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H'wd Reporter: Industry lobbyists cautiously upbeat at conference

By Indiewire | Indiewire October 26, 2005 at 7:08AM

As Hurricane Wilma's clouds cleared over the movie theater industry's annual ShowEast conference Tuesday, top lobbyists presented bright forecasts, downplaying recent box office drops as "cyclical" while acknowledging that the industry faces such hurdles as piracy and digital distribution. Motion Picture Assn. of America president and CEO Dan Glickman urged attendees at the Orlando World Center Marriott to view new technologies as "opportunities, not as swords of Damocles." Gregg Goldstein reports.
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As Hurricane Wilma's clouds cleared over the movie theater industry's annual ShowEast conference Tuesday, top lobbyists presented bright forecasts, downplaying recent box office drops as "cyclical" while acknowledging that the industry faces such hurdles as piracy and digital distribution. Motion Picture Assn. of America president and CEO Dan Glickman urged attendees at the Orlando World Center Marriott to view new technologies as "opportunities, not as swords of Damocles." Gregg Goldstein reports.







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