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August 2010 > SPECIAL REPORT

Piracy

by Amy Nicholson / Phil Contrino

Tags: Chris Weitz , Doctor Who , Groundhog Day , Heironymous Merkin , Iron Man 2 , Karen Scott , New Moon , Orgasmo , Ray Boyce , Regal Cinemas , Samantha Tumpach , Sex and the City 2. , Taxi Driver , The Dark Knight , bit torrent , bittorrent , camcording , mpaa , nato

SPECIAL REPORT > PIRACY WHAT HE SAID Hi Nicholas, please feel free to leave your house open every time you go out and please tell your family to do so, please invite people in the streets to come in and take things from you, not to make money out of it by reselling it but just to use it for...

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August 2010 > SPECIAL REPORT

Piracy

by Amy Nicholson / Phil Contrino

Tags: Chris Weitz , Doctor Who , Groundhog Day , Heironymous Merkin , Iron Man 2 , Karen Scott , New Moon , Orgasmo , Ray Boyce , Regal Cinemas , Samantha Tumpach , Sex and the City 2. , Taxi Driver , The Dark Knight , bit torrent , bittorrent , camcording , mpaa , nato

tried to make the narrow-minded point that since Knight was able to gross more than $1 billion worldwide, piracy must not be having much of an impact. The rationale behind such an argument is flimsy at best. Should Wal-Mart stop worrying about shoplifters since it’s already such a successful compa...

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August 2010 > SPECIAL REPORT

Piracy

by Amy Nicholson / Phil Contrino

Tags: Chris Weitz , Doctor Who , Groundhog Day , Heironymous Merkin , Iron Man 2 , Karen Scott , New Moon , Orgasmo , Ray Boyce , Regal Cinemas , Samantha Tumpach , Sex and the City 2. , Taxi Driver , The Dark Knight , bit torrent , bittorrent , camcording , mpaa , nato

SPECIAL REPORT > PIRACY FOUR PIRATES, FOUR STORIES Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 WHY > The fi rst time I pirated a movie, it was Orgasmo during that window when it wasn’t in theaters or on DVD. Now I’ll torrent old stuff I haven’t seen in ages that isn’t on Netflix I...

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August 2010 > SPECIAL REPORT

Piracy

by Amy Nicholson / Phil Contrino

Tags: Chris Weitz , Doctor Who , Groundhog Day , Heironymous Merkin , Iron Man 2 , Karen Scott , New Moon , Orgasmo , Ray Boyce , Regal Cinemas , Samantha Tumpach , Sex and the City 2. , Taxi Driver , The Dark Knight , bit torrent , bittorrent , camcording , mpaa , nato

Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 WHY > I live in a small town and a lot of movies aren’t available in the theater. A lot aren’t available legally in the US either— A. Newley’s porn musical Heironymous Merkin. I pirate TV episod...

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August 2010 > SPECIAL REPORT

Piracy

by Amy Nicholson / Phil Contrino

Tags: Chris Weitz , Doctor Who , Groundhog Day , Heironymous Merkin , Iron Man 2 , Karen Scott , New Moon , Orgasmo , Ray Boyce , Regal Cinemas , Samantha Tumpach , Sex and the City 2. , Taxi Driver , The Dark Knight , bit torrent , bittorrent , camcording , mpaa , nato

Tales from the front line of the industry’s war on camcording by Amy Nicholson Usually when a theater confronts a person recording off their screen, the pirate is the defendant. But a 22 year old patron is suing a Chicago moviehouse for $200,000 after they arrested her fi lming clips of New Mo...

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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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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 > SPECIAL REPORT

Piracy

by Amy Nicholson / Phil Contrino

Tags: Chris Weitz , Doctor Who , Groundhog Day , Heironymous Merkin , Iron Man 2 , Karen Scott , New Moon , Orgasmo , Ray Boyce , Regal Cinemas , Samantha Tumpach , Sex and the City 2. , Taxi Driver , The Dark Knight , bit torrent , bittorrent , camcording , mpaa , nato

to do, and we were so new at it we had a hard time helping them,” he recalls. “They seemed surprised that we were calling them, but wrote the incident report and fi led it nonetheless.” The NATO/ MPAA rewards program was so new that Townsend was shocked when the $500 check actually showed up for...

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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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May 2010 > Executive Suite

ShoWest 2010—a great success

by John Fithian

Tags: Dan Glickman , Prince of Persia , ShoWest , Toy Story 3 , mpaa , nato

domestic and international exhibitors the possibility of such studio experimentation and was pleased to learn of each company’s strong individual resolve to protect the theatrical window. Exhibitors have no concern with the specifi c choice of home release platform (e.g., DVD, VOD, streaming or d...

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May 2010 > Executive Suite

ShoWest 2010—a great success

by John Fithian

Tags: Dan Glickman , Prince of Persia , ShoWest , Toy Story 3 , mpaa , nato

EXECUTIVESUITE JOHN FITHIAN > NATO president and chief executive offi cer ShoWest 2010—a great success A week of celebration and clarifi cation Distribution and exhibition company leaders continue to discuss windows on an ongoing basis. The motion picture theater industry experienced a bus...

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