TPN Launches Upgraded Program and New TPN+ Platform to Advance Entertainment Content Security
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.
MPA Hires Hap Rigby and Kenneth Mallory to Government Affairs Team
Hap Rigby, a U.S. Senate veteran and communications policy expert, will join as Senior Vice President, Federal Government Affairs. Kenneth Mallory, a technology and communications policy expert, will join as Vice President, Media Policy & Regulatory Counsel.
MPA Hires Brandon Reese as Vice President of State Government Affairs for the Southeast Region
The new position marks a shift to a regional approach reflecting the growing presence and importance of the film industry across the United States.
Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Generated Over $314 Million for Georgia’s Economy
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.
New York State Multicultural Creativity Summit
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.
MPA-EICOP Entertainment Law & Policy Fellowship
The MPA partnered with the Entertainment Industry College Outreach Program (EICOP) to launch the MPA-EICOP Entertainment Law & Policy Fellowship — the first entertainment-focused law and policy program of its kind to serve outstanding recent graduates from Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), and other Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs).
The Fellowship aims to expand the pipeline and grow opportunities for graduates from diverse backgrounds to enter the entertainment industry.
Applications are now open for the Fellowship — learn more about the program and how to apply.
California Captures Millions in Economic Activity from Production of 'Nope'
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).
Film School Friday: Our Future Storytellers, Vol. 2
Join us as we explore some of the exciting opportunities that can help young people kickstart their careers in the film, TV, and streaming industry.
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, highlighting the latest efforts and news from the MPA, the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment, and the Trusted Partner Network.
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.
2021 THEME Report
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.
Variety Interview with MPA Chairman & CEO Charles Rivkin
For the Motion Picture Association's 100th anniversary, our Chairman and CEO Charles Rivkin talked with Variety about the global nature of our industry, the benefits of production incentives, our work to combat piracy, and more.
Statement on President Biden's State of the Union Address
During his first State of the Union Address, President Joe Biden laid out his plans for global economic leadership. Motion Picture Association Chairman and CEO Charles Rivkin explains that the MPA "shares that vision and represents an industry that drives economic growth and promotes free expression every day."
Black Creators in the U.S. and Canada: Cultivating Artistic Genius
In celebration of the U.S. and Canada’s shared Black History Month, and in recognition of the 10th anniversary of the MPA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion program, this event explores the intersectionality of Black Americans and Canadians working toward a more inclusive global film, television, and streaming industry.
Click below to watch this event, co-hosted with the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) and the Black Screen Office (BSO).
Statement on New Jersey’s Production Incentive Program Enhancement
Governor Phil Murphy signed into law the New Jersey Film & Digital Media Tax Credit Program, enhancing the state’s production incentive program. The new enhancements will create more jobs in the state and investment into the New Jersey economy.
New York State Multicultural Creativity Summit
The Motion Picture Association, Empire State Development, and Urbanworld co-hosted the fifth-annual New York State Multicultural Creativity Summit — an all-virtual interactive workshop that guides content creators of diverse backgrounds to better understand and advance their careers within the film and television industry.
MPA Member Studios Awarded 193 EMA Green Seals for Sustainable Production Efforts
Disney, NBCUniversal, Netflix, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, and WarnerMedia were awarded a collective 193 Green Seals this year from the Environmental Media Association (EMA), the leading nonprofit recognizing sustainability in the media industry.
Oscar-Nominated Makeup & Hair Designer Heike Merker Paints With Mud & Blood in “All Quiet on the Western Front”
“The Fabelmans” Oscar-Nominated Production Designer Rick Carter Gets Personal With Steven Spielberg
“The Whale” Oscar-Nominated Prosthetics Artist Adrien Morot Breaks the Mold
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.