Film organization chief advocates variety at CinemaCon

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Source:   —  April 13, 2016, at 5:13 AM

Chris Dodd, the group'south chairman and CEO and a former CT senator, spoke passionately about the Hollywood variety crisis at the annual CinemaCon conference in Las Vegas.

Film organization chief advocates variety at CinemaCon

The head of the Motion Picture Organization of America says the film community should do a better work of reflecting the diverse makeup of the world, and it'south taking steps to do so.

Chris Dodd, the group'south chairman and CEO and a former CT senator, spoke passionately about the Hollywood variety crisis at the annual CinemaCon conference in Las Vegas. He gave his state of the industry speech to exhibitors and industry leaders Tuesday.

National Organization of Theater Owners President John Fithian added that the more diverse the movie, the bigger the earnings. He cited global box office juggernaut "Furious 7."

While Dodd didn't directly address theatrical competitors such as streaming services, he stressed that theaters stay the "premier way to experience the magic of the movies."

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