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MPAA's Anti-Piracy Fight Contributed To A Financial Loss In 2012 While Chris Dodd Collected $3.3M

deadline.com – The Hollywood’s lobby group’s finances took a hit in 2012, a tax filing shows — but CEO Chris Dodd did just fine even as the MPAA licked its wounds from its failed effort to promote tough anti-piracy legislation. Dodd’s compensation came to $3.3M last year. (The package: $3M base compensation, $250,000 bonus, $41,930 other compensation, $13,753 retirement benefit, and $19,585 non-tax benefit.) That’s up 36.5% but it’s not an apples-to-apples comparison since he worked a partial year in 2011 beginning in March. 6 years 3 weeks ago via brucelee
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MPAA’s Chris Dodd Calls for California to Expand Tax Credits to Lure Big Budget Blockbusters

variety.com – Speaking on Friday to a San Fernando Valley business group, MPAA chairman Chris Dodd called for an expansion of California’s production tax incentive program to include big budget films, noting that the state has lost out to other states on projects like the sequels to “Man of Steel” and “The Amazing Spider-Man.” The state’s incentive... 6 years 9 weeks ago via theothersenhman
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China Box Office Repayment Guidelines Revealed

feedproxy.google.com – Hollywood hasn't received any money since last fall from the China Film Group because of a dispute over who should bear the cost of a new 2 percent luxury tax. 6 years 17 weeks ago via donