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MPAA Chief Embraces Netflix in Address to Theater Owners

Minutes after Jon M. Chu told theater owners how he refused to take 'Crazy Rich Asians' to a streamer — insisting instead on the big screen experience — MPAA chairman Charles Rivkin explained why…

CinemaCon: Disney-Fox Merger, Streaming Strife Will Be Hot Topics

There will be plenty for theater owners to discuss this week during their annual Las Vegas tete-a-tete with Hollywood studios, including the mega Disney-Fox merger and the push by many majors into…

Toronto: Theater Owners Urge Netflix to Play Theatrically

Theater owners on Friday urged Netflix to follow the lead of rival Amazon and show their movies at the local multiplex.

Toronto: Amazon’s ‘Homecoming,’ Facebook’s ‘Sorry For Your Loss’ Get First Looks

TIFF 2018 has unveiled its TV series world premieres, including Amazon's Julia Roberts-starrer 'Homecoming' and Facebook Watch's 'Sorry for Your Loss,' starring Elizabeth Olsen. The Toronto…

Theater Group President: No, Netflix Isn’t Killing the Multiplex (Guest Column)

New technology is shaking up the entertainment business, but John Fithian, president of the National Association of Theatre Owners, argues that box office is thriving even as TV and home video take a…

Cinemark Not Interested in “Day-and-Date Model,” CEO Says

Mark Zoradi says the exhibitor has had "preliminary" talks with studios about potential premium video-on-demand offers.

Theater Chief on Netflix’s Same-Day Cinema Release Plan: “Tread Lightly”

NATO head John Fithian's statement comes in response to news that the upscale theater chain iPic will break from tradition and carry Netflix titles on the same date they debut on the giant streaming…

Aaron Sorkin, John Fithian Outspoken at Media Law Conference

Sorkin blasts the media, Fithian slaps Netflix, and nobody likes Kim Jong-un.

Toronto: Gigi Pritzker, ‘Empire’s’ Wendy Calhoun to Talk Hollywood Gender Bias at Industry Conference

Huay Brothers' Felice Bee, Bona Film Group's Yu Dong and Wanda's Jerry Ye to keynote Asian Film Summit.

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

'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.

NATO’s John Fithian on What Went Wrong at 2014 Box Office, Netflix and ‘The Interview’ Debacle

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…

CinemaCon: Fox Derides Theater Chief for Saying ’12 Years’ Too ‘Intense’ to Watch on Big Screen

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…