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Lost American Films Found in New Zealand, April, 2014

Connie Lawn | Posted 06.10.2014 | DC
Connie Lawn

Some classic, silent American films were preserved by collectors in New Zealand. Thanks to their frugality and sense of history, the films can be seen by the world.

Hey, MPAA: Give Philomena a PG-13

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's a charming and moving little film, starring Dame Judi Dench and Steve Coogan. It tells the true story of an Irish woman who, as a teen, became pregnant and was forced into the Magdalene Sisters' care.

Judi Dench Movie Fighting Ratings Controversy

Posted 10.18.2013 | Entertainment

The Weinstein Company is launching another campaign to fight a rating for one of its movies, this time centering on the forthcoming Judi Dench vehicle...

The NRA and the USA

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Regarding the role of the National Rifle Association in a nation that has witnessed far too many killings of far too many innocents, in a nation with far too many of the kind of weapons that are best left to Navy SEALs killing enemy terrorists, I write today to reach out.

Joe Satran

Leaked Memos Reveal Movie Industry's Hatred Of This Guy | Joe Satran | Posted 08.09.2012 | Entertainment

Leaked internal memos from the Motion Picture Association of America, published early this week on the blog TorrentFreak, showed just how far the ente...

Google Network Shows Hollywood Trap: Between Fiddlers and Franklin

Art Brodsky | Posted 07.04.2012 | Technology
Art Brodsky

The entertainment industry should no longer fear technological change. It should no longer cling to a precarious balance on the roof of an industrial structure constructed long ago. It's time to look on technology as an opportunity, and to conquer its fear of the unknown.

Key Anti-Piracy Bill Backer: SOPA Is 'Dead'

Bloomberg | Eric Engleman | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

Hollywood-backed legislation to fight online piracy, shelved this year after an Internet protest led by Google Inc. (GOOG) and Wikipedia, is "dead," s...

What Do Directors Think When People Make a Torrent for Their Movie?

Quora | Posted 02.22.2012 | Entertainment

The Motion Picture Association of America has never written me a paycheck for anything. They're not backing my picture. These are not nice guys. They are not in this business to help filmmakers at all.

Paul Blumenthal

Hollywood Lobbyist Chris Dodd Lobs Money Threat At President Obama | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hell hath no fury like a lobbyist scorned. Former Democratic senator and current head of the Motion Picture Association of America Chris...

Paul Blumenthal

Obama Picks Sides In SOPA Fight Between Campaign Donors | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama entered the fray over two controversial anti-piracy bills with a Jan. 14 statement aligning the White House with ...

SOPA and PIPA Bills Threaten Job Creation and Innovation

Brett Greene | Posted 03.14.2012 | Denver
Brett Greene

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House of Representatives and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate are well meaning, but if passed, will be destructive to internet freedoms we've all come to expect.

Michael McAuliff

Rupert Murdoch Lobbies Congress To Restrict Internet | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- News Corp. honcho Rupert Murdoch threw his weight behind Congress' attempt to restrict the Internet, personally lobbying leaders on Capi...


The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 12.06.2011 | Los Angeles

Creative America, a group launched over the summer to support Hollywood's anti-piracy campaign, recently released the video above, explaining that tho...

Hollywood Takes Over the Online Space: Shopping Paralyzed Worldwide

Art Brodsky | Posted 01.18.2012 | Technology
Art Brodsky

It was truly embarrassing to watch the elected representatives prostrate themselves to the entertainment business which is dwarfed, in economic terms, by companies that provide goods and services over the Internet.

Is It Time for a National Film Commission?

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 11.12.2011 | Entertainment
Hoyt Hilsman

A national film commission could have a positive impact on the creative potential of the American film community by connecting it more directly to other national film commissions and thereby to the global marketplace.

Motion Picture Association Of America Downgrades United States' Rating From PG-13 To NC-17

Spencer Green | Posted 09.30.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

"We're sorry to have to make this adjustment," said MPAA spokesperson Morton Isherwhile. "But, in recent months it has become clear that the United States' content is only appropriate for very limited audiences."

Chris Dodd at the Movies

Michael J.W. Stickings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael J.W. Stickings

I love film, including some of what comes out of the Hollywood cesspool, but I generally dislike Hollywood, whatever its political leanings. With Chris Dodd, it just got worse.

Chris Dodd: MPAA's Man for All Seasons?

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Chris Dodd is reportedly in negotiations to be the next president of the Motion Picture Association of America, a lucrative lobbying spot to protect and promote the interests of Tinseltown.

ReThink Review: Blue Valentine -- NC-17? Really?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Blue Valentine has been receiving a smattering of Oscar buzz for its two stars, Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams, for their gritty, un-Hollywood por...

David and Goliath: Goliath Wins

Norman Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Norman Horowitz

The very fact that the MPAA continues to exist at all in 2010 is a travesty.

Open Letter to MPAA Re: Toy Story 3

Ann Handley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ann Handley

Dear Motion Picture Association of America: I'm freshly back from the theater after seeing Toy Story 3, which prompts me to ask: A G-rating? Seriousl...

'The Youngest Candidate' to Open the Politics on Film Festival in Washington D.C.!

Jason Pollock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jason Pollock

My film, THE YOUNGEST CANDIDATE, will be the OPENING NIGHT film of The Politics On Film Festival in Washington D.C. ! The event is sponsored by the Bi...

Dear FCC, Please Don't Let Hollywood Break My TV

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Gary Shapiro

The MPAA is back -- this time, before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) -- asking permission to disable lawfully purchased HDTV-capable TVs.

Women in Hollywood: The Critics, the Directors, the Actresses, the Oscars and Where are the Female D.P.s?

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

It's Hollywood's loss. To keep women out of the nominations and awards for the Oscars. To ignore female film critics. To pretend women directors of photography do not exist.

Movie Ticket Sales Hit Record

Los Angeles Times | Josh Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In Hollywood, the math is never simple. Worldwide box-office revenue rose to record levels last year, the studios' main trade group said Wednesday --...