Posts By: Patrick Corcoran

Windows Talks: Distributors & Exhibitors are Discussing Release Models Together as NATO has Long Suggested

By John Fithian, President & CEO, National Association of Theatre Owners According to many recent press reports, several leading distributors and exhibitors have engaged in one-on-one discussions about the future of movie release windows models. After those reports were first published, many NATO members contacted the association with their questions and concerns.  Inquiries were also received… Read more »

Summer and Smoke and Mirrors

Summer 2016 was terrible except when it wasn’t. And it wasn’t terrible most of the time, but as is so often the case, a few high profile underperforming movies had the trade press dumping shovels full of dirt on the summer before it was scarcely under way.  A headline in the Hollywood Reporter on June… Read more »

NATO Responds To Recent Media Reports on “The Screening Room”

NATO’s Official Statement: (Washington, D.C. and North Hollywood, California) Recently there have been various reports in the media regarding a proposed movie release model called “The Screening Room”. Within a few days of the first report, several different high profile movie directors publicly stated their support for the model, some claiming that the model is… Read more »

The Imitation Game: The Interview’s Simultaneous Release Doesn’t Change Anything

My latest column for Boxoffice. Many industry analysts noted exhibition’s oft-stated resistance to simultaneous release, pointing to the DirecTV early premium video-on-demand plan in 2011 and the canceled Tower Heist plan to offer the movie on VOD three weeks after its theatrical debut for $59.99. Several major exhibition companies announced that they would not play the movie… Read more »

Watch yourself watching movies

A lovely little video depicting 120 years of the pleasure of watching movies in the theater. From Tandem Entertainment. 120 years watching movies together from Tàndem Entertainment on Vimeo.