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Boxoffice Magazine 13 Nov 2006 14:55 #14376

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What's with the new Boxoffice Magazine? I almost threw this month's issue away, thinking it was just junk mail. I didn't even find the Studio Chart section for about a week. It is tucked way in the back of the magazine and the print is not very easy to read. I am sending them an email.

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Re: Boxoffice Magazine 13 Nov 2006 18:15 #14377

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I agree Burney. It's a lot of change to digest all at once. But since they've done it I doubt that they'll go back to the old format. It took me several days to find the classifides.

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Re: Boxoffice Magazine 13 Nov 2006 18:18 #14378

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The magazine sucks now and they want a fortune for a years subscription.
In place of it is In Focus which is a better magazine and is what Box office used to be like.
You can always visit Box office website has as much info as the mag. Just enter the info off of your mailing label and your in. I haven't subscribed in a year and the info is still good!
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Re: Boxoffice Magazine 14 Nov 2006 02:29 #14379

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I wrote to the publisher, Peter Cane, and he wrote back in part:

"Thank you very much for taking the time to send me you thoughts. You’ll be pleased to hear that we will be adding a release chart in the format that you prefer. Lots of readers love the new format, but many of our professionals echoed your view, so we decided to run the charts in both formats. We made the change today and you will see it in the January 2007 issue."

How about that???????

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Re: Boxoffice Magazine 14 Nov 2006 05:23 #14380

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Way to go!
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Re: Boxoffice Magazine 14 Nov 2006 09:27 #14381

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I want to see more focus on the independants as Boxoffice did years ago. In this day and age when the corporate chains are everywhere, I always appreciate hearing about the struggles and successes of us little guys.
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Re: Boxoffice Magazine 14 Nov 2006 12:12 #14382

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I met the publisher and had a good talk with him. I think they're trying to some good things and I liked the new format. I missed a few things I liked and we wrote them about ideas we had and they were very responsive in a positive way. Why not try this? Write your suggestions to them and see how it goes. As a web publisher myself I know I count on suggestions from the people I am trying to please and serve.

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Re: Boxoffice Magazine 23 Jan 2007 02:30 #14383

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Well, they added the Studio Release Chart--sort of. It is all on one page, and not fluid. I was, and still am, disappointed with the new format. I really liked the old color-coded release chart/spread sheet.
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Re: Boxoffice Magazine 23 Jan 2007 13:31 #14384

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Okay I am less happy now. My wife is ready to cancel our subscription as the type is tiny, the release chart useless, the lack of an index for the reviews absolutely stupid: have they gone mad? Anyone else?

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Re: Boxoffice Magazine 23 Jan 2007 17:48 #14385

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Not happy with it at all. Just going to let our subscription expire.
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Re: Boxoffice Magazine 23 Jan 2007 18:26 #14386

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I also find the new version useless for my needs--I get more info from Yahoo free than from this worthless waste of paper(don't even burn well in fireplace)--I too will not be renewing after 11 loyal years!
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Re: Boxoffice Magazine 23 Jan 2007 19:23 #14387

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I was about to subscribe for the first time as it seems to have been the mag of choice in the past, but now I'm having second thoughts. Maybe InFocus would be a better way to go for a newcomer?
"In a place like this, the magic is all around you. The trick is to see it." -Martin Landau
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Re: Boxoffice Magazine 24 Jan 2007 19:52 #14388

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infocus is gone: there is ScreenTrade/Film Journal/ Box Office/ Variety and fan mags.

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Re: Boxoffice Magazine 24 Jan 2007 21:39 #14389

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Yep InFocus is no more. It has been merged, mutated,or NATO'ed into the new Boxoffice magazine. Hmm...maybe that's the problem.

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Re: Boxoffice Magazine 24 Jan 2007 22:27 #14390

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Maybe it's my skepticism about digital, which I've admittedly done very little to keep from growing out-of-control... but it sure seems to me that magazines like Boxoffice are really sucking up to the digital industry now.

Digital may be in our future, though it's not impossible to imagine a world with parallel technologies... especially when considering how much longer it might take to replace film in countries less well-off than ours.

Now that 4k has made its splash, I see even more confusion about where digital is going... and nobody's talking about the price of this stuff going down.

My kids may have to deal with this, but I'm not so sure it's going to be on my plate. That the media seems so bent on abandoning film makes me a bit suspicious about the future of my subscriptions, too!
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