STATEMENT FROM SENATOR CHRIS DODD ON THE CYBER ATTACK ON SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT

WASHINGTON – The following is a statement from Senator Chris Dodd, Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc.: “The FBI’s announcement that North Korea is responsible for the attack on Sony Pictures is confirmation of what we suspected to be the...
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2014 MPA APSA ACADEMY FILM FUND WINNERS HIGHLIGHT STRENGTH & QUALITY OF ASIA PACIFIC FEATURE FILM PROJECTS Film Fund-supported ‘Memories on Stone’ receives UNESCO Award

On December 11, 2014, the MPA attended the 8th annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) ceremony in Brisbane, Australia, to award another four successful feature film projects with development funding at the announcement of the 2014 MPA APSA Academy Film Fund. Twenty projects...
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INDONESIA’S MAYA BARACK-EVANS RECEIVES MPA ASIA PACIFIC COPYRIGHT EDUCATOR AWARD FOR PROMOTING & PROTECTING THE SCREEN COMMUNITY

On December 11, 2014, filmmaker and copyright advocate Maya Barack-Evans was presented with the MPA Asia-Pacific Copyright Educator (A.C.E.) Award at CineAsia in recognition of her long-term commitment to championing the value of screen content and the need to protect the work...
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MPA APSA Film Forum reveals latest trends in genre and distribution at premier regional Awards event

On December 10, in the lead up to the Asia Pacific Screen Awards ceremony, filmmakers attended the MPA APSA Film Forum at the Brisbane State Library. Now in its second year, the event involved two panel discussions on the expectations of the film industry in the Asia Pacific for...
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WhereToWatch Shows You Where You Can Watch Movies and TV Shows Legally

If you’re not one to break the rules when it comes to your entertainment, the Motion Picture Association of America has created an official site for finding out where you can watch, buy, rent, or stream movies and TV shows legally. The site is similar to Can I Stream It,...
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Dodd to New Congress: Entertainment Big Business Is Also Small Business

Former Democratic senator and current Motion Picture Association of America chairman Chris Dodd had some words of advice for the newly Republican controlled Senate (and House): Take into account the “powerful economic role” the entertainment industry plays not only on...
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‘The Imitation Game’ takes home top honor at cozy second edition of Middleburg Film Festival

At this year’s Middleburg Film Festival, the keynote address – delivered by Motion Picture Association of America chair and CEO Christopher Dodd – was titled “Why Films Matter.” In the wood-paneled, richly appointed library of Sheila Johnson’s Salamander Resort & Spa, Sen....
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Tokyo Festival: David Puttnam and MPAA’s Chris Dodd Pick Winners in Digital University

Japanese filmmaker Hayato Sakuta is to take part in a five-day immersion program in Los Angeles after winning first prize at the Digital Hollywood University, a one-day educational event organized in Tokyo by the Motion Picture Association. Sakuta pitched “Virgin Mafia,” a film...
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‘Gone Girl’ Gives Local Missouri Economy $7 Million Boost

The Ben Affleck crime thriller is already a hit in Cape Girardeau after spiking tourism and employment Evidently, crime does pay — for the residents of one Missouri town at least. The production of Twentieth Century Fox’s crime thriller “Gone Girl” has already contributed...
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Media Institute Salutes Dodd, Martore

Former Senator Chris Dodd, chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, will receive the Freedom of Speech award from The Media Institute, the media company-backed free speech think tank. Gracia Martore, president of Gannett and on Fortune, Forbes...
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