MPAA, Aerospace Industries Urge FAA to Support Drone Use in Production

The Motion Picture Association of America and Aerospace Industries Association are urging the Federal Aviation Administration to support the use of drones — also known as small Unmanned Aircraft Systems — in film production, warning that without its support, the country’s...
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UK anti-piracy campaign set to begin

People in the UK who persistently pirate music and movies will soon start getting emails warning them that their actions are illegal. The warnings are part of a larger scheme that aims to educate people about copyright and legal ways to enjoy digital content. Starting next year,...
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To keep ‘Hollywood’ in Hollywood, tax incentives are key

Sacramento raced this month to approve a $420-million tax break for one company — Lockheed Martin. In almost the same breath, the governor and legislative leaders pledged to give a similar credit to its aerospace rival Northrop Grumman. Their stated reason was to create and...
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Hotfile Agrees to $80 Million Settlement, Ordered to Stop Further Copyright Infringement

Judgment comes after Court held Hotfile liable for copyright infringement, helping clear the way for legitimate, innovative online services to take root and thrive WASHINGTON – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida has ordered Hotfile to cease operations...
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Paul Walker, ‘Fast & Furious’ star, dies in car crash

LOS ANGELES — Paul Walker, the star of the “Fast & Furious” movie series, died Saturday in a car crash that killed one other person north of Los Angeles, his publicist said. He was 40. Walker died Saturday afternoon, Ame Van Iden told The Associated Press. A...
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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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