Posts Tagged: NATO

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 »

Windows battle takes on a digital dimension

You don’t have to make a Federal case out of it. Oops..wait: In regulatory filing today, the Motion Picture Assn. of America, the chief lobbying group for the major studios, restated its support for a waiver of current Federal Communications Commission rules that would clear the way for a technology that would allow consumers to… Read more »

"This Is It" DVD after Christmas

The L.A. Times is reporting that Sony has agreed with theater owners to hold off on releasing the DVD for the Michael Jackson concert documentary, This Is It, until after Christmas.  Sony Pictures desperately wanted to release the DVD of the Michael Jackson concert movie “This Is It” for the holiday shopping season, but backed… Read more »