The ‘Matrix’ case sheds light on the effects of the pandemic on cinema

By Reena Sehgal (March 11, 2022, 5:42 PM EST) – There are few relationships in Hollywood that have lasted as long as that between Village Roadshow Films, the Australian entertainment company, and Warner Brothers Entertainment, the quintessential American studio.

But 25 years and 91 films co-produced or co-financed after their partnership began, it all came crashing down with a very loud bang, in the form of a lawsuit filed in California Superior Court, Los Angeles County, on Feb. . 7.

Warner Brothers very publicly accused Village Roadshow of being “duplicity” and no longer being a “trusted partner”. Village Roadshow counters that the studio has engineered a grand conspiracy named…

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