Posts Categorized: News

Coalition of Businesses Applaud Introduction of RESTART Act; Urge Swift Enactment

July 2, 2020/Washington, DC: The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association, Live Events Coalition, National Association of Theatre Owners, National Independent Talent Organization, National Independent Venue Association, National Restaurant Association, Outdoor Amusement Business Association, Sports Events and Tourism Association, and The Broadway League applaud the introduction of the RESTART Act in the House of Representatives… Read more »

Study Shows Shorter Theatrical Windows Reduce Home Video Revenue

(Los Angeles, Calif. – 14 April 2020) With movie theaters shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, studios have accelerated home release for some titles that were already in theatrical release when the industry shut down. Without theaters available, the release window was temporarily irrelevant for those movies. These unique circumstances, however, do not signal… Read more »

Coronavirus Resources for Exhibitors

We have put together a list of resources for exhibitors to refer to. This information is intended to be used as a general resource and does not constitute legal advice. Please consult with individual counsel for any legal advice related to the contents of these resources or the coronavirus pandemic more generally.

CinemaCon 2020 Canceled

The official statement: It is with great regret we are announcing the cancellation of CinemaCon 2020.  Each spring, motion picture exhibitors, distributors and industry partners from around the world meet in Las Vegas to share information and celebrate the moviegoing experience. This year, due to the travel ban from the European Union, the unique travel… Read more »

Latest Ernst & Young Study Shows Movies With Theatrical Push Are More Likely To Be Streamed

For the third year in a row, NATO commissioned a study through Ernst & Young to look at consumer habits related to moviegoing and streaming habits. You can download the full report here and the executive summary here. Survey results presented here include 2,191 respondents who indicated that they were, in some capacity (rarely, sometimes,… Read more »