March 2005

Comments

Transcription

March 2005
NATO of California/Nevada
March 2005
NATO of California/Nevada
March 2005
Information for the California and Nevada Motion Picture Theatre Industry
C A L E N D A R
of EVENTS &
H O L I D A Y S
Mar. 14-17
ShoWest
(See page 5 for schedule of events)
Mar. 17
St. Patrick’s Day
Mar. 25
Good Friday
Mar. 27
Easter
Apr. 1
April Fools Day
Apr. 3
Daylight Saving
Time begins
Apr. 5 & 7
Spring/Summer
Film Product Seminars
in Southern and
Northern California
Apr. 15
Scholarship
Applications due
for Field Employees
Apr. 23
Passover begins
at sundown
❖❖❖
Spring/Summer Film Product Lineup
To Be Previewed On April 5 and 7
NATO of California/Nevada will once again host their
semi-annual film product seminars featuring the Spring and
Summer ’05 lineup of film releases and marketing plans
from all of the major film studios. The Southern California
seminar will be held at The Bridge Cinema De Lux on April
5th followed by the Northern California seminar at Loews
Theatres at Metreon in San Francisco on April 7th.
As in the past the all day seminars will feature presentations consisting of film footage from a lineup of over
90 films in addition to a breakout of the marketing and
promotion plans of individual films. Studio representatives
will be on hand to personally present their lineups and be
available during the various daily breaks for one on one
interchanges of ideas.
The morning presentations will be preceded by a continental breakfast followed by a noon time break for a catered
box lunch. The actual presentations will start promptly at
10:00AM and the program will conclude by 3:30PM.
Loews Theatres at Metreon
A new element will be introduced at this
gathering when the winners of the inaugural
NATO of CA/NV Showmanship Awards are
called up to the podium to receive their award
checks. Up to ten lucky winners will each receive
a $2,500 cash award for the most outstanding
showmanship promotions for the past year.
The winning campaigns will be on display at
both the Southern and Northern California
meetings.
Attendance at the seminars is restricted to
employees of member companies only and is
free, however reservations for both meetings
The Bridge Cinema De Lux
are a must. No walk-ins or substitutes will
be admitted. All reservations must be approved by the respective corporate office or district manager.
A list of attendees from the district or corporate office containing the information requested on the
Registration Form is the preferred form of registration however the attached registration form, approved
by corporate, is also acceptable. Due to space limitations we will be able to accommodate only two
See SEMINAR, continued on page 2
1
NATO of California/Nevada
Previews
is published by the
National Association of
Theatre Owners of
California/Nevada
11661 San Vicente Blvd., Suite 830
Los Angeles, CA 90049-5116
Phone: 310/460-2900
Fax: 310/460-2901
E-mail: Offi[email protected]
www.NATOCalNev.org
OFFICERS
Milton Moritz
President & CEO
Philip Harris
Chairman
March 2005
SEMINAR, continued from page 1
representatives from each theatre location, early registration is recommended as this event sells out
fast. Registration will close on March 18th or once capacity has been reached. Please fax or mail the
completed forms, or email the information to us at offi[email protected]
Parking at the Metreon is at a premium therefore we suggest that you make arrangements to
carpool or take advantage of the convenient Bay Area public transportation to get to the theatre.
Metreon is just a few blocks from both Powell and Montgomery BART and Muni stations; close to
over thirty transit stops; within walking distance of the Transbay Terminal and the Ferry Building;
and a short ride from Caltrain. For transit information, call 817-1717 in any Bay Area area code.
Or visit http://www.transitinfo.org/ for maps and schedules of Bay Area public transit. The Bridge
Cinema De Lux is conveniently located just off the 405 freeway at Howard Hughes Parkway, about
2 miles north of LAX.
Please phone the NATO of CA/NV office at 310/460-2900 for additional information. Look
forward to seeing you at the Spring/Summer Film Product Seminar on April 5th in Southern California
and on April 7th in Northern California. ▼
Raymond W. Syufy
Vice President
Jerome A. Forman
Chairman Emeritus
Treasurer
John Tegtmeier
Secretary
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Registration Form
NATO of CA/NV Spring/ Summer Film Product Seminar
Attendance is open to NATO of CA/NV member companies and is by reservation only,
no walk-ins and no substitutions. Due to space limitations we can accommodate no more than
two persons from each theatre location.
Deadline for reservations: Friday, March 18th
Sergio Contreras
Premiere Cinemas
David Corwin
Metropolitan Theatres
Jerome A. Forman
Pacific Theatres
Alan Grossberg
UltraStar Cinemas
Philip Harris
Regal Entertainment Group
April 5, 2005
National Amusement’s The Bridge Cinema De Lux
6081 Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90045
(Located off the 405 Freeway at Howard Hughes Parkway,
Approximately 2 miles north of LAX.)
April 7, 2005
Loews Theatres at Metreon
101 Fourth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(Located south of Market Street, convenient to
BART and other Bay Area public transportation)
Name: ___________________________________________Title: __________________________
William F. Hertz, Sr.
Mann Theatres
Email:___________________________________________ Phone: _________________________
George Krikorian
Krikorian Premiere Cinemas
Company Name: __________________________________________________________________
Greg Laemmle
Laemmle Theatres
Frank Rimkus
Galaxy Theatres
Bruce Sanborn
The Movie Experience
Raymond W. Syufy
Century Theatres
John Tegtmeier
Tegtmeier Associates
Len Westenberg
Loews Cineplex
❦
Charlene Sievers
Director, Member Services
Theatre Name: ______________________________________________________________
Business Address: __________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________
Phone_________________________________________________________________________
District Manager:
or
Corporate Officer
Signature _________________________________________________
Print name ________________________________________________
Will attend:
________ No. Calif.
________ So. Calif.
FAX THIS COMPLETED FORM TO NATO of CA/NV: 310/460-2901
For more details call 310/460-2900
2
NATO of California/Nevada
March 2005
Plaintiffs Take A One-Two Punch: Proposition 64 and the Class
Action Reform Act Dull The Teeth Of Favorite Litigation Weapons
By Gregory F. Hurley & Charles Menzies
Proposition 64, passed in November
2004, requires that a plaintiff must have either lost money or property in order to sue a
business under California’s broad unfair competition (section 17200) and false-advertising
(section 17500) laws. This is a major victory
for California businesses trying to exist under
the omnipresent threat of shotgun litigation
Gregory F. Hurley
instigated by plaintiffs acting as a “private attorney general” in order to reap huge verdicts. In other words, the
day of a disabled theatergoer suing a theatre owner for violations
of the Americans with Disabilities Act, for example, on behalf of
himself and the entire disabled public are over.
Charles Menzies
Court of Appeal held in Branick v. Downey
Sav. & Loan that Proposition 64 “applies to
actions that were filed but not finally resolved
before Nov. 3, 2004.” The next day, the Fourth
Appellate District also found for retroactivity
in Benson v. Kwikset Corp. The conflicting appellate rulings make it highly probable that the
Supreme Court will need to resolve the conflict
presented by Mervyn’s, Branick and Benson.
The issue of retroactivity was somewhat academic considering a plaintiff could simply convert his or her case to a class action
lawsuit thereby avoiding the limitations of Proposition 64. This
option took a major blow when President Bush signed the Class
Action Fairness Act on February 18, 2005. This new law, which is
not retroactive, requires that any class-action suit seeking $5 million
or more can only be heard in state court if the primary defendant
and more than one-third of the plaintiffs are from the same state.
However, if less than one-third of the plaintiffs are from the same
state as the primary defendant, and the plaintiffs are seeking more
than $5 million, the case would go to federal court. Federal courts
are expected to let few of these cases go forward. Accordingly, a
plaintiff that wants to convert its case into a class action must now
satisfy the fairly big hurdle the Class Action Fairness Act signifies.
The problem is, the proposition never addressed if the new
law applied to the hundreds of cases pending before Election Day.
Since then, dozens of companies, including DaimlerChrysler,
Mastercard and Mattel, have asked California judges to dismiss
lawsuits filed before the law’s enactment. And for months California’s trial courts have issued slews of conflicting orders regarding
whether or not Proposition 64 barred the private enforcement of
unfair competition laws brought before November 2, 2004.
