23 directors and producers sign letter opposing shrinking release windows

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Twenty-three prominent directors and producers signed an open letter calling on the four studios involved in the early “premium video on demand” offering from DirecTV. The Hollywood Reporter covers it.

One of the letter’s signers, former Fox studio chief Bill Mechanic, speaks at length with David Poland of Movie City News about the value of the theatrical release window, below:

It’s a business defined by your stupidest competitor. – Bill Mechanic


More coverage at the L.A. Times and the Wall Street Journal.