Magazine article Screen International

NATO, James Murdoch in War of Words over Windows

Magazine article Screen International

NATO, James Murdoch in War of Words over Windows

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Adam Aron on Friday told The Hollywood Reporter that "carefully considered reform is always worth evaluating" and took NATO to task for what he called "condescending and gratuitous" remarks aimed at Murdoch.

PREVIOUS STORY: National Association Of Theatre Owners (NATO) chief John Fithian has delivered a stinging rebuke following comments by the 21st Century Fox CEO about "crazy hold-backs".

The head of the theatre owner's lobby group (pictured) responded after Murdoch spoke at an investor conference in Manhattan this week.

"We have to think about these crazy hold-backs that theatre owners put in place - these blackout periods," said Murdoch.

"A customer really doesn't care that there's this National Association Of Theatre Owners that wants members to have exclusive access to films for about 90 days before they move to other venues."

He went on to tell attendees at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia conference that it was incumbent on studios to price films "in a smart way" and do something about windowing, including the possibility of electronic sell-through. …

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