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East Side Story: Can Indian cinema go global?

“Cinema in India is like brushing your teeth in the morning, you can’t escape it.” I believe Indian superstar Shahrukh Khan’s words hold true when it comes to describing Indian cinema today, which has grown to achieve global status. India is the largest producer of films (over 1,000 films per year) with annual ticket sales… Read more »

An Evening with Dionne Warwick

On Tuesday, April 1, the Motion Picture Association of America, Centric Network, The Recording Academy and Excel Services Corporation co-hosted an evening to celebrate music legend Dionne Warwick.  Centric’s new documentary, BEING: DIONNE WARWICK, was screened as part of the celebration. Noted for her musical success as one of the first African American female crossover… Read more »

No Matter Your Taste, There’s a Movie Out There for You

As filmmakers, distributor and exhibitors from around the world gathered last week in Las Vegas for the annual National Association of Theatre Owners’ (NATO) CinemaCon convention, representatives of the major Hollywood studios generated a palpable sense of excitement and anticipation as they presented new trailers and clips from some of their big blockbusters. Audience members… Read more »

Infographics Tell The Story Behind Record-Breaking 2013 At The Box Office

New figures released today from the MPAA’s annual Theatrical Market Statistics report show that global box office receipts reached $35.9 billion in 2013.  You can find a link to the full Market Statistics report HERE, or if you’re interested in three of the key takeaways from all of that data, check out the infographics below.  … Read more »

The Voluntary Rating System Promotes Free Speech

For over 90 years, the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. has championed freedom of expression and repelled calls for government censorship of movies by creating a system of self-regulation. One of the MPAA’s cornerstone accomplishments in protecting free speech came in 1968 when the Classification and Rating Administration (CARA) and voluntary film rating system… Read more »

Study shows European citizens view IP positively

That IP-intensive industries are drivers of innovation, growth and jobs shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone.  Certainly it is something that the creative industry has been championing for a number of years.  The study undertaken by the Office of Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) and the European Patent Office (EPO) that was presented… Read more »

MPAA and Fair Use: A Quick History

The MPAA files lots of amicus briefs, most of which get read by no one except judges, law clerks, the attorneys in the case, and a few insomniac PACER addicts. But when we team up with our friends at the Stanford Fair Use Project, the International Documentary Association , and Film Independent to take a… Read more »

Film Ratings

Understanding the film ratings Movies can open our children’s eyes to new places, cultures and ideas, and parents have an important role in ensuring that experience is positive and enriching. They need the tools to decide what movies are suitable for their children to watch. From understanding how movie ratings work and have evolved with… Read more »

Protecting Creativity

Introduction The MPAA believes in protecting creative works and the people who make them. Whether you’re making a film, writing a book or recording a song, the amount of time, effort, and investment is more than a passion – it’s also someone’s livelihood. For America’s creative sector to thrive, intellectual property laws must protect the… Read more »

Michael Lynton On The Revolution In TV Viewing And Production

Yesterday, the BBC posted an interview with Michael Lynton, CEO, Sony Entertainment, Chairman and CEO, Sony Pictures Entertainment, discussing the revolution in TV viewing and production that has occurred thanks to the explosion in online video services. According to Lynton, with “more platforms getting involved,” it “has actually improved the quality of television.” And he… Read more »