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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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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Apr 24, 2020


Film School Friday: Heroes, Villains, and Everything In-Between

Our first virtual “Film School Friday” event features creators and storytellers behind some of your favorite hit TV shows. Hear about their creative process, how they got started in their careers, and much more.

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