Latest Motion Picture Association of America Stories

2006-05-08 23:50:00

Warner Bros.'s video unit on Tuesday unveiled plans to sell movies and television shows to BitTorrent Inc. for legal downloads from the Web site that was once blamed for aiding the swapping of illegally copied films and programs.

2006-05-03 12:53:16

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hollywood's major movie studios lost $6.1 billion in revenues in 2005 to illegal videos, DVDs and Internet downloads, which is about 75 percent higher than previous estimates, the studios' representative said.

2006-05-03 02:15:09

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lost sales from pirated DVD movies and Internet downloads are higher than previously thought, a report in the Wall Street Journal said on Wednesday.

2006-04-28 05:55:00

The motion picture studios and record companies are pushing colleges across the country to clamp down on music and movie piracy on so-called "dark nets" operated on campuses.

2006-04-21 16:12:49

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - For decades, the powerful Motion Picture Association of America has worked exclusively for Hollywood's big movie studios, but chief Dan Glickman now wants to help independent filmmakers, in a seismic shift in thinking from his predecessor.

2006-03-29 08:55:14

By Gregg Goldstein NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - For many an ambitious independent filmmaker, the elation of being accepted into a premier film festival like Sundance quickly is replaced by the disappointment of leaving Park City without having attracted the interest of a distributor.

2006-03-14 05:05:00

Coming off a year in which worldwide box office sales dropped by nearly 8% to $23.2 billion, Hollywood's top lobbyist on Monday urged movie theater owners to join studios to fight the scourge of film piracy.

2006-03-13 21:32:28

By Gina Keating LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Worldwide box office revenues fell by 9 percent in 2005 but the industry expects better results this year, Motion Picture Association of America Chief Executive Dan Glickman said on Monday.

2006-01-24 03:17:30

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2006-01-23 15:38:59

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