Is Theatrical Dead? Ira Deutchman at the Power to the Pixel Forum in London

Ira Deutchman, President of Emerging Pictures, gives the opening speech at the PTP Digital Distribution Forum for Independents. Ira has been making, marketing and distributing films for 32 years. He founded Fine Line Features and while there, acquired and released films such as; Jim Jarmusch’s Night on Earth, Robert Altman’s The Player and Short Cuts, Roman Polanski’s Bitter Moon and Death and the Maiden, Mike Leigh’s Naked, and the award-winning documentary Hoop Dreams.His company Emerging Pictures is helping to reshape theatrical distribution in the digital age, for independent high quality films by releasing innovative films and programs across 30 digital screens in the US. He is currently working with John Sayles on the release of his newest feature Honeydripper.