IV No. 10
publication of the National Association of Theatre Owners
in In Focus
the Presidents Desk
NATO president John Fithian points out that
one person’s “ratings
creep” may be someone else’s “ratings evolution.”
Cinema employees get $2,500 for catching camcorder pirates;
new plexes from Century, Cinemark, Santikos, Flagship and
DCI gets another year; the U.K. Film Council plans 200 DLPC
2Ks; Access IT reboots satellite delivery; and more.
The season brings the latest from, among
others, directors Pedro Almodóvar, Jean-Pierre Jeunet,
Oliver Stone and Robert Zemeckis
and more. Also, Late
Additions to October.
Our special “directors edition” looks at what the helmers of “Lord
of the Rings,” “X2,” “Elf,” “Hulk,” “Seabiscuit” and “Spy
Kids” are up to.
Built By Association
The minimum wage isn’t $5.15 everywhere, reminds Mid-States
NATO’s Belinda Judson, and some states are ready to take
The FTC releases its latest media violence report; new antitrust penalties
precipitate compliance program revisions.
ordered by date of bow. Updated
of industry happenings.
are classified as they are.
by gross. Updated
weekly. For weekend box office click here.
A list of advertisers in this month's print edition of In
Puppetry of the Meanest
of “South Park” switch
from cartoons to marionettes, and live to regret the decision.
Read the bigger, longer and uncut
web-only version here.
The product of two recently combined
charities launches its first major