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I am wondering when I see alternate versions of films on, for example, HBO whether the "exhibitor" has complete freedom to show what they want or the producer offers various versions and the exhibitor can choose?

  • Generally I'd say no. They might be slightly edited for content/length (think airline movies) but other than that...not really. – Paulie_D Jan 17 '18 at 19:49
  • But if the exhibitor changes it, I could see the producer objecting. Would the airline movie thing be a version made by the producers? – Jeff Jan 17 '18 at 20:44
  • The airline would generally supply a list of changes they would like (I believe)...these mostly revolve around, language, nudity & other such content) but they would be made by the producer. The exhibitor gets the right to show the movie they are given...not what is actually shown..barring reasonable requests. At least that's my understanding. – Paulie_D Jan 17 '18 at 20:49
  • ..and en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Re-edited_film – Paulie_D Jan 17 '18 at 20:52

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