Posts By: Esther Baruh

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 »

Rated “A” for Aggressive: Hillary Clinton, the Entertainment Industry, and First Amendment Rights

This article originally appeared in Boxoffice magazine.  The movie theater industry takes its ratings compliance and enforcement seriously – and the Democratic nominee for president does too. From the time she moved into the White House as First Lady through her tenure as Senator from New York and her first presidential campaign, Hillary Rodham Clinton… Read more »