The Second Annual MPA Awards
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.
Hispanic Serving Institution Graduates Named 2023 MPA-EICOP Entertainment Law and Policy Fellows
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.
MPA Welcomes Republic of Korea President Yoon Suk-yeol to Global HQ
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' Views on Movie Ratings
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.
MPA Expands Latin America Team, Hiring New Communications, Public Affairs and Advocacy Leaders
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.
MPA Hires Josh Levin as Vice President of State Government Affairs for the Northeast Region
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
“The Little Mermaid” Hair Designer Camille Friend on Creating Ariel’s Locks From Halle Bailey’s Natural Hair
“Queen Charlotte” Stars Golda Rosheuvel, Corey Mylchreest, & Arsema Thomas Spill the Tea
“Succession” Costume Designer Michelle Matland Breaks Down the Roy Family’s Signature Looks
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.