Originally Posted by thehun
... I've read years ago how studios were thinking to "beam"[download] digital files of films directly to cinema servers for projections. I don't know if this is how they do it now, but certainly it is more economically streamlined, and certainly more "green" then shipping each prints to theaters worldwide.
Last I heard ( a few months ago) the most common form of delivery for digital "films" is via hard drive. The studios claim this is so that they can continue to use the same distribution companies that they are used to working with rather than having to work with new companies that are pushing network delivery models.
As I've said before, IMO, the studios and the distributors collude to make certain that all the revenue from a film is eaten-up by "expenses" so that no film ever makes a "profit", so that they never have to pay anyone that has points on the profits and the taxes. They all need to keep their books private, so they refuse to work with anyone new that isn't already in on the graft.