A couple of months ago, Warner Bros., Fox, Sony and Universal announced a deal with DirecTV, tentatively allowing viewers to watch new movies for $29.99, 60 days after their release. Obviously, this news did not sit well with movie theater owners, who were fuming over the possibility of lost business and called the studios' act "misguided" (among other things in private, to be sure).

However, it looks like theaters are about to get assistance from some of the biggest names in the film industry: Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan, Jon Favreau and M. Night Shyamalan. Yesterday, the president and CEO of the National Association of Theater Owners, John Fithian, reiterated his stance against the DirecTV deal, and then revealed the group of directors who would be joining the fight against a narrower theatrical window:
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