Now a showdown regarding the retroactivity of Proposition
64 is looming on the Supreme Court’s horizon. On February 1,
2005 California’s First District Court of Appeal issued its ruling in
Californians for Disability Rights v. Mervyn’s, LLC. There, the court
ruled that Mervyn’s could not use Proposition 64 to seek the dismissal
of a lawsuit brought by Californians for Disability Rights regarding
alleged violations of the ADA. A week later, the Second District
For now, California businesses will need to hold their collective breath and wait for the Supreme Court to weigh in on
Proposition 64. However, going forward, they can be content that
both Proposition 64 and Class Action Fairness Act have snapped
two highly effective arrows in plaintiff ’s counsel’s quiver. ▼
Mr. Hurley, is the Chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Orange County Litigation. He and Mr. Menzies are actively involved in working with
the owners and operators of assembly areas nationwide. Mr. Hurley may be contacted at 714-708-6614 or at [email protected]
FILMS TO VIDEO: PROJECTED RELEASE SCHEDULE
Extended version of Films to Video releases can be found at www.natocalnev.org
What the #$*!
(Bleep) Do We
Know?!
Being Julia
Bridget Jones:
Edge of Reason
3/15/05
3/22/05
3/22/05
Fat Albert
The Final Cut
Finding Neverland
After the Sunset
Closer
Vera Drake
3/22/05
3/22/05
3/22/05
3/29/05
23/29/05
3/29/05
Elektra
I Am David
Spanglish
Hotel Rwanda
Ocean’s Twelve
Suspect Zero
For additional listings refer to: www.homemediaretailing.com •
3
4/5/05
4/5/05
4/5/05
4/12/05
4/12/05
4/12/05
House of Flying
Daggers
A Love Song for
Bobby Long
Meet the Fockers
Source: Home Media Retailing
4/19/05
4/19/05
4/19/05
NATO of California/Nevada
March 2005
Cinema Treasures: Academy Awards Locations
Previews invited Ross Melnick and Andreas Fuchs, co-authors of Cinema Treasures – A New Look At Classic Movie Theatres,
to contribute a regular column featuring interesting facts about our industry’s glorious past. In view of last month’s
Academy Awards® we asked them to write about the houses that Oscar visited.
On February 27, 2005 the Kodak
Theatre in Hollywood welcomed Oscar
for the fourth time. Designed by prominent architect David Rockwell with a
sense of iconic style and state-of-the-art
technology, the venue is optimized for
audiovisual recordings and live broadcasts, also serving as year-round host to
musical productions, concerts, comedy,
dance, variety shows, holiday specials
and more. Early on, even the occasional
film premiere was booked for the some
3,500-seat auditorium, which are now
back to the classics of El Capitan, Grauman’s Chinese and Pacific’s Cinerama
Dome at Arclight Hollywood.
public space occurred in 1944 and ‘45
when the Academy Awards were held
at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre to allow
people in the armed forces on leave to attend the event. Until 1943 the Academy
Awards had been presented in banquet
form, but by extending the idea of the
Hollywood Canteen it became a stage
show. In 1949, however, the organization could only afford to stage the event
at its own 1,000-seat Academy Award
Theatre on Melrose Avenue.
In 1947 and ‘48 Oscar had taken over
the Shrine Auditorium for the first time,
but it would be another 40 years before the
Academy Awards returned there. Located
near the University of Southern California,
“The Academy looked at the
the Shrine houses several other ceremonies
requirements for the space and laid
during the year, including the Emmys,
out the terms,” producer and former
MTV Movie and the American Music
AMPAS president Robert Rehme told
Awards. Now the premiere L.A. showme before the Kodak opened. “We
house for musicals such as Disney’s The
really loved the idea of bringing the
Lion King and The Producers, the Pantages
Oscars back to Hollywood. Hollywood
Theater on Hollywood Boulevard celsymbolizes movies, even if the studios
ebrated the Academy Awards from 1950
are no longer there. Hollywood means
Graumans Chinese Theatre
to 1960. American TV audiences got their
movies – that’s how the idea of a theatre
first view inside an Oscar ceremony when the Awards were broadcast
was born.” Before the Golden Boy settled back into the heart of
from the legendary (RKO) Pantages movie palace in 1953.
Hollywood, he’d been on the move. The Annual Academy Awards
of Merit have been presented in nine different locations during
In 1961, the Academy Awards moved west to the Santa Monica
their 77-year history. The first Oscar ceremony took place on May
Civic Auditorium, where they continued through 1968. Then, from
16, 1929, at the Blossom Ballroom of the Hollywood Roosevelt
1969 to 1987, downtown L.A.’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (2,800
Hotel, across the street from the Kodak Theatre. 270 academy
seats), home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Los Angeles
members and their guests attended the black-tie dinner.
