Tuesday, October 15, 2019

STREAMING PIRATE MOVIES MAY BECOME A FELONY

June 17, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved The Commercial Felony Streaming Act that would make streaming copyrighted material online a felony. In effect, the bill provides the same penalty for streaming as current law already does for illegal downloading. Presently, streaming is considered “public performance” under the law and is punishable only as a misdemeanor. […]

NEW MPAA CHIEF DELIVERS UNITY SPEECH TO EXHIBITORS

March 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In a speech to the National Association of Theater Owners that was undoubtedly greeted with numerous silent “amens,” the newly appointed chief of the Motion Picture Association of America, Christopher Dodd, declared, “I want all of you gathered here this morning to know that as the new CEO and Chairman of the MPAA, I passionately […]

EXHIBITORS ANGERED OVER WARNERS’ VOD PLANS

November 4, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Warner Bros. and the Walt Disney Co. are developing plans to offer some movies via video-on-demand while they are still playing in theaters, Daily Variety reported today (Thursday). It cited comments by Time Warner chief Jeff Bewkes during an earnings call on Wednesday that it will launch the premium VOD service by next summer, charging […]

TICKET PRICES TAKE RARE DOWNTURN

July 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

There were so many family-film hits in theaters during the second quarter of this year that the average ticket price slid to $7.88 from $7.95 in the first quarter — a reflection of discounts for kids, the National Association of Theater Owners reported on Monday. The decline occurred despite a proliferation of 3D films commanding […]