The struggle between motion picture exhibitors and distributors has resulted in continually changing business practices within the film industry. In particular, state anti-blind bidding statutes have changed the way film distribution is handled in the United States. The author traces the history of film licensing and concludes that anti-blind bidding legislation was unwarranted and has damaged the smaller, independent exhibitors and distributors.
Suzanne Ilene Schiller,
The Relationship between Motion Picture Distribution and Exhibition: An Analysis of the Effects of Anti-Blind Bidding Legislation,
9 Hastings Comm. & Ent.L.J. 131
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