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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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    The MPAA Being a 'Bully': 10 Films That Appealed Their Ratings

    Anti-bullying documentary "Bully" has drummed up the type of controversy most indies only dream of, thanks to Harvey Weinstein's much-publicized efforts to fight the film's R-rating in favor of a more teen-friendly PG-13. Despite Weinstein's best efforts and the rallying cries of his celeb pals, the...

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    Weinstein Rejects the R Rating: 'Bully' Will Go Out Unrated

    After a recent plea to the MPAA failed by one vote to get the film a PG-13 rating, TWC is choosing to move forward with releasing the film unrated by the MPAA on March 30.

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    Weinstein's MPAA 'Bully' Battle Hits Internet With Web Petition

    The Weinstein Company will be releasing Lee Hirsch's documentary "Bully" this year, and were hoping to screen the film in schools nationwide. However, by a one-vote margin, the MPAA gave the film an R-rating for "some language."

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    Mr. Dodd Goes to Las Vegas

    Chris Dodd, former Senator from Connecticut, took over as Hollywood's chief lobbyist as the head of the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) about 10 days ago. Keep in mind that the former Senator is barred from lobbying himself for the next 18 months, but that should not prevent him from t...

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    Who Goes to the Movies? Moviegoers Stats from 2010

    The annual look at who went to the movies from the MPAA has been released. Here are the relevant stats. Women and men go to the movies in equal numbers. In 2010 women bought 50% of the tickets and men bought 50% of the tickets.

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