Opera, welcomed the Academy Awards. Since 1988, the Chandler
alternated with the Shrine Auditorium (5,800 seats) for the awards
In the 1930’s the Ambassador Hotel on Wilshire Boulevard
show. The last year the Oscars were held at the Chandler was 1999.
was the home of several Oscar ceremonies. In April 1930, its
In March of 2002, in his 73rd year, Oscar celebrated his houseCocoanut Grove – currently beautifully recreated in The Aviawarming bash at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland,
tor –hosted the second Oscars. And when the third awards were
back where it all began. Hooray for Hollywood! ▼
presented in November that year, the banquet was held at the
Ambassador’s Fiesta Room. The Oscars returned to the Fiesta
Room in 1932 and ‘34 and the Cocoanut Grove in 1940 and ‘43.
–Andreas Fuchs is an independent exhibition consultant
whose articles appear regularly in Film Journal International,
The Regal Biltmore in downtown Los Angeles welcomed Oscar
FilmEcho and Auditoria, among others. More facts and news
in 1931 at the Sala O’Oro before moving to the Biltmore Bowl
about historic and contemporary movie theatres are available at
banquet room from 1935-’39 and ‘41-’42.
www.CinemaTreasures.org.
The first shift away from an industry dinner and into a more
RKO Pantages
4
NATO of California/Nevada
March 2005
ShoWest 2005 Schedule of Events
NATO of CA/NV
Academy Awards®
Contest Winner
(as of March 2, 2005)
MONDAY, MARCH 14th, 2005
6:30am
Buses leave for Al Lapidus Golf Tournament
7:30am – 8:00pm
Convention Registration
6:00pm & 9:00pm
ShoWest Showcase:
“An Evening of Independent Film”
Century Orleans 18 Theatres
Films to be screened:
“My Summer of Love”
Focus Features
“Dust To Glory”
IFC Films
“House of D”
Lions Gate Films
“The Chumscrubber”
Newmarket Films
“Mad Hot Ballroom”
Paramount Classics
“Layer Cake
Sony Pictures Classics
8:00pm – 9:00pm
ShoWest Showcase Reception at
Century Orleans 18 Theatres
TUESDAY, MARCH 15
7:30am – 8:00pm
Convention Registration
7:45am
Opening Day Breakfast
Award Presentations:
Inter-Society’s “Ken Mason Award”
John Mason, Director of Worldwide
Student Film, Eastman Kodak
9:15am
ShoWest Opening Day Ceremony
“Salute to the $100 Million
Films of 2004”
Welcome Remarks:
Jeffrey Katzenberg,
Dreamworks Animation SKG
Industry Addresses:
Dan Glickman, President, MPAA
John Fithian, President, NATO
Award Presentations:
“ShoWester of the Year Award”
Stephen Marcus, President and CEO,
The Marcus Corporation
10:45am
Screening
12:15pm – 2:00pm
Opening Day Luncheon featuring the
Presentation of “The Hollywood Reporter
“Showmanship Awards”
Special Performance by Paul Green’s
School of Rock band from Newmarket’s
new film “ROCK SCHOOL”.
2:00pm – 6:00pm
ShoWest Trade Show
2:30pm
Seminar
“Great Promotional Ideas for Movie
Exhibitors and Studios”
Hosted by Newspapers Across America
th
6:00pm
Screening
Warner Bros. Pictures’
“Miss Congeniality 2:
Armed and Fabulous”
8:00pm
Cocktail Reception
9:30pm
Screening
Sony Pictures Classics’
“Kung Fu Hustle”
Congratulations to Peter Lehmann
of Krikorian Premiere Theatres who
selected 14 winners out of a possible 16
in our Academy Awards ® Contest. Mr.
