Could you sum up 2017 for UNIC territories, not only in terms of box office but also legislative issues? Despite what many were predicting, 2017 has been another year of growth for the European cinema industry, with more than 1.34 billion cinema visits (+2.5% from 2016) and €8.6 billion at
Typical teenager Tony Rydinger has just asked out his classmate Violet Parr and is enjoying a sunny day outside a track and field competition. Suddenly a supervillain bursts out from underground with a gigantic drill hundreds of feet long. Proclaiming himself “The Underminer,” he threatens his device will destroy the
“Based on a true story. We’re not kidding.” That’s the apt tagline for Tag, the action comedy in theaters June 15 taken from a real-life story almost too crazy to believe. Several friends from Spokane, Washington, in the 1980s devised a game of tag, which has now lasted for decades.
by Joan Graves, SVP & Chairman, CARA Since 1988, my job has been watching movies. I have seen more than 12,000 films of every genre, style, and type as part of the Classification and Rating Administration (CARA). CARA was established nearly 50 years ago by former MPAA CEO Jack Valenti.
There’s more to Kansas movie history than The Wizard of Oz. That’s the first point Rita “Peach” Madl, the current proprietor of the Plaza Cinema, drives home in our conversation. “We’ve been showing movies here years before Hollywood even existed.” Ottawa, Kansas, sits about 55 miles from Kansas City. The
On February 26, 2017, Chance the Rapper announced via Twitter that he’d bought out every seat for a showing of Get Out at a theater on Chicago’s South Side, allowing anyone with some free time and an ID to see the blockbuster horror film free of charge. The theater in
How do you follow a $40 billion year? The global cinema industry reached the vaunted box office benchmark for the first time in 2017, setting a new record for worldwide receipts despite a 2 percent slide in the North American market. The domestic dip, however, brought with it the predictable
What are some of your top priorities and projects as you begin your first full year at the helm of the MPAA? My mission is to represent American film and television on the global stage. Every day, I tell the story of this iconic industry—and it’s a great story to
“Everything changes but change itself.” Speaking in 500 bce, Heraclitus could not have been more prescient. In 2018 we are in the midst of the “digital revolution,” one of the most rapid and sustained periods of change the world has experienced, and its effects can be seen in every aspect
The Bert Nathan Memorial Award is given to an individual each year by the National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) to recognize leadership and significant accomplishment in cinema concessions. Brian Biehn, this year’s recipient, has been a member of NAC since 2004 and has served as the chair of the Regional