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NATO Promotes Jackie Brenneman to Executive Vice President and General Counsel; Todd Halstead Rejoins Staff as Director of Government Relations and Strategy Development

(Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. – 21 December 2021) The National Association of Theatre Owners today announced two association leadership decisions to increase the Association’s reach and effectiveness. With the support of NATO’s Executive Board of Directors, Jackie Brenneman has been promoted to Executive Vice President and General Counsel – a new, “second-in-command” position at… Read more »

Ernst & Young Study Shows Massive Economic Impact of Movie Theaters

Moviegoers drive $5 billion in spending to nearby business (Los Angeles – 18 August 2021) As movie theaters rebound from the pandemic, they will also drive the recovery of surrounding businesses, a new study shows. Ernst & Young today released a detailed analysis focused on the broader economic impact of movie theaters. The study, Economic… Read more »

NATO Statement on Passage of American Rescue Act

(Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles, Calif. – 10 March 2021) NATO applauds the passage of the American Rescue Plan by Congress and looks forward to its rapid signature into law by the President. The Plan extends critical unemployment benefits to our furloughed workers, and preserves and expands important tax relief programs that give a much… Read more »

Global Cinema Federation Celebrates Record-Breaking Chinese Lunar New Year Box Office

(Beijing, Brussels, Los Angeles – 16 February 2021) The Global Cinema Federation (GCF) today celebrated the record opening weekend in China of Detective Chinatown 3. The title set a single market record for opening day of $163 million (RMB 1.05 billion) and opening weekend  $397 million (RMB 2.56 billion). This comes one year after China’s… Read more »

Theater Owners Call For Aid To Movie Theaters In Lame Duck Session Congress

Bipartisan SOS Act and Aid to Workers Urgently Needed (Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles, Calif. – 9 November 2020) The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), Monday called for Congress and the Administration to act now to save local movie theaters devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic by passing relief legislation targeted to their circumstances. The… Read more »