Lehmann won an autographed copy of
Cinema Treasures A New Look at Classic
Movie Theaters, which was featured in
the February issue of Previews.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15th, 2005
7:30am – 6:30pm
Convention Registration
8:00am
Breakfast
Award Presentations:
“Will Rogers Institute Theatre
Managers Awards”
“Bert Nathan Memorial Award”
Krista Schulte,
The Coca-Cola Company
10:30am – 12:00pm
NATO & MPAA Seminar
“Movie Piracy - the Latest on Problems
and Solutions” and “NATO & MPAA:
Working in Harmony”
Moderator:
John Fithian - President, NATO
Panelists to date:
Stacy Carlson, EVP Global
Affairs, MPAA
John Malcolm, SVP Worldwide
Anti-Piracy Operations, MPAA
Jeff Mirich - SVP and CIO,
Walt Disney Studios
Richard Atkinson
Executive Director, Systems
Integration, Walt Disney Studios
10:00am – 5:00pm
ShoWest Trade Show
12:15 – 2:00pm
Exhibitor Relations Buffet Lunch
and Schmooze-A-Rama
7:30pm and 8:00pm
Major Studio Screening and Product Reel
Presentation
Sony Pictures Entertainment
10:00pm
Sony Pictures “World Premiere Party”
Scholarship Program:
If You Don’t Enter, You Can’t Win
NATO of CA/NV now has two separate scholarship programs
for its members. The original program for field level employees
will award up to fifteen scholarships. A new one for the dependent children of currently employed, California or Nevada based
corporate office or management level theatre employees is now
being offered with up to ten awards available. The $7,500.00
scholarships for both programs are available for post secondary
or vocational education.
Applications with complete details of the programs and
eligibility requirements are available on the NATO of CA/NV
web site at www.NATOCalNev.org or by phoning the office at
310/460-2900. All applications for the Field Level Scholarship
must be postmarked or delivered to the NATO of CA/NV office
by April 15, 2005. The
deadline for the DepenNATIONAL A
SSOCIATI
dent Children applications
ON OF T
HEATRE O
OF CALIFOR
WNERS
NIA/NEVAD
A
is July 1, 2005.
NATO of CA/NV
has awarded $377,500
to 131 member scholars
since the 1996 inception of its scholarship
program. And each
of those 131 winners
started off by sending
in an application….
won’t you take that
first step? ▼
THURSDAY, MARCH 17th, 2005
9:00am - 1:00pm
ShoWest Trade Show
Continental Breakfast on the
Tradeshow Floor
11:30am – 2:00pm
Final Day Luncheon and Presentation
hosted by Twentieth Century Fox and
DLP Cinema™, a Texas Instruments
Technology
2:30pm
Special Digital Cinema Seminar
6:30pm
Final Night Banquet and
Awards Ceremony
Hosted by The Coca-Cola Company
5
005
SSCCHH2
O
OLARSSH
P
PRROGRAAMMHIIPP
AAPPPPLLICATTIIO
ONN
$7,500
SCHOLARSHIP
avai
fifteen
lable for
or vocational post secondary
education!
S
To be eligible
to apply, you
National Ass
mu
ociation of The st be a field employee
of a
atre Owners
Applications
of CA/NV me
must be pos
tmarked or
mber theatre
NATO of CA
deliver
.
/NV Office by
April 15, 200 ed to the
Scholarships
will be announ
5.
ced in June
2005.
NATO of California/Nevada
March 2005
2005 Spring/Summer Film Releases
(as of 2/24/05)
Date
W 3/30/05
Fri, 4/1/05
Fri, 4/1/05
Fri, 4/8/05
Fri, 4/8/05
Fri, 4/8/05
Fri, 4/8/05
W, 4/13/05
Fri. 4/15/05
Fri. 4/15/05
Fri. 4/15/05
Fri. 4/22/05
Fri. 4/22/05
