Motion Picture News

Motion Picture News was a trade magazine that covered the motion picture industry in the United States from 1913 to 1970. Initially published as a weekly, the magazine eventually became a monthly publication.Image:motion-picture-news-sample-cover

The magazine was founded by John S. Cohen and James Heritage in 1913 and was primarily circulated to theater owners, exhibitors, and distributors. Motion Picture News covered news related to the business of film distribution and exhibition, and was known for its detailed box office reports.

Motion Picture News also featured columns on filmmaking trends, industry personnel changes, and reviews of upcoming films. The publication's coverage expanded to include international news and updates on technological innovations in the industry. The magazine also included advertisements for upcoming films and products related to the motion picture industry.

During World War II, Motion Picture News suspended publication for a short time, but resumed afterwards. However, like other trade publications, Motion Picture News faced increasing competition from new media in the 1950s and 1960s. Despite efforts to modernize its content and format, circulation gradually declined, and the magazine ceased publication in 1970.

Motion Picture News was renowned for its detailed coverage of the film industry, and its legacy can still be seen in the box office reporting and industry news coverage of contemporary trade publications.{{Categories}}

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