MoviePass, the $10-a-month subscription service allowing members to see a movie a day in theaters, is now diving into film financing. The company, majority owned by data analytics firm Helios & Matheson Analytics Inc. HMNY, +5.30% traveled to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah to launch MoviePass Ventures. The new project's aim will be to co-acquire films with distributors, and MoviePass Ventures will be a wholly-owned subsidiary of the company.
The Los Angeles Times newsroom, after a fight with parent company Tronc Inc. TRNC, +1.01% voted on Friday to unionize. The final count was was 248 in favor and 44 against. The newsroom had, in this most recent effort, been pushing to unionize for nearly a year. The staffers who were part of the movement said it was fueled by years of mismanagement at the paper.
Box-office revenue fell, as the key summer season reached its lowest point in more than a decade. And as the box office suffered, so did theater chains. Attendance was down, ticket prices were up, and there was the threat that theatrical windows would shrink, limiting how long films play exclusively in theaters before being available for home video. MoviePass made a splash in the industry, challenging the way Hollywood approaches movie-going.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".