AES New York 2017 Presenter or Author
Primary Affiliation: NATO - Washington, DC, USA
John Fithian assumed the post of President and CEO of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) in January 2000. During more than seventeen years in office, Fithian has helped guide movie theater owners through recent challenges facing the exhibition industry, including technological developments such as digital cinema, movie theft, government oversight of the movie rating system, preservation of the theatrical release window, and relationships with the creative, production and distribution communities. He serves as the chief public spokesperson for theater owners before public officials and the press.
The son of the late Floyd Fithian, former Democratic congressman from Indiana, Fithian received his B.A. from The College of William and Mary in 1984, graduating Phi Beta Kappa with high honors, and his law degree from the University of Virginia in 1987.
With offices in Washington, D.C., and North Hollywood, California, NATO is the world’s largest trade association for cinema owners.
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