Alivia Roberts and Katherine Grayson will both join as Director, Federal Government Affairs. Charlie Schonberger will join as Manager, Federal Affairs and Trade Policy. All three will be based in our global headquarters in Washington, DC.
Michael Rodriguez Joins MPA as Senior Litigation Counsel & Director for Content Protection in Americas
In his role, Rodriguez will closely coordinate with law enforcement officials across the United States, Canada, and Latin America on critical content protection matters such as felony streaming in the U.S. and other online piracy prosecutions throughout the Western Hemisphere.
Version 4.0 of the California Film and Television Tax Credit program — which Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law — will build on the program's success by creating new commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion and establishing a pilot program on production safety, among other provisions.
We're presenting our 2023 MPA Awards to three individuals from the global creative and policy communities who have made notable contributions to the film, TV, and streaming industry: award-winning director/writer/producer Gina Prince-Bythewood, U.S. House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries, and Mexico City Governor Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo.
Meet our 2023 Fellows: Alberto Lugo, who received his J.D. in 2022 from the UCLA School of Law with specializations in Media, Entertainment, & Technology Law and Policy and Critical Race Studies; and Samantha Wauls, a 2022 graduate from the University of New Mexico School of Law.
The Motion Picture Association hosted Republic of Korea (ROK) President Yoon Suk-yeol at our global headquarters, marking the first time a Korean president has formally met with the American entertainment industry. The event brought together some of the most important and culturally influential content creators from the United States and the ROK.
At this year's CinemaCon — the annual gathering of movie theater owners from around the world — our Chairman and CEO Charles Rivkin addressed attendees about the state of the film industry and highlighted the latest efforts and news from the MPA.
American parents overwhelmingly believe the Motion Picture Association’s film ratings are accurate and that they help them make better movie choices for their families, according to a new report released by our Classification and Rating Administration, which administers the rating system.
We've expanded our team in Latin America, naming Cesar Castillejos as Vice President of Communications, Public Affairs and Advocacy for the region and Carlos Monroy as Advocacy Director for Mexico. These two appointments strengthen the MPA’s impact in Latin America, which is undergoing enormous growth in its home/mobile and theatrical markets.
Levin will be based in New York, creating an official office in the region and continuing our shift towards a regional approach for the association’s state government affairs work.
The Trusted Partner Network (TPN) — the leading global film and television content security initiative, which is fully owned by the MPA — is launching its enhanced program with a new membership model, application and cloud content security assessments, and the TPN+ platform.
With this expansion and the launch of the new TPN+ platform, TPN is bolstering its program to keep pace with rapid change and evolution throughout the media and entertainment industry.
The film's production infused the Georgia economy with more than $314 million in local economic activity, created more than 1,800 local jobs for Georgia residents, and supported many local businesses.
The Motion Picture Association, in partnership with Empire State Development and the New York Latino Film Festival, hosted the 2022 New York State Multicultural Creativity Summit — providing a roadmap for diverse content creators to navigate the film and television industry.
Prior to hitting the big screen, Jordan Peele’s 'Nope' generated 1,550 local jobs and tens of millions of dollars for the state’s economy, according to data from NBCUniversal’s Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG).
At our inaugural MPA Awards, hosted at our global headquarters in Washington, D.C., we honored four individuals from the global policy and creative communities who have made notable contributions to the film, TV, and streaming industry.
Writer-director Nikyatu Jusu received the MPA Creator Award, Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Gov. Phil Murphy (D-NJ) received MPA Industry Champion Awards, and Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) received the MPA Lifetime Achievement Award.
The 2021 THEME Report is a comprehensive analysis and survey of the theatrical and home/mobile entertainment market environment. It provides in-depth analysis of how the film, television, and streaming content industry performed in 2021, as well as an audience demographic survey.
Christopher Nolan on Exploding Myths & Exposing Humanity in “Oppenheimer”
“Barbie” Casting Directors Allison Jones And Lucy Bevan on Populating Barbie Land
Gina Prince-Bythewood, MPA Creator Award Recipient, Tells Her Story
Established by the Motion Picture Association in 1968, the rating system gives parents, guardians, and teachers the tools they need to make informed decisions about what children watch.