5/14/07

John FithianThe producers have interviewed John Fithian, President of the National Association of Theatre Owners in Washington D.C. Mr. Fithian has been a strong advocate of the viability of the movie theatre experience going forward, despite much talk of a serious erosion of attendance due to DVD sales, home movies, and online technologies.

Most recently he's gone head-to-head with Mark Cuban about collapsing the release window between theatrical premieres and their release on DVD. Mark has been experimenting with simultaneously releasing  films in theatres and on DVD, something that John, NATO, and most theatre owners feel will be very detrimental to the health of theatrical exhibition.

 


   
 
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