This is my final post of the year, and a companion piece to the previous entry. In this second part I've drawn up a calendar for 2009, listing significant research publications from public and private sources. All dates are provisional, and unless otherwise stated all the research will be available free of charge.
Whatever fate has in store for the film business in the coming months, one thing is for certain: it's going to be another bumper year for research.
Before launching into the calendar, here's a quick mea culpa and a New Year's resolution. I posted about the latest UK admissions figures from the CAA/Nielsen EDI just over a week ago, and on re-reading the entry I realise I was very optimistic in my forecast for the year-end admissions total. Actually, I boobed. Call it a sudden rush of blood to my head (perhaps I read this quarter's gas bill) or a fit of festive foolishness. But December is unlikely to be a record breaker. Contrary to what I originally wrote (now amended), admissions this month will probably fall somewhere in the range of 11-14 million. Which would put the year-end total between 161-165 million. So pretty much on a par with last year (which saw 162 million tickets sold). In 2009 I'll do my best to avoid making hasty predictions and triple check any figures quoted. Promise.