Posts Categorized: Reel Blog

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 »

NATO to Merge Annual Meetings and Fall Summit in Los Angeles

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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

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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 »

CinemaCon 2016 – Five Key Take Aways

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This article originally appeared in Boxoffice magazine.  The global motion picture industry came together in Las Vegas on 11-14 April for CinemaCon 2016. With admitted bias up front, we believe this was the most successful motion picture industry convention ever. CinemaCon 2016 featured record registration numbers, a sold-out trade floor, more studio presentations than ever… Read more »

NATO Volunteers Make A Substantial Impact – You Can Too!

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This article originally appeared in Boxoffice magazine.  Military life, for the most part, is nothing like civilian life (unless you subscribe to the Bill Murray in Stripes version of the military, then it’s campy and unrealistic). My friend is a former captain in the U.S. Army. He told me the first piece of advice he received… Read more »