Posts Categorized: Reel Blog

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 »

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 »

Windows Talks: Distributors & Exhibitors are Discussing Release Models Together as NATO has Long Suggested

By John Fithian, President & CEO, National Association of Theatre Owners According to many recent press reports, several leading distributors and exhibitors have engaged in one-on-one discussions about the future of movie release windows models. After those reports were first published, many NATO members contacted the association with their questions and concerns.  Inquiries were also received… Read more »