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Tim Richards, Clare Binns

Tim Richards, founder and CEO at Vue Cinemas, and Clare Binns, joint managing director at Picturehouse Cinemas, are coming together in conversation to talk about how they plan to attract audiences back to cinemas, at the upcoming Restart Conference (May 18-20).

Richards, who was recently appointed chair of the British Film Institute, and Binns will talk about the issues including how they plan to meet the challenge of the ever-shrinking theatrical window, programming to entice new audiences and creating appealing pricing structures.

The live panel, chaired by Screen International awards/box office editor Charles Gant, will take place online at 10:45am BST on May 20.

It will be preceded by a presentation from Lucy Jones, executive director at analytics firm Comscore, on what may lie ahead for the box office, which will begin at 10.30am BST.

Organised by Media Business Insight (MBI), publisher of Screen and Broadcast, the three-day virtual industry conference will see a number of sessions discussing the impact of the pandemic on the industry and how it can move forward, successfully navigating its way into the future. Find out more here.

The conference is free to attend for subscribers of MBI’s leading media brands: Screen international, Broadcast, KFTV, Broadcast Intelligence, Commissioners Index and Production Intelligence.

To claim your free subscriber pass for the event, head to the website, register your interest and the team will be in touch. For non-subscribers there are ticket options available from £75, more details can be found on the registration page.

Restart is sponsored and supported by ScreenSkills, the BFI, the British Film Commission and Centtrip.

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