With 4 easy steps, let Universal work with you, the exhibitor, to coordinate your In-Advance Group Buyout:
IDENTIFY YOUR GROUPDuring the same week for the offical release of a film, Universal will allow groups of any size to have an In-Advance Group Screening of movies starting at: 9am on Wednesday until the first public showtime on Thursday before 7pm. Any Group Screening that takes place after opening does not need Universal approval and should be coordinated directly with exhibition)
SELECT YOUR SCREENINGPick the theatre, date and showtime of your Group Screening.
EXHIBITOR MAKES A REQUESTUse the form below to make your Group Screening request to Universal.
UNIVERSAL CONFIRMS EXHIBITOR'S REQUESTAfter submitting your request, a Universal representative will contact you to confirm - provided the request meets Universal's screening guidelines.
The Universal Exhibitor In-Advance Group Buyout website facilitates quicker approval of In-Advance Group Buyouts.
All Group Screening requests must adhere to the following guidelines for approval consideration:
- Screenings can be as early as 9am on Wednesday during the same week of official release.
- Theatre MUST report the screening's gross to Rentrak as part of Friday's box office.
- Each location MUST file a separate request.
- Screenings are NOT to be advertised - including social media (Facebook, Eventbrite, etc.)
- Tickets to Group Buyout Screenings shall NOT be re-sold.
- Screenings MUST take place at anticipated playdate theatres
NOTE: Completion of the a Group Screening request form does not guarantee screening approval. Universal will approve all requests at their discretion.
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Genre: Drama Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini, Sebastian Maniscalco, Dimiter D. Marinov, P.J. Byrne
Directed by: Peter Farrelly
Written By: Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly
Produced by: Jim Burke, Charles B. Wessler, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga
Executive Producer: Jeff Skoll, Jonathan King, Octavia Spencer, Kwame L. Parker, John Sloss, Steven Farneth
Academy Award ® nominee Viggo Mortensen (Eastern Promises, The Lord of the Rings trilogy) and Academy Award ® winner Mahershala Ali (Moonlight, Hidden Figures) star in Participant Media and DreamWorks Pictures' Green Book. In his foray into powerfully dramatic work as a feature director, Peter Farrelly helms the film inspired by a true friendship that transcended race, class and the 1962 Mason-Dixon line.
When Tony Lip (Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on “The Green Book” to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism, danger as well as unexpected humanity and humor-they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime.
Jim Burke (The Descendants), Charles B. Wessler (The Heartbreak Kid) produce alongside Farrelly's fellow writers, Brian Currie and Nick Vallelonga, and Farrelly. The drama is executive produced by Participant's Jeff Skoll (The Help) and Jonathan King (Lincoln), along with Octavia Spencer (Fruitvale Station) and Kwame L. Parker (Kill Bill series), as well as Cinetic Media's John Sloss (Boyhood) and Steven Farneth. Linda Cardellini (Brokeback Mountain, The Founder) co-stars.
Official Website: www.greenbookfilm.com/
Genre: 3D Action-Thriller
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Chin Han, Noah Taylor, Roland Møller, Byron Mann Pablo Schreiber, Hannah Quinlivan
Directed by: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Written by: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Produced by: Beau Flynn, Dwayne Johnson, Rawson Marshall Thurber, Hiram Garcia
Executive Producers: Dany Garcia, Wendy Jacobson, Eric McLeod, Eric Hedayat
Star Kevin Hart and producer Will Packer, who partnered for the hit Ride Along and Think Like a Man series, bring their signature style to Night School. The comedy from director Malcolm D. Lee (Girls Trip) follows a group of misfits who are forced to attend adult classes in the longshot chance they'll pass the GED exam.
Co-stars Tiffany Haddish, Rob Riggle, Taran Killam and Romany Malco join Hart on-screen for the film that Hart produces for his Hartbeat Productions, and Packer via his Will Packer Productions.Official Website: www.nightschoolmovie.com
Cast: Steve Carell, Leslie Mann, Diane Kruger, Merritt Wever, Janelle Monáe, Eiza González, Gwendoline Christie, Leslie Zemeckis, Neil Jackson
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Screenplay By: Robert Zemeckis and Caroline Thompson
Producer: Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke, Steve Starkey, Cherylanne Martin
Executive Producers: Jeff Malmberg, Jacqueline Levine
This holiday season, Academy Award® winner Robert Zemeckis - the groundbreaking filmmaker behind Forrest Gump, Flight and Cast Away - directs Steve Carell in the most original movie of the year. Welcome to Marwen tells the miraculous true story of one broken man’s fight as he discovers how artistic imagination can restore the human spirit.
When a devastating attack shatters Mark Hogancamp (Carell) and wipes away all memories, no one expected recovery. Putting together pieces from his old and new life, Mark meticulously creates a wondrous town where he can heal and be heroic. As he builds an astonishing art installation - a testament to the most powerful women he knows - through his fantasy world, he draws strength to triumph in the real one.
In a bold, wondrous and timely film from this revolutionary pioneer of contemporary cinema, Welcome to Marwen shows that when your only weapon is your imagination... you’ll find courage in the most unexpected place.
The epic drama is produced by Oscar®-winning producer Steve Starkey (Forrest Gump, Flight), Jack Rapke (Cast Away, Flight), and Cherylanne Martin (The Pacific, Flight) of Zemeckis’ Universal-based ImageMovers banner produce alongside the director. It is executive produced by Jacqueline Levine, as well as Jeff Malmberg, who directed the riveting 2010 documentary that inspired the film.Official Website: www.welcometomarwen.com
Directed By: Christian Rivers
Cast: Hugo Weaving, Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Jihae, Ronan Raferty, Leila George, Patrick Malahide, and Stephen Lang
Writer: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson
Based on the Book by: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson
Producer: Zane Weiner, Amanda Walker, Deborah Forte, Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson
Executive Producer: Ken Kamins, Philippa Boyens
Hundreds of years after civilization was destroyed by a cataclysmic event, a mysterious young woman, Hester Shaw (Hera Hilmar), emerges as the only one who can stop London - now a giant, predator city on wheels - from devouring everything in its path. Feral, and fiercely driven by the memory of her mother, Hester joins forces with Tom Natsworthy (Robert Sheehan), an outcast from London, along with Anna Fang (Jihae), a dangerous outlaw with a bounty on her head.
Mortal Engines is the startling, new epic adventure directed by Oscar®-winning visual-effects artist Christian Rivers (King Kong). Joining Rivers are The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogies three-time Academy Award®-winning filmmakers Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, who have penned the screenplay. Visual effects are created by a Weta Digital team led by Ken McGaugh, Kevin Smith, Luke Millar and Dennis Yoo. The Universal and MRC adaptation is from the award-winning book series by Philip Reeve, published in 2001 by Scholastic.
On board as producers are Zane Weiner (The Hobbit trilogy), Amanda Walker (The Hobbit trilogy) and Deborah Forte (Goosebumps), as well as Walsh and Jackson. Ken Kamins (The Hobbit trilogy) joins Boyens as executive producer. Universal will distribute the film worldwide.Official Website: www.mortalengines.com/
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