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August 2010 > Executive Suite

NATO's position on the premium video on demand window

by John Fithian

Tags: Jeffrey Katzenberg , Jon Feltheimer , Lionsgate , Patrick Corcoran , Selectable Output Control , Union of Cinemas , Video on Demand , Wall Street Journal , Warner cable company , fcc , mpaa , vod

balloons and public statements regarding possible windows and price points are harmful to the industry. ■ No surprises. Exhibitors cannot be blind-sided by unusually short windows after they have already booked and begun playing a movie in their theaters. ■ A seat at the table. The release...

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August 2010 > Executive Suite

NATO's position on the premium video on demand window

by John Fithian

Tags: Jeffrey Katzenberg , Jon Feltheimer , Lionsgate , Patrick Corcoran , Selectable Output Control , Union of Cinemas , Video on Demand , Wall Street Journal , Warner cable company , fcc , mpaa , vod

EXHIBITION TAKES A STAND ON VOD WINDOWS JOHN Even though current data and discussions suggest a FITHIAN relatively stable theatrical-to-DVD window, we remain NATO concerned about a longer-term possibility on a differ- President ent release platform. As described previously [May and ...

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August 2010 > Executive Suite

NATO's position on the premium video on demand window

by John Fithian

Tags: Jeffrey Katzenberg , Jon Feltheimer , Lionsgate , Patrick Corcoran , Selectable Output Control , Union of Cinemas , Video on Demand , Wall Street Journal , Warner cable company , fcc , mpaa , vod

inexorable downward price pressure and commoditization of its products in later windows. Why move that pressure forward to the one window that has been free of it? The studios seem to understand this, as their battle to carve out a DVD sell-through window against the $l-a-night kiosk rental serv...

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December 2009 > BIG PICTURE

Space Odyssey

by Amy Nicholson

Tags: Avatar , Band of the Hand , Battle Angel , Beyond Glory , Citizen Kane , Colonel Quaritch , James Cameron , Jeffrey Katzenberg , Jon Landau , Michael Lewis , Public Enemies , RealD , Sam Worthington , Stephen Lang , The Men Who Stare at Goats , Titanic

GALACTIC GODDESS Zoe Saldaña as love interest Neytiri Avatar is huge for exhibition. It’s been the goal for this year’s digital rollout— and even the future success of digital 3D itself has been linked to the success of Avatar. I don’t think you can put that burden on any one movie, to be hon...

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December 2009 > BIG PICTURE

Space Odyssey

by Amy Nicholson

Tags: Avatar , Band of the Hand , Battle Angel , Beyond Glory , Citizen Kane , Colonel Quaritch , James Cameron , Jeffrey Katzenberg , Jon Landau , Michael Lewis , Public Enemies , RealD , Sam Worthington , Stephen Lang , The Men Who Stare at Goats , Titanic

BIGPICTURE AVATAR THE INVISIBLE PLANET “We could not go to Pandora to fi lm,” jokes Landau country for a substance they need... Science Fiction is a metaphor for the world in which we live—good science fi ction. It should make us refl ect upon how we live our lives and what we do. And I think J...

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December 2009 > BIG PICTURE

Space Odyssey

by Amy Nicholson

Tags: Avatar , Band of the Hand , Battle Angel , Beyond Glory , Citizen Kane , Colonel Quaritch , James Cameron , Jeffrey Katzenberg , Jon Landau , Michael Lewis , Public Enemies , RealD , Sam Worthington , Stephen Lang , The Men Who Stare at Goats , Titanic

READ OUR EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH STEPHEN LANG Next Stop: Pandora Rocketing auds to Avatar’s wild world ALIEN NATION Sam Worthington plays a hobbled vet who transforms into an athletic nine-foot creature Does it have parallels to any language on earth? I think it’s relatively unique. We...

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December 2009 > BIG PICTURE

Space Odyssey

by Amy Nicholson

Tags: Avatar , Band of the Hand , Battle Angel , Beyond Glory , Citizen Kane , Colonel Quaritch , James Cameron , Jeffrey Katzenberg , Jon Landau , Michael Lewis , Public Enemies , RealD , Sam Worthington , Stephen Lang , The Men Who Stare at Goats , Titanic

TOTALLY AMP-ED STEPHEN LANG steps out of his Armored Military Platform suit to talk about playing Avatar’s antagonist, Colonel Quaritch by Amy Nicholson 2009 has been the Year of the Lang with veteran actor Stephen Lang landing three standout roles in Public Enemies, The Men Who Stare at ...

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December 2009 > BIG PICTURE

Space Odyssey

by Amy Nicholson

Tags: Avatar , Band of the Hand , Battle Angel , Beyond Glory , Citizen Kane , Colonel Quaritch , James Cameron , Jeffrey Katzenberg , Jon Landau , Michael Lewis , Public Enemies , RealD , Sam Worthington , Stephen Lang , The Men Who Stare at Goats , Titanic

intelligence, he’s dry, he wants to do his job well. And what I think gives him some added tang and depth is that something has been truncated in him, something has been cut out and cauterized. It has to do with his soul. I’m kind of speaking outside of the guy now—this isn’t really playable. Bu...

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