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June 2010 > Law And Order

"There is nothing permanent except change."

by Gary Klein

Tags: CinemaCon , ShowWest , nato

“THERE IS NOTHING PERMANENT EXCEPT CHANGE” –Heraclitus The acronyms are new, but the fight is the same A s this is the first of what I hope will be many columns for Boxoffice, I had some angst in figuring out what to write about. Given my brief tenure at NATO, it’s not as if I have thi...

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June 2010 > Law And Order

"There is nothing permanent except change."

by Gary Klein

Tags: CinemaCon , ShowWest , nato

NATO members are among the largest employers of part-time and younger workers, this experience will enable me to provide both guid ance on compliance with various laws and also insight into how best to effectively deal with proposed legislation in areas that affect mem bers’ interests. NATO has...

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June 2010 > Show Business

3D at the drive-in?

by Phil Contrino

Tags: Continental Cinemas , Drive-in , ShowWest

After all, the drive-in business depends heavily on the family dollar. Now, as more family films are made for 3D, drive-ins will face greater competition since they can’t show a film as it was intended. “Through some careful examinations of the numbers—and going through how much light we would ha...

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June 2010 > Industry News

A brand new toy box

by Amy Nicholson

Tags: 7.1 , Dolby , Dolby Surround 7.1 , Pixar , ShowWest , Toy Story , Toy Story 3 , Up

FACTS & FIGURES FROM BOXOFFICE.COM INDUSTRY NEWS INN I TOY STORY TOY STORY 11/22/9511/22/95 OPENING OPENING WEEKEND* WEEKEND* $34,266,446 $34,266,446 DOMESTIC TOTAL DOMESTIC TOTAL $191,796,910 $191,796,910 TOY STORY 2 TOY STORY 2 11/24/9911/24/99 OPENING WEEKEND* OPENING WEEKEND* $66,...

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June 2010 > Show Business

3D at the drive-in?

by Phil Contrino

Tags: Continental Cinemas , Drive-in , ShowWest

HEY GOOD LOOKING The Taylors challenge the industry to bring 3D to drive-ins EXPENDABLES’ TOP DOMESTIC GROSSERS SHOW BUSINESS PHIL CONTRINO Editor BoxOffi ce.com WHAT’S OLD IS NEW AGAIN In 1953, two of the top three grossing films were 3D pictures, Bwana Devil and House of Wax. Hitchcock m...

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May 2010 > Industry Report

Making deals

by Amy Nicholson

Tags: Alice in Wonderland , Cinedigm , Dr. Oz , Kenny Farve , Michael Lynton , Ralph Willis , ShowWest

Disney’s abbreviated release of Alice in Wonderland. (John Fithian explores the issue in his column in this month’s issue). Then, he pushed for healthier concessions, trotting out a video from TV personality Dr. Oz. “Adding healthier options to your existing menu is the right thing to do for our ...

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May 2010 > STOP PRESS

Unanimous consent

by Peter Cane

Tags: CinemaCon , ShowWest

STOPPRESS UNANIMOUS CONSENT T here were, as usual, lots of spirited discussions at ShoWest this year. Release windows, saturated fats at the concession stand and analog 3-D fueled debates both public and private. But just about every conversation I had started out on the same theme—these ...

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May 2010 > Industry Report

Making deals

by Amy Nicholson

Tags: Alice in Wonderland , Cinedigm , Dr. Oz , Kenny Farve , Michael Lynton , Ralph Willis , ShowWest

INDUSTRY REPORT By Amy Nicholson Making deals The fi nance team behind the VPF structure announces they’ll help small and mid-size exhibitors convert to digitral “T he industry changed with DCIP’s announcement this year,” says Entertainment Financial Advisor’s Brandt Gully. “We knew that was g...

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April 2010 > StopPress

Here's to you Bob.

by Peter Cane

Tags: Bob Sunshine , ShowWest , nato

STOPPRESS HERE’S TO YOU, BOB. It is not unheard of for a glass or two to be raised at ShoWest, but this year there will something unique to toast—the close of a great, ten-year run for Bob Sunshine and his team at the helm of the industry’s premier gathering. There will be lots of memories to...

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April 2010 > Interviews

Interview With The Showman

Tags: 3d , Access Hollywood , Amanda Seyfried , Barco , Bob Sunshine , Christie , Dear John , Digital Cinema Initiative Partners , Katherine Heigl , Letters to Juliet , Paul Breedlove , Prince of Persia , Rachel McAdams , ShowWest , The Karate Kid , Toy Story 3 , Vanessa Hudgens , dcip , nec

INTERVIEW WITH THE BOB SUNSHINE ON SHOWEST’S PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE What are you excited for this year? I’m excited that the year 2009 ended tremendously. We had a record year and an unbelievable end with Avatar. That all bodes well for coming into Vegas. We have a whole industry that’...

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April 2010 > Executive Suite

A fine choice!

by John Fithian

Tags: Bill Stembler , Georgia Theatre Company , New Beverly , Paramount , Quentin Tarantino , ShowWest , nato

EXECUTIVESUITE JOHN FITHIAN > NATO president and chief executive offi cer A fine choice! Bill Stembler—ShoWester of the Year T he only thing wrong about Bill Stembler receiving the 2010 ShoWester of the Year award is that it should have happened years ago. I can’t think of anyone who has g...

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April 2010 > Interviews

Interview With The Showman

Tags: 3d , Access Hollywood , Amanda Seyfried , Barco , Bob Sunshine , Christie , Dear John , Digital Cinema Initiative Partners , Katherine Heigl , Letters to Juliet , Paul Breedlove , Prince of Persia , Rachel McAdams , ShowWest , The Karate Kid , Toy Story 3 , Vanessa Hudgens , dcip , nec

pretty consistent, but I think it always focuses on new technologies and things that are happening to move the industry. Attendance has grown tremendously in the last ten years. I think, even though there’s been so many new formats of ancillary media, I think the film industry is still doing terri...

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April 2010 > Executive Suite

A fine choice!

by John Fithian

Tags: Bill Stembler , Georgia Theatre Company , New Beverly , Paramount , Quentin Tarantino , ShowWest , nato

THEATER UPDATE EXECUTIVESUITE (continued from page 8) QUENTIN TARANTINO ANNOUNCES PURCHASE network of pre-show programming. Similar- OF BOXOFFICE MARQUEE AWARD WINNER ly, Bill and company President Aubrey Stone Like many repertory houses, the New Beverly in Hollywood—BOXOFFICE’s August Mar...

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