Statement on Today’s UAS Filing to the FAA

June 2, 2014

June 2, 2014

WASHINGTON — The following is a statement from Neil Fried, Senior Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs for the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc., on the today’s filing by seven aerial production companies, some of whom MPAA members have worked with during overseas shoots, asking the Federal Aviation Administration for a regulatory exemption to allow for the domestic use of unmanned aircraft systems by the motion picture and television industry:

“Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) offer the motion picture and television industry an innovative and safer option for filming. This new tool for storytellers will allow for creative and exciting aerial shots, and is the latest in a myriad of new technologies being used by our industry to further enhance the viewer experience. We welcome the FAA’s leadership and support their guidance to safely authorize the use of UASs for the motion picture and television industry.”

About the MPAA
The Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA) serves as the voice and advocate of the American motion picture, home video and television industries from its offices in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Its members include: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; Paramount Pictures Corporation; Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.; Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation; Universal City Studios LLC; and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

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