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    7 Nuggets from the 2014 MPAA Global Box Office Report

    Here's what you need to know about the 2014 annual report on the global box office from the Motion Picture Association of America, the trade organization representing the major studios.

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    MPAA Launches WhereToWatch.com, Its Most Daring Stand Against Piracy Yet

    But the truth is, the film and television industry needed a comprehensive site like WhereToWatch.com to curb piracy years ago.

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    15 Times the MPAA Got it Wrong

    Happy Birthday, MPAA! In celebration of 46 years of the modern film ratings system, we look back at several films that got screwed over with a misguided rating.

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    17 Banned Films and What They Tell Us About the Power of Cinema

    Here are 17 films that have been banned around the world for various reasons.

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    New York's IFC Center is Ignoring R-Rating for 'Boyhood'

    Richard Linklater's 12-years-in-the-making opus "Boyhood" is rated R in the states. Why? We're not so sure. It's a film that demands to be seen by the generation it depicts, meaning teenagers. New York's IFC Center feels the same way. They just announced that they will admit "high school age patrons...

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    Here's How to Cut a Green Band Trailer for a Red Band Movie

    "Premature" director Dan Beers explains how he got the MPAA's approval of a green band trailer for his very red band movie.

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    How The MPAA Really Works And How to Get The Rating You Want

    Howard Fridkin and Barry Freeman left the MPAA after over 25 years and started their own consulting company (Film Rating Advisors) aimed at helping filmmakers get the rating they want without sacrificing their film's integrity.

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    Weinsteins Know What They're Doing: This Eva Green 'Sin City' Poster Is Too Racy for the MPAA

    Well, this is clearly a calculated move from the Weinstein Co. They've been playing the MPAA rating card with their upcoming "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" from the beginning. Their latest move is to plant a story -- here, a sizzling poster of star Eva Green revealing too much of her breasts for the...

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    Hollywood Movie Studios Sue Shuttered Piracy Site Megaupload

    U.S. law enforcement officials shut down Megaupload, the movie piracy site, back in 2012, but today, six major U.S. movie studios have filed a lawsuit against the cyberlocker site and its key operators, alleging that they profited from massive copyright infringement.

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    MPAA Report on The Growth of The Global Box Office

    Last week MPAA Chairman and CEO Senator Chris Dodd delivered remarks at CinemaCon, the annual National Association of Theater Owners (NATO) convention in Las Vegas. During his state of the industry address, Senator Dodd announced new figures that found global box office receipts for all films releas...

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