Posts By: Patrick Corcoran

NATO Executive Board Approves Resolution to Begin Exhibitor-Led Testing of Digital Cinema Technologies

(Beverly Hills, Calif. – October 1, 2019)  The Executive Board of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), at the association’s annual Membership and Board Meetings at the Beverly Hilton, 23-24 September 2019, approved a resolution (attached) laying out aspects of a digital cinema technology evaluation program. “Digital cinema has opened up the door to… 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 »

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 »

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 »