Posts Tagged: NATO

Windows battle takes on a digital dimension

You don’t have to make a Federal case out of it. Oops..wait: In regulatory filing today, the Motion Picture Assn. of America, the chief lobbying group for the major studios, restated its support for a waiver of current Federal Communications Commission rules that would clear the way for a technology that would allow consumers to… Read more »

"This Is It" DVD after Christmas

The L.A. Times is reporting that Sony has agreed with theater owners to hold off on releasing the DVD for the Michael Jackson concert documentary, This Is It, until after Christmas.  Sony Pictures desperately wanted to release the DVD of the Michael Jackson concert movie “This Is It” for the holiday shopping season, but backed… Read more »

Paramount widens window

Following up this post, Variety reports that Paramount is widening the release window on The Goods: Live Hard Sell Hard.  In an effort to assuage exhib concerns, Paramount did agree to push back the DVD launch of Jeremy Piven laffer “The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard” from Nov. 11 to late November. Had the release… Read more »

We do windows…

The Hollywood Reporter takes note of a couple of recent extremely narrow release windows: The Windows War is on again. Paramount’s recent move to schedule two DVDs for release less than three months after their theatrical openings has renewed hostilities between Hollywood studios and movie theater operators. Last week, Par scheduled its summer action hit… Read more »

NATO Hires Mitch Neuhauser as Convention Show Manager

NATO announced today the hiring of Mitch Neuhauser as Show Manager of its official convention, slated to kick off in March 2011. Neuhauser begins work September 14. The veteran of managing ShoWest, ShowEast, Cine Asia and Cinema Expo collected nothing but praise on the announcement of his employment. Bruce Snyder, president of domestic distribution, 20th… Read more »