Posts Categorized: News

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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

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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

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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 »

Summer and Smoke and Mirrors

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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 Launches Young Members Committee

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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 »