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  1. Toronto: Gigi Pritzker, Nicolas Chartier, Bill Hader Set for Industry Conference

    7:51 am 7/21/2015

    'Amy' director Asif Kapadia, NATO's John Fithian and Chinese auteur Jia Zhangke will also talk film and business at the seven-day summit in September. Read more

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  2. NATO's John Fithian on What Went Wrong at 2014 Box Office, Netflix and 'The Interview' Debacle

    5:00 am 4/20/2015

    On the eve of CinemaCon, the National Association of Theatre Owners chief opens up about the box-office turnaround and MGM's "panicked" decision to make 'Hot Tub Time Machine 2' available early on premium VOD.Read more

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  3. CinemaCon: Fox Derides Theater Chief for Saying '12 Years' Too 'Intense' to Watch on Big Screen

    10:02 am 3/27/2014

    Fox executives and others were surprised earlier this week by National Association of Theatre Owners president/CEO John Fithian's public comments, since his job is to promote seeing movies in the cinema.Read more

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  4. Theater Owners Chief: '12 Years a Slave' Was 'Too Intense' to Watch in Cinema

    4:13 pm 3/25/2014

    UPDATED: National Association of Theater Owners president-CEO John Fithian surprised CinemaCon with his comments about the Oscar-winning film, which he praised for "being one of the most important movies of our generation."Read more

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  5. CinemaCon: NATO's John Fithian Talks End of Film, Box Office Decline (Q&A)

    12:47 am 4/9/2013

    NATO's president and CEO previews the hot topics as Hollywood studios and top indie-film companies head to the annual gathering of theater owners April 15 to 18. Read more

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  6. CinemaCon 2012: Fox Will Stop U.S. 35mm Film Distribution Within Two Years

    1:25 pm 4/24/2012

    National Association of Theatre Owners president-CEO John Fithian -- during his joint state-of-the-industry address at CinemaCon with Motion Picture Association of America chairman-CEO Chris Dodd -- said the digital promise is being fulfilled.Read more

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  7. NATO Takes Its Premium VOD Battle International

    9:41 am 6/1/2011

    President-CEO John Fithian warns at ShowCanada that the new VOD service could damage the film business in two significant ways.Read more

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  8. Meet the Other Movie Lobbyist

    9:00 am 3/22/2011

    THE BUSINESS: NATO chief John Fithian gives his view on VOD and more from the exhibitors’ seat.Read more

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