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MPA, NATO Ask Congress for Temporary Liability Relief as Businesses Reopen

The Motion Picture Association and the National Association of Theatre Owners signaled their support for temporary liability protection as businesses reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic in a letter…

Top MPAA Executive Fired Amid Report of Alleged Rape, Blackmail

The general counsel of the Motion Picture Association of America, Hollywood's top lobbying organization, was fired early Monday after being arrested last Friday for the alleged rape and blackmail of…

MPAA Unveils New Promotions Amid Global Policy Push

The Motion Picture Association of America, the movie industry's top trade group, on Thursday unveiled another round of promotions to extend its global policy reach.

MPAA Names Emily Lenzner as Communications Chief

Emily Lenzner is joining the Motion Picture Association of America as executive vp global communications and public affairs.

MPAA Comms Chief Matt Bennett Stepping Down

Matt Bennett is departing the Motion Picture Association of America as executive vp of communications, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

MPAA Promotes Gail MacKinnon to Oversee Global Policy

Gail MacKinnon has been promoted to senior executive vp at the Motion Picture Association of America, the company announced Thursday in an email from chairman and CEO Charles Rivkin and obtained by…

Theater Chains Keep Pursuing Saudi Arabia Deals Despite Khashoggi Death

Western theater chains remain interested in doing business in Saudi Arabia, despite the controversy over the assassination of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi last October.

Online Video Subscribers Outnumber Cable Subs for First Time

The number of global subscriptions to online video services like Netflix and Amazon Prime surpassed cable TV for the first time in 2018, according to data released Thursday by the MPAA.

‘House That Jack Built’ Ratings Dispute Resolved by IFC, MPAA

The MPAA and IFC Films are making nice after the motion-picture lobbying body slapped the film distributor on the wrist for violating its ratings rules in screenings of provocateur Lars von Trier's…

Kim Dotcom Loses Latest Legal Bid to Avoid U.S. Extradition

Flamboyant internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and three of his former colleagues have lost their latest bid to avoid extradition to the U.S. to face criminal charges.

MPAA Chief on Why Trump’s Tax Cuts Are Good for Hollywood

"My job is bipartisan," says chairman and CEO Charles Rivkin as he discusses working with the president, fighting harassment and how to entertain in D.C.

Tokyo Film Festival: APSA Academy Film Fund Jury Announced

The jury members were announced at an MPA seminar at the Tokyo fest.