Exhibs sound alarm bell on global piracy

Diorio, Carl
March 2004
Daily Variety;3/23/2004, Vol. 282 Issue 62, p1
Trade Publication
With non-U.S. coin repping 53% of worldwide box office last year, it's particularly worrisome that growth markets such as Russia and China remain plagued by film piracy, as of March 23, 2004. That was the keynote message from industry executives on ShoWest 2004's international day. Veronika Kwan-Rubinek, international distribution prexy at Warner Bros. Inc., said, "Russia is a tremendous growth story. And unlike China, there are no quota limits on foreign imports." But Motion Picture Association prexy Jack Valenti noted his recent warning to Russia's cultural ministers.


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