Posts By: Phil Contrino

NATO Discusses the Importance of Black Panther with Major Media Outlets

The historic debut of Black Panther reinforced important themes–diversity in casting and content, emphasis on a 12-month release calendar–that we have emphasized for years. We saw this as an opportunity to magnify these themes by speaking with key media outlets: National Association of Theater Owners CEO Calls ‘Black Panther’ Film Historic National Association of Theater… Read more »

Sundance 2018: Future of Theatrical Release and Independent Film Panel Sponsored by NATO

NATO and The Hollywood Reporter hosted a panel at the Sundance Film Festival this year to talk about the current state of exhibition. We believe that having a presence at film festivals is a crucial part of telling good stories about the strength of exhibition. We want to make sure that filmmakers continue to aim for theatrical… Read more »

Christopher Nolan Champions Theatrical Experience, Exclusivity In New Variety Interview

Christopher Nolan continues to be a huge champion of the theatrical experience. In an interview published today in Variety, Nolan weighs in on the power of theatrical, the importance of exclusivity, and other topics related to exhibition. Some key quotes: There’s one point on which Nolan is immovable. For months studios and theater owners have been… Read more »

NATO In The News: August 24, 2017

NATO recently popped up in two high-profile articles: While discussing his film Logan Lucky with a reporter from Little White Lies, director Steven Soderbergh delivered a tongue-in-cheek compliment: [Little White Lies:] It seems like it’s really hard these days to get eyes in front of a movie for grown-ups. There’s a really pervasive sense of cultural… Read more »