ShowEast Cancelled Due To Ongoing Covid Pandemic

ShowEast Cancelled Due To Ongoing Covid Pandemic

10/15/2021

EXCLUSIVE: We hear that a decision was made late last night to cancel exhibition conference ShowEast, which was to be held in Miami, Florida from Nov. 8-11.

“Because of the pandemic and Covid, may of the studios aren’t prepared to travel. Many of the studios still have travel restrictions. If we’re going to do a show, we have to be successful and have the right people there, and unfortunately Covid has not only effected the industry, but the FilmExpo Group. This is the fifth show we had to cancel due to Covid,” Says Bob Sunshine, former President of the FilmExpo Group tells Deadline.

ShowEast, while not operated by NATO, is essentially the East Coast version of CinemaCon. While exhibition and studios came out for them, there were a number of executives at that Las Vegas, NV confab who decided to either not attend or beam in virtually. Warner Bros.’ entire presentation was virtual. Tom Rothman and Josh Greenstein from Sony were among the notable top brass executives to show up in person. Disney didn’t hold a presentation, but they previewed Shang-Chi during the late August conference before its Labor Day weekend bow. Studios’ distribution arms didn’t hold in-person meeting with exhibition.

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