Posts Categorized: News

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 »

Virtual Reality Point Counterpoint

Virtual reality (“VR”) is the new, hot thing in entertainment. Both major content and technology companies have developed VR applications and are devoting significant R and D to the space. Consumers are buying VR headsets for Christmas presents. And movie theaters are evolving to include the VR experience. But in the end, will the advent… Read more »

Unlimited Options

France’s UGC helps pioneer a new program to strengthen the diversity of programming at the movies. Ideally situated on the Avenue Champs-Élysées in Paris, just west of the famous Arc de Triomphe, sits the business offices for UGC, one of the country’s leading exhibition and distribution companies. The view from the top floor, suffice to… 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 »