At the Motion Picture Association, we celebrate and support creators through multiple channels, including in-person and virtual events — ranging from screenings, to panel discussions with filmmakers, to summits connecting film students and studio leaders.


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Aug 26, 2020


Understanding Copyright’s Role in Diverse Storytelling

Copyright law can serve as an instrument of empowerment, independence, and expression for members of historically disadvantaged communities.

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Jul 31, 2020


Film School Friday: The Evolution of Awards Season

Industry leaders Matthew A. Cherry, James Pearse Connelly, Lorenza Muñoz, and Gil Robertson discuss the future of awards.

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Jun 26, 2020


Film School Friday: Creating for an Authentic Future

Hear from the creators of the Netflix documentary Disclosure. We talk with Laverne Cox, Sam Feder, and Amy Scholder — alongside GLAAD’s Nick Adams — about trans representation, inclusion, and depiction in film/TV.

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May 29, 2020


Film School Friday: Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month

Learn from leading Asian American and Pacific Islander creators behind Insecure, Never Have I Ever, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Batwoman, and more.

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