Three films that helped put Asia on the production map

The region is quickly becoming the choice du jour for Hollywood filmmakers looking for exotic locales and cheaper production costs. Film tourism is a modern trend. Around the world, many are jetting off to see in person the locations that captured their hearts on film. The...
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Triple Threat movie gets first Thai filming incentive

Action movie Triple Threat and comedy drama Change land have become the first international productions to benefit from Thailand’s filming incentive support. By Nick Goundry International co-production Triple Threat features action stars Tiger Chen, Tony Jaa and Iko Uwais....
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Antipiracy Enforcement in Malaysia and Jakarta

Last week I visited both Jakarta and Malaysia to discuss antipiracy enforcement in general (what works and what doesn’t?) and, in particular, to discuss some of our research on the effectiveness of piracy website blocking.  I spoke at two events surrounding World Intellectual...
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Is the Era of “Permissionless Innovation” and Avoidance of Regulation on the Internet Finally Over? It’s High Time.

It would be the ultimate under-statement to say that recent events concerning the appalling breaches of privacy permitted and indeed orchestrated by Facebook have raised public awareness to new heights over what happens when internet intermediaries are allowed to do just about...
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Statement by MPAA Chairman and CEO Charles Rivkin on the 2018 USTR Special 301 Report

WASHINGTON – The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) today released its annual Special 301 Report, reviewing the global state of intellectual property rights protection and enforcement. The following is a statement from Charles Rivkin, Chairman and CEO of the...
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Statement from MPAA Chairman and CEO Charles Rivkin on World IP Day

WASHINGTON – The following is a statement from Charles Rivkin, Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) on World IP Day – an annual recognition by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to highlight the role intellectual property rights...
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The Internet Apologizes …

Even those who designed our digital world are aghast at what they created. A breakdown of what went wrong — from the architects who built it. By Noah Kulwin Something has gone wrong with the internet. Even Mark Zuckerberg knows it. Testifying before Congress, the Facebook CEO...
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Charles Rivkin Keynote Remarks at CinemaCon 2018

Keynote Remarks for Charles Rivkin, Chairman and CEO, MPAA CinemaCon State of the Industry Address April 24, 2018 As Delivered Thanks, John, for that introduction. I am thrilled to speak to you for the first time as the Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of...
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