James Cameron joins cinemas in opposing VOD release window

A group of leading Hollywood directors and producers have joined a campaign against plans to offer premium movies in the home to be shown two months after their theatrical release.

Fox, Sony, Universal and Warner Bros are understood to have agreed to launching movies in that new window under the Home Premiere banner. 
According to press reports, James Cameron, Michael Bay and Kathryn Bigelow have expressed their displeasure with the move. They join cinema owners that have reacted angrily to the move, which would see movies made available on-demand for about US$30 (€21).

John Fithian, chief executive of the National Association of Theatre Owners, which represents various US cinema chains, told the UK’s Financial Times that his members were fighting the plan and were preparing to offer more screens to summer films released by studios not involved in the scheme.

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