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3 Really Important Takeaways From The Paramount Consent Decrees Ruling And How It Could Affect Theaters

  • August 07, 2020

What Are The Paramount Consent Decrees?

In 1948, the Supreme Court Decision United States v. Paramount Pictures, Inc. ended three key practices when it came to theatrical exhibition. The decision agreed with the accusations that major studios, like Paramount and Warner Bros, had an unfair advantage when it came to releasing films to the general public. In an era where antitrust sentiments were fresh in the minds of the public, common practices such as vertical integration, block booking and circuit dealing were prohibited. Now, with each of those prohibitions off the table, as reported by THR, the following actions might become more commonplace in the near future.

Article source: https://www.cinemablend.com/news/2552063/3-really-important-takeaways-from-the-paramount-consent-decrees-ruling-and-how-it-could-affect-theaters

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