Fri. 4/22/05
Fri. 4/22/05
Fri. 4/29/05
Fri. 4/29/05
Fri. 4/29/05
Fri, 5/6/05
Fri, 5/6/05
Fri, 5/6/05
Fri. 5/13/05
Fri. 5/13/05
Fri. 5/13/05
Fri. 5/13/05
Fri. 5/13/05
Fri. 5/13/05
Th, 5/19/05
Fri. 5/27/05
Fri. 5/27/05
Fri. 5/27/05
Fri. 5/27/05
Fri. 5/27/05
Fri. 6/3/05
Fri. 6/3/05
Fri. 6/3/05
Fri. 6/3/05
Fri. 6/3/05
Fri 6/10/05
Fri 6/10/05
Fri 6/10/05
Fri 6/10/05
Fri 6/10/05
Film
Beauty Shop
Look At Me
Sin City
Fever Pitch
Kung Fu Hustle
Sahara
Winter Solstice
State Property 2:
Philly Streets
Formerly State
Property 2
Amityville Horror, The
House Of D
Valiant
A Lot Like Love
Interpreter, The
King’s Ransom
Madison
3-iron
The Hitchhiker’s Guide
To The Galaxy
Xxx: State Of The Union
House Of Wax
Jiminy Glick In
La La Wood
Kingdom Of Heaven
Crash
Kicking And Screaming
Layer Cake
Mad Hot Ballroom
Monster In Law
Unleashed
Star Wars: Episode 3 Revenge Of The Sith
The Longest Yard
Madagascar - Animated
Mindhunters
Saving Face
Deep Blue
Apres Vous
Cinderella Man
High Tension
Lords Of Dogtown
Sisterhood Of The
Traveling Pants
The Adventures Of Shark
Boy & Lava Girl (3-d)
The Bad News Bears
Heights
Howl’s Moving Castle
Mr. And Mrs. Smith
Studio
MGM
SONY PIC CLS
MIRAMAX
FOX
SONY PIC CLS
PARAMOUNT
PARAMOUNT CLS
Date
Fri. 6/17/05
Fri. 6/17/05
Fri. 6/17/05
Fri, 6/24/05
Fri, 6/24/05
Fri, 6/24/05
Fri, 6/24/05
We, 6/29/05
Fri 7/1/05
Fri 7/1/05
Fri, 7/8/05
Fri, 7/8/05
Fri, 7/8/05
Fri, 7/15/05
LIONS GATE
MGM
LIONS GATE
BV
BV
UNIVERSAL
NEW LINE
MGM
SONY PIC CLS
Fri, 7/15/05
Fri, 7/15/05
Fri, 7/15/05
BV
SONY
WB
Fri, 7/22/05
Fri, 7/22/05
Fri, 7/22/05
Fri, 7/22/05
Fri, 7/29/05
Fri, 7/29/05
Fri, 7/29/05
MGM
FOX
LIONS GATE
UNIVERSAL
SONY PIC CLS
PARA CLS.
NEW LINE
FOCUS
Fri, 7/29/05
Fri, 7/29/05
Fri, 8/5/05
Fri, 8/5/05
Fri, 8/5/05
Fri, 8/5/05
Fri, 8/5/05
Fri, 8/12/05
Fri, 8/12/05
FOX
PARAMOUNT
DREAMWORKS
MIRAMAX
SONY PIC CLS
MIRAMAX
PARAMOUNT CLS.
UNIVERSAL
LIONS GATE
SONY
Fri, 8/12/05
Fri, 8/12/05
Fri, 8/12/05
Fri, 8/12/05
Fri, 8/12/05
Fri, 8/19/05
Fri, 8/19/05
Fri, 8/19/05
Fri, 8/19/05
Fri, 8/26/05
Summer ‘05
9/1/05
9/1/05
WARNER BROS
MIRAMAX
PARAMOUNT
SONY PIC CLS
BV
FOX
Film
Batman Begins
Me And You And
Everyone We Know
My Summer Of Love
Dukes Of Hazzard
Herbie: Fully Loaded
Rize (Documentary
Yes
War Of The Worlds
Roll Bounce
Undead
Bewitched
The Fantastic Four
Saraband
Charlie & The
Chocolate Factory
Happy Endings
Hustle & Flow
Into The Blue
Wedding Crashers
The Island
November
The Perfect Man
Rebound
The Brothers Grimm
Elizabethtown
Night Watch
(Nochnoi Dozor)
Sky High
Stealth
Doom
Grizzly Man (Documentary)
Must Love Dogs
Red-eye
Untitled Mike Judge
Dark Water
Deuce Bigalow:
European Gigolo
The Devil’s Rejects
Domino
Everything Is Illuminated
Four Brothers
The Skeleton Key
The Cave
40 Year Old Virgin
Romance And Cigarettes
Zu Warriors
Cry Wolf
The Honeymooners
Ritual
The Woods
Studio
WARNER BROS
IFC
FOCUS
WARNER BROS
BV
LIONS GATE
SONY PIC CLS
PARAMOUNT
FOX
LIONS GATE
SONY
FOX
SONY PIC CLS
WARNER BROS
LIONS GATE
PARAMOUNT CLS
MGM
NEW LINE
DREAMWORKS
SONY PIC CLS
UNIVERSAL
FOX
MIRAMAX
PARAMOUNT
FOX SEARCHLIGHT
BV
SONY
UNIVERSAL
LIONS GATE
WARNER BROS
DREAMWORKS
FOX
BUENA VISTA
SONY
LIONS GATE
NEW LINE
WARNER INDIE
PARAMOUNT
UNIVERSAL
SONY/SCREEN GEMS
UNIVERSAL
MGM
MIRAMAX
FOCUS
PARAMOUNT
MIRAMAX
MGM
~Source: Exhibitor Relations Co.
