seven percent had access to a paid Netflix account.
"I want to do give something back to the country where I lived for so long". Dutch-Palestinian director Hany Abu-Assad is working on a movie about Willem van Oranje.
Ritesh Batra’s The Lunchbox (Dabba) was named the best film of the 2013 edition at the World Cinema Amsterdam Film Festival.
The month of August began with a major shift in the box office-The Smufs 2 opened at no. 1, earning €373,530 over the weekend and moving former no.1 The Wolverine further to the no. 3 spot. The action-packed, superhero film starring Hugh Jackman made €253,575 over the weekend and €1,117,837 in two weeks.
The Wolverine reached the no. 1 spot at the box office during the last weekend of July, earning €579,036 on its first week.
The weekend box office ended with Despicable Me 2 stolen from the no. 1 spot.