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    'The World's End' and UK Censors

    Edgar Wright asked the British Board of Film Classification how many times he could use the c-word without getting an R. The response was thorough.

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    Everything You Need to Know About The Weinstein Company's 'The Butler' Dispute and The MPAA's Title Registration Bureau

    As a resolution to this drama is expected soon, here’s a rundown of everything you need to know for now.

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    MPAA Fights Piracy By Offering Search Site to Help Audiences Find Movies and TV Shows They Love Online

    In yet another move in its ongoing crusade against piracy, on Wednesday the lobbying organization the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), which reps six major studios launched the new website WhereToWatch.Org, in order to give audiences a "one-stop site to find legal, seamless viewing opti...

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    CinemaCon: MPAA Head Chris Dodd Urges Parents to "Check the Box," Descriptors on Film Ratings Blocks Now More Prominent

    During MPAA Chairman and CEO Senator Chris Dodd's remarks today at CinemaCon (the national theater owners' convention), a new campaign was revealed intended to remind parents to "Check the Box" (being the ratings box) so they can make informed decisions about the content of a movie before determinin...

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    2012 Box Office: China Beats Japan as Second Market, Global Ticket Sales Up, Also Older Moviegoers

    MPAA chief Chris Dodd and NATO head John Fithian met with the press on a conference call Thursday as they revealed moviegoing stats for 2012. "The last few years have brought a whirlwind of change and challenge," said Dodd. "We are adapting to make sure our consumers and moviegoers are coming bac...

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    The MPAA's Joan Graves Visits SXSW to Talk Ratings

    Nestled among the listings of the many, many panels that made up the SXSW Film and Interactive festivals this year was an unexpected name -- Joan Graves, the head of the MPAA and the only member of the ratings board whose identity is made public.

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    MPAA Head Chris Dodd's Anti-Piracy Plea: Hollywood and Online Tech "not adversaries, we're partners"

    CEO of the MPAA and former Connecticut senator Chris Dodd wrote an op-ed piece for Politico Tuesday broaching the subject of Hollywood and technology, and how the two are making strides to join forces against online piracy. Dodd writes: "Despite what the media and the advocates on the extremes would...

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    Maybe the MPAA Isn't So Bad After All; 'Klown' Gets an R

    The infamous raters of the Motion Picture Association of America give the Danish sex comedy "Klown" an R-rating with just a single cut.

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    MPAA Denies NC-17 Appeal on Jennifer Lynch's 'Chained'

    On and on goes the saga of the MPAA ratings appeals. Sometimes it's part of a big publicity stunt (think anything Weinstein); sometimes the MPAA just gets it wrong ("The Perks of Being a Wallflower" had its rating changed earlier this year). And sometimes the appeals have been frivolou...

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    Critical Consensus: Stephen Farber Discusses the MPAA, 'Bully' and What the Future Holds

    Critical Consensus is a biweekly feature in which critics from Indiewire’s Criticwire network discuss new films with Indiewire’s chief film critic, Eric Kohn. Here, we offer an analysis of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) in light of the newly released "Bully," which the Weinstein Co...

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