6
NATO of California/Nevada
March 2005
Employers Must Properly Dispose
of Consumer Information
New rules under the federal Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA) will require all employers with one or more employees to properly dispose of documents that contain
consumer information used for a business purpose.
These rules were enacted to protect against the growing problem of identity theft. According to the National Crime Prevention Council, identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the
U.S. The rules are effective June 1, 2005.
What Does The Law Require?
The rules say that, “Any person that
maintains or otherwise possesses consumer
information for a business purpose must
properly dispose of such information by taking reasonable measures to protect against
unauthorized access to or use of the information in connection with the disposal.” If you
obtain a consumer report about someone as
part of your hiring process, your company
must destroy it.
Information Must Be Destroyed
The law gives some examples of what’s
required:
• Burning, pulverizing or shredding of papers containing consumer information so
the information cannot be read or reconstructed.
Clarification to
Post Log 300A
• Destroying or erasing electronic media containing consumer information so the information cannot be read or reconstructed.
These are meant only as examples and are
not the exclusive means of destruction. Each
business can make its own decisions about how
to properly dispose of the information. Penalties for noncompliance of the law can be stiff.
The February issue of Previews included a reference to Post
Log 300A which stated “Employers who are subject to Log
300 Cal/OSHA requirements
are required to prepare Form
300A at the end of each year.”
NATO of CA/NV contacted
officials who clarified that motion picture theatres are exempt,
unless specifically instructed
otherwise, in writing, by a state
or federal agency operating under the authority of OSHA or
the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
For any additional information
visit the Cal/OSHA web site at
Shredding Services Available
The rules say that the use of a shredding
service is one way an employee may properly
dispose of the information. However, the rules
also mention it is critical for the employer to
engage in due diligence to verify the competency and integrity of the service that’s hired.
All employees who handle consumer information should be made aware of the new
law and the importance of compliance.
http://www.caloshareu.com/oshalog300/html/index.htm.
Source: FACTA
Year-To-Date Box-Office
YEAR-TO-DATE 58 days starting Thursday, January 1, through Sunday, February 27, 2005 Average ticket price for 2005 is estimated
Year
Avg. Ticket
Price
Ticket Price
Change
Total Gross
% Changes vs.
Previous Year
Attendance
% Change
vs. Previous Year
2005
2004
2003
$6.40
$6.22
$6.03
2.89%
3.15%
2.65%
$1,415,723,005
$1,325,453,703
$1,366,464,672
6.81%
-3.00%
-
221,206,720
213,095,451
226,611,057
3.81%
-5.96%
-
~Source: Exhibitor Relations Co.
7
NATO of California/Nevada
INSIDE
PREVIEWS
2005
Spring/Summer
Product Lineup To
Be Previewed On
April 5 and 7
March 2005
National Association of
Theatre Owners
of California/Nevada
11661 San Vicente Blvd., Suite 830,
Los Angeles, CA 90049
•
Plaintiffs Take A
One-Two Punch:
Proposition 64 and
the Class Action
Reform Act
•
Cinema Treasures:
Academy Awards
Locations
ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED
•
Academy Awards®
Contest Winner
•
Scholarship Program:
If You Don’t Enter,
You Can’t Win
•
ShoWest 2005
Schedule of Events
•
Labor Issues
& Updates
Employers Must Properly
Dispose of Consumer
Information
Clarification to Post Log 300A
•
Video Release
Schedule
❖❖❖
Health
Tip
When shopping
for onions, consider
stronger-tasting
varieties. The strong
taste and smell come from antioxidant
compounds called polyphenols (including flavonoids),
which may reduce the risk of cancer and other diseases, according
to a new report in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
Unfortunately, Americans have increasingly been opting for milder
onions, such as Vidalia, in recent years. Western Yellow, New York
Bold, and Northern Red onions are highest in polyphenols. Shallots,
though milder in flavor, also rank high.