Posts Categorized: Reel Blog

John Fithian Delivers 2019 State of the Industry

During his annual speech at CinemaCon, John Fithian celebrated a record, year in 2018, the importance of moviegoing, and directly addressed the dynamic between theatrical and streaming. “We understand that some movies will continue to go straight to the home and skip theatrical. There is nothing revolutionary about that idea. All we ask is that… Read more »

Taxation, Depreciation, and Legislation: NATO Takes to Capitol Hill to Lobby on Tax Policy

At NATO, one of our most significant priorities in Washington is acting as an effective voice for our members with the government.  Favorable laws and regulations are essential to keep movie theaters in the United States healthy, prosperous, and sustainable. But no successful legislative campaign is complete without business owners talking directly to their elected… Read more »

Netflix, Theatrical Exclusivity, Box Office Profits, and the Cultural Conversation

Pop quiz.  First question. Of the 59 movies (not counting documentaries) Netflix has released in calendar year 2018, how many have you seen or how many can you name? Second question. What’s the highest-grossing Netflix movie of all time? Third question. How many Academy Awards has Netflix won for feature-length movies? The first answer will… Read more »