Obama praises job growth in entertainment industry

President Barack Obama put the klieg light on Hollywood Tuesday, crediting the motion picture and television industry for being an engine of growth and a bright spot in a recovering economy. “Entertainment is one of the bright spots of our economy,” Obama told a crowd...
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Creative rights drive growth and innovation

We represent districts on opposite coasts with varying political views, but there is one thing on which we can agree: in North Carolina and California, we depend on a strong community of creators and innovators to spur job growth and drive our economy. Creativity is at the core...
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MPA to Host Third Chinese Co-Production Screenings in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES – This week, The Motion Picture Association (MPA) will host filmmakers and representatives from the American and Chinese film industries in Los Angeles for the third China International Co-Production Film Screenings. Created in 2009 in partnership with China’s State...
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Statement from Senator Dodd on the launch of the “Friends of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Caucus”

WASHINGTON — The following is a statement from Senator Chris Dodd, Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA) on the launch of the House “Friends of the Trans-Pacific Partnership” caucus: “I applaud Representatives Kind, Boustany, Meeks and...
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MPAA Provides USTR With Details On World’s Most Notorious Markets For Illegal Film and TV Distribution

WASHINGTON — The Motion Picture Association of America on Friday provided the U.S. Trade Representative with a detailed listing of the world’s most notorious marketplaces for the distribution of illegal film and television shows. MPAA provided the information in response to...
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Global cine buffet

The World Film Festival of Bangkok _ the only remaining well-stocked buffet of global movies after the government-sponsored Bangkok International Film Festival folded _ is returning for the 11th year. Running from Nov 15-24, the festival this year will show 62 films from 25...
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IsoHunt.com To Shut Down In Lawsuit Settlement

WASHINGTON — The website isoHunt.com today agreed to halt all operations worldwide in connection with a settlement of the major movie studios’ landmark copyright lawsuit against the site and its operator Gary Fung. As part of the settlement, the parties have jointly asked the...
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MPAA Welcomes New Technology Executives

WASHINGTON- The Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA) announced today the addition of two executives to the Office of Technology. John McCoskey joins the MPAA as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, having previously served for more than six years...
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New Study Finds Search Engines Play Critical Role in Introducing Audiences To Infringing Content Online

WASHINGTON – Today, MPAA Chairman Senator Chris Dodd joined Representatives Howard Coble, Adam Schiff, Marsha Blackburn and Judy Chu on Capitol Hill to release the results of a new study that found that search engines play a significant role in introducing audiences to infringing...
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MAD training for 50 cinemas

MPA-Thailand with Thienchai Pinvises and Umasiri Taron conducted MAD training for 50 cinemas locating in North East of Thailand.   Posters and MAD DVDs were also distributed.
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