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Department of Justice
Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020
A federal judge on Friday (8/7) ruled in favor of efforts by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to eliminate antitrust decrees which had prevented studios from owning movie theaters. The Paramount Consent Decrees had been in effect for more than 70 years.
The decrees were put in place...
Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019
Justice Dept.'s Move To Terminate Paramount Consent Decrees Could Jeopardize Small-Town Movie Theaters
The Callicoon Theater is a single-screen cinema along the banks of the Delaware River in the Catskills, in rural upstate New York. It has an art-deco facade and 380 seats. "We never sell out," its box-office phone line promises. There's not another theater for 30 miles.
Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019
In late February, Steven Spielberg expressed support for establishing Motion Picture Academy rule changes that could end Oscar eligibility for streaming films (such as those from Netflix with limited theatrical distribution). But such a move, if it comes to pass, would be in violation of...
Thursday, Jul. 12, 2018
Stung by a federal judge's dismissal of its objections to AT&T's megamerger with Time Warner, the Trump Justice Department is challenging the decision with a legal appeal.
The Justice Department said in a one-sentence document Thursday it is appealing the ruling last month by U.S....
Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016
AICP Looks To Safeguard Members & Bidding Process In Light of DOJ Probe Into Agency In-House Production
In light of a Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation into video production and postproduction bidding practices--specifically to determine whether ad agencies have been unfairly directing business to their in-house production and post departments over outside vendors--the Association of...