Posts By: Esther Baruh

Taxation, Depreciation, and Legislation: NATO Takes to Capitol Hill to Lobby on Tax Policy

At NATO, one of our most significant priorities in Washington is acting as an effective voice for our members with the government.  Favorable laws and regulations are essential to keep movie theaters in the United States healthy, prosperous, and sustainable. But no successful legislative campaign is complete without business owners talking directly to their elected… Read more »

NATO Projects the Voice of Exhibition on Capitol Hill

On November 1-2, NATO members gathered in Washington, DC for the 2017 NATO Capitol Hill Fly-In.  The two-day program included a session with noted pollster Mark Mellman, an issues briefing, a private evening tour of the U.S. Capitol with Rep. Roger Marshall (R-KS) facilitated by AMC Theatres, and meetings with nearly 50 House and Senate… Read more »

Lights, Camera, Legislation: An Update on Washington and Exhibition

From payment cards to employment policies to disabilities access, movie theater owners and operators face numerous federal policy issues that affect their bottom line.  Here’s a look at some of the current legislative and regulatory matters impacting exhibitors. Durbin Amendment This spring, motion picture theater operators and other merchants won a significant victory when bill… Read more »

You’re Hired: Confirming the President’s Cabinet

A new Congress has been sworn in, a new president has taken the oath of office, and all eyes in Washington are turning to the confirmation process for Donald J. Trump’s cabinet nominees.  Senate committees are in the midst of holding hearings to fulfill their constitutional duty to advise and consent, but the rules are… Read more »

Playing the Trump Card: Donald Trump and the Movie Theater Industry

This article originally appeared in Boxoffice magazine.  The nomination of Donald J. Trump as the 2016 Republican presidential candidate was one of the most surprising primary outcomes in modern political history.  His unexpected surge to the top of the Republican ticket stunned many seasoned political observers, forcing them to come to terms with changing tides… Read more »