Motion Picture Daily

Motion Picture Daily was a trade magazine that covered the motion picture industry in the United States. The publication mainly focused on the business side of the film industry, covering aspects such as film distribution and exhibition, box office revenues, industry trends, and new technological innovations.Image:motion-picture-daily-sample-cover

The magazine was first published in 1918 by publisher Martin Quigley and editor James F. Reilly. At its peak, Motion Picture Daily had a circulation of about 20,000 copies and was an influential source of information and analysis for Hollywood producers, studio executives, and theater owners.

During its early years, the magazine was primarily aimed at theater exhibitors and focused on their concerns. However, over time, the publication expanded its coverage to address the broader film industry and its challenges.

Motion Picture Daily featured regular columns that covered updates on industry news, film reviews, and analysis of box office trends. In addition, the publication also provided advertising space for studios and production companies to promote their latest releases.

The magazine faced increasing competition from other trade publications such as Variety and The Hollywood Reporter in the 1960s. In response, Motion Picture Daily attempted to broaden its coverage and appeal to a wider audience by including articles about cultural and social issues related to film.

Despite these efforts, the magazine's circulation declined in the late 1960s, and it was eventually merged with The Hollywood Reporter in 1970.{{Categories}}

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