Posts Categorized: Reel Blog

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 »

NATO Hosts Panel at 2018 Toronto International Film Festival

From The Hollywood Reporter‘s coverage of the event: NATO president and CEO John Fithian argues that Netflix should follow Amazon’s example and give their awards hopefuls longer periods in the theater. Theater owners on Friday urged Netflix to follow the lead of rival Amazon and show their movies at the local multiplex. “Our model can… Read more »

Global Cinema Federation Releases Position Papers

(Barcelona, Spain – 11 June 2018)  The Global Cinema Federation (GCF) today released five position papers on key areas of concern and interest to cinema operators worldwide. The papers released today will guide the GCF in its efforts to advocate and educate on these issues on behalf of cinema operators around the world. The full… Read more »

Ernst & Young Survey Finds Frequent Moviegoers Are Also Frequent Streamers

EY conducted a survey of 2,002 respondents, roughly 80% of whom saw at least one movie in theatres in 2017. The primary data collected in the survey was: (1) movie theatre attendance in 2017, (2) streaming consumption in 2017, and (3) demographic characteristics of the respondents. Movie theatre attendance and streaming consumption for “dual-consumers” Those… Read more »