NATO Sets Dates For Inaugural CinemaCon

It’s hard to believe it’s been more than two years since the National Association Of Theatre Owners (NATO) announced they would be taking control of their annual trade show in 2011 when their contract expired with Nielsen Film Group. At…

MPAA’s Glickman, NATO’s Fithian Deliver Upbeat Industry Prognosis

[/caption] The National Association of Theatre Owners president, John Fithian, and the outgoing chairman of the Motion Picture Assn. of America, Dan Glickman, trumpeted 2009’s record breaking box office grosses as well as advances in piracy protection during their annual…

NATO To Transform ShoWest Into CinemaCon

On the first day of this year’s ShoWest, the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) has made it known that when they take back the event next year it will undergo a name change to CinemaCon. The logo being used…

ShoWest Opens With Michael Lynton Keynote

[/caption] The 2010 edition of ShoWest, the annual gathering of theatre owners and distributors, kicked off in Las Vegas earlier today with a keynote address from Michael Lynton. The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sony Pictures Entertainment had both…

Setting The Record Straight On ShowEast

Let’s face it, while mainstream media might be screaming about an economic recovery, times are still tough for many businesses all over the world. That is especially true for trade shows. No matter the industry focus, attendance at global conventions…

NATO Nabs Mitch Neuhauser For Trade Show

Ever since March of 2008 when the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) announced that they would be holding their own trade show in 2011 just before NAB the question has been, who will the organization get to put the…

Oh Dear, New York Times Not Impressed By ShoWest

Don’t take our word for it, the New York Times has taken a long hard look at ShoWest and noted that it is not what it used to be. In fairness to both NYT and ShoWest the article’s author Brook…

It Was A Very Good ShoWest 2009 For Sony

The popcorn has been swept away, the 3D movie banners folded, the quiet talk about how cinema is holding up in the recession has faded – ShoWest 2009 is over. While VNU will continue to host the Las Vegas-set cinema…

Top Execs Ponder Industry’s Future At ShoWest Panel

The first day of ShoWest has historically been held as an international day where exhibitors from around the world can attend panels that cover issues and topics that relate directly to their markets.  In an attempt to bring attendees in…

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