Steven Spielberg demands streaming services give movies 'a chance' at theatrical release

While speaking to The New York Times, the West Side Story director slammed streaming services for refusing to give films created for their platforms a theatrical release period. In the interview published on Wednesday, Steven argued that streamers took advantage of the Covid-19 pandemic to remove the practice of theatrical release and have delayed bringing it back in bad faith. "The pandemic created an opportunity for streaming platforms to raise their subscriptions to record-breaking levels and also throw some of my best filmmaker friends under the bus as their movies were unceremoniously not given theatrical releases,"