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‘Rust’ California Set Safety Bill Revived: Unions, Studios Near Deal On Language

Stakeholders in the entertainment industry are close to reaching a deal on final language for a California film and television set safety bill sparked by the tragedy on the set of Rust. Trade association the Motion Picture Association and a coalition of entertainment unions have largely landed on a version of SB 735 that is […]

British Film Commission CEO Adrian Wootton on 100 Years of “Special Relationship” Between U.K., Hollywood (Exclusive)

To mark the Motion Picture Association’s centenary on May 30, Adrian Wootton, CEO of the British Film Commission and Film London, has penned an exclusive op-ed for The Hollywood Reporter looking back at the unique relationship that the U.K. and Hollywood have enjoyed over the last 100 years, including the rise of British talent in […]

The Likely Explanation for ‘Doctor Strange 2’ PG-13 Rating Amid Content Debate

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is intense, dark and violent — but are its adult themes so harsh the film should have been slapped with an R rating? The debate is unfolding after the Marvel Studios film opened this weekend. Some have argued that the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe installment, directed by Sam […]

Motion Picture Association Reveals Next Steps in Expanded Content Security Program (Exclusive)

The Motion Picture Association has revealed new details and a schedule for its plan to expand its industry-wide content security initiative with emphasis on cloud security in its effort to address piracy. Representatives from MPA will also be on hand to discuss its work later this month at CinemaCon and the NAB Show, both of […]

2021 Global Box Office Down 50 Percent From Pre-Pandemic Times: MPA Report

While movie ticket sales in 2021 certainly improved over 2020 — when cinemas were shut for much of the year — global box office revenue was still down a hefty 50 percent from pre-pandemic times as the movie business struggled to emerge from the COVID-19 era and grapple with a new landscape dominated by streaming. […]

Terri Davies to Lead Motion Picture Association’s TPN Content Security Initiative (Exclusive)

Terri Davies has joined the Motion Picture Association as president of its Trusted Partner Network film and TV content security initiative. Based in Los Angeles, she will report to Jan van Voorn, MPA exec vp and chief of global content protection, and Karyn Temple, MPA senior executive vp and global general counsel. As president, Davies […]