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At the Bentonville Film Festival, Women Are Playing in the Major Leagues

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.18.2015 | Impact
Vivian Norris

A League of Their Own's Geena Davis, is doing something extremely important this week in, of all places, Bentonville, Arkansas. The Geena Davis Institute on Gender and Media has is supporting her effort to call attention to the unacceptable reality in which women, both behind and in front of the camera, find themselves in Hollywood.

Great Movie Characters: Joe Leland in The Detective

Alex Simon | Posted 06.19.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

Joe Leland is a man out of his time who's determined to stay relevant, even though the rest of the world has given up on his post-WW II era idealism and decayed into corruption. Much like the film itself, Joe has one foot in the past and one stubbornly planted in the present and future, on his terms.

Dana Liebelson

Leaked Email Reveals How Hollywood Opposed 'Fair Use' Protections In Secretive Trade Agreement | Dana Liebelson | Posted 04.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hollywood pushed the Obama administration last year not to incorporate "fair use" protections in a massive international trade deal unde...

My First R-Rated Movie

Alex Simon | Posted 05.24.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

After careful deliberation, my friend and I thought we'd discovered an opening: at around 3 PM every Saturday and Sunday, the two shaggy-haired ushers would disappear from the lobby for 15-20 minutes.

Google Defies Attorney General

William Buckley Jr. | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business
William Buckley Jr.

In what may become one of the more important legal decisions of the decade, Google is fast tracking a judicial ruling in Mississippi that could provide Google with immunity from local and state investigation of possible illegal activity.

After Copyright Debacle, Hollywood Tries Again with State Attorneys General

Edward J. Black | Posted 02.15.2015 | Technology
Edward J. Black

Some state attorneys general may not recall the Internet Blackout and don't know the controversial history of site-blocking. This may explain why they are venturing into this political minefield.

Dana Liebelson

How State Attorneys General May Help Hollywood Revive Anti-Piracy Efforts | Dana Liebelson | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Earlier this year, Hollywood came up with a plan to work with state attorneys general to undermine Google, bolstering efforts to revive ...

Celebrating Free Speech Week Through the Lens of the Film and Television Industry

Chris Dodd | Posted 12.20.2014 | Entertainment
Chris Dodd

This week I have the privilege of serving as the Chairman of Free Speech Week, an annual celebration reminding all of us that most of the freedoms we ...

IP Enforcement Summit -- Ensuring Creativity and Innovation Continues to Thrive

Chris Dodd | Posted 08.11.2014 | Technology
Chris Dodd

The United Kingdom has long been recognized across the globe as a hub of creativity and innovation. So it should come as no surprise that the British...

Movies Are a Global Passion - and IP Helps Keep Them That Way

Chris Dodd | Posted 06.24.2014 | Technology
Chris Dodd

In celebration of World IP Day, artists, filmmakers, musicians and other creators and innovators all over the world are joining with those who love ...

Why Female Nudity Isn't Obscene, But Is Threatening to a Sexist Status Quo

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 04.22.2014 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

The threat that female toplessness and self-articulated nudity poses is culturally defined and can be culturally redefined so that people recognize that the offense to morality is misogyny, not nudity.

Christopher Rosen

What It's Like To Fight The MPAA -- And Win | Christopher Rosen | Posted 04.18.2014 | Entertainment

Late Wednesday, the Motion Picture Association of America reversed its ban on the poster for "Fed Up," a new documentary about the food industry and i...

Award Season Isn't Just About Red Carpets

Chris Dodd | Posted 03.16.2014 | Business
Chris Dodd

The 2014 awards season got off to a rousing and hilarious start Sunday night as more than 20 million viewers tuned in to watch Tina Fey and Amy Poehle...

Facebook Wages War on the Nipple

Lina Esco | Posted 06.10.2014 | Entertainment
Lina Esco

2014-01-07-ScreenShot20140107at8.29.07AM.pngIf an average teenager in America sees thousands of humans killed on TV shows by the time they're 18 I believe they can handle a nipple.

Yahoo Teaming with FindAnyFilm to Make it Easier to Find Legitimate Content

Chris Dodd | Posted 02.10.2014 | Technology
Chris Dodd

When film lovers in the United Kingdom and Ireland use Yahoo's Movie site to find out the latest news on an upcoming film, read a review of a movie th...

Why I Made a Film Called Free the Nipple and Why I'm Being Censored in America

Lina Esco | Posted 02.08.2014 | Entertainment
Lina Esco

2013-12-10-ScreenShot20131209at9.40.05PM.pngA woman going bare-breasted will draw more stares than a man doing the same, but why? Why is a woman's nipple so controversial?

Copyright -- A Leading Force for Jobs, Innovation and Growth

Chris Dodd | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology
Chris Dodd

For years, those of us representing copyright industries have been making the case that copyright is a major contributor to the U.S. economy and an important job creator for American workers.

7 Of The Best Movies For Grownups

Posted 11.14.2013 | Fifty

Hollywood sees you, older moviegoers. In case you haven't noticed, there have been a slew of films in recent years catering to older viewers on is...

MPAA Defends Ratings System: Parents Are Happy

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — Under increasing pressure over its threshold for violence in PG-13 films, the Motion Picture Association of America defended its oft...

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.

These Four Organizations Are Also Spying On You, And You Had No Idea

The Huffington Post | Cezary Jan Strusiewicz | Posted 11.21.2013 | Politics

When Edward Snowden revealed that the National Security Agency has been accessing phone and email records of American citizens, the news shook the wor...

Gerry Smith

Feds Charge 13 Members Of Anonymous | Gerry Smith | Posted 10.04.2013 | Technology

Federal prosecutors brought charges against 13 people Thursday for allegedly helping the hacker group Anonymous carry out attacks against a number of ...

Will Russia's Follow-Up to Snowden Be Copyright Reform?

Max Keiser | Posted 10.06.2013 | Business
Max Keiser

Russia's economy is both cursed and blessed by oil. Now is the time to grab the bull by the horns and take an initiative that will provide decades of non-oil based revenues and millions of new jobs that capitalize on Russia's bright, young, technologically gifted generation.

National GDP Revised to Reflect the Economic Activity Generated by Film and Television

Chris Dodd | Posted 07.31.2013 | Business
Chris Dodd

This morning, the Department of Commerce said that the United States' Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is bigger than we thought -- about 3 percent bigger...

Sunnyside of the Doc: Cultural Exception Also Applies to Documentary

Vivian Norris | Posted 08.30.2013 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

What differentiates the annual French documentary festival Sunnyside of the Doc from other festivals and markets, is its international reach.