iW NEWS | Financial Town Hall Kicks off "I.O.U.S.A" Tonight

Hundreds of American movie theaters will become local town halls tonight (Thursday, August 21st) as part of a special event kicking off the theatrical release of "Wordplay" director Patrick Creadon's latest doc, "I.O.U.S.A." Warren Buffet will be among the panelists participating in a 45-minute panel discussion that will air following a screening of the film in nearly 400 theaters. "I think this is a really interesting model with tons of potential for special interest docs," noted distributor Roadside Attractions co-president Eric D'Arbeloff on Wednesday from Ohio, where the town hall event set to take place. It is being delivered via satellite to chain theaters via NCM's digital broadcast network and Fathom Events. "I.O.U.S.A." opens on 18 screens this Friday. For more information, visit the Fathom Events website. [Eugene Hernandez]