Posts Categorized: News

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 »

NATO Launches Young Members Committee


Millennial isn’t a word. It’s a sentence. That’s meant as a reference to “Family isn’t a word. It’s a sentence,” the brilliant tagline for writer/director Wes Anderson’s The Royal Tenenbaums, a classic dramedy about family dysfunction. The point is simple: the word family comes with a loaded meaning that’s different for everyone. When people say… Read more »

NATO to Merge Annual Meetings and Fall Summit in Los Angeles


This article originally appeared in Boxoffice magazine.  NATO is combining its annual Fall Meetings, traditionally held in late September/early October each year, with the NATO Fall Summit, introduced in 2013, and held in November the past three years. This change was made in response to member feedback, as the new format will allow members to… Read more »

A Journey Toward Diversity and Inclusion


I attended the second annual Bentonville Film Festival (BFF), Championing Women and Diverse Voices in Media, held in Arkansas the first week in May. It featured an impressive line-up of films, panel discussions, celebrity involvement, and community events. Founders Geena Davis and Trevor Drinkwater created the festival on the premise that media has the ability… Read more »