Posts Tagged: NATO

Netflix And The Myth Of Innovation: Simultaneous Release Is A House Of Cards

My latest in Boxoffice Pro¬†on Netflix and simultaneous theatrical release: The entire argument for simultaneous release is founded on bad faith, shoddy data, and mysterious bookkeeping. John Sloss made waves in the industry with his call for transparency in the reporting of VOD revenues. It’s long past time for that call to be heeded. Netflix… Read more »

NATO and MPAA Announce Zero Tolerance Policy Toward Wearable Recording Devices

  Today, the Motion Picture Association of America and the National Association of Theatre Owners announced an update to their joint policy to prevent film theft in theaters. The update was made to fully integrate wearable tech into the rules following a joint meeting of NATO and MPAA theatrical anti-piracy teams at ShowEast, the annual… Read more »

NATO sends letter to theater owners encouraging donations to Aurora, Colorado relief fund

NATO president John Fithian sent a letter to exhibitors today encouraging donations to the Community First Foundation to aid victims of the shootings in Aurora, Colorado and their families. As we watch the aftermath unfold and try to make sense of this terrible crime, you should be encouraged by the leadership and dedication of the… Read more »

The L.A. Times on early premium VOD

The L.A. Times reports on NATO’s efforts to build allies on Wall Street and in Hollywood to preserve the theatrical release window: The nation’s largest theater chains have been reaching out to investors and analysts on Wall Street, as well as directors, producers and agents, in an effort to build support for preserving so-called theatrical… Read more »