Posts Categorized: News

Support for the Emergency Grant Program of the Pioneers Assistance Fund

Most of you know about the Will Rogers Motion Pictures Pioneer Fund. But you may not be aware of that organization’s Bernie Myerson Emergency Grant program. Individuals employed by a motion picture theater company and who have encountered short-term, emergency financial stress, can apply for assistance. Many victims of Hurricane Harvey, and now Irma, have… 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 »

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 »

Christopher Nolan Champions Theatrical Experience While Promoting “Dunkirk”

In a recent interview with the Associated Press, Christopher Nolan held firm in his pro-theatrical stance. AP: Because you’re such an advocate of the big-screen experience, you’re often asked about concerns about the demise of movie theaters. Is that tiresome? Nolan: I will say it’s tiresome. Now it’s streaming. Last film, it was television. Ten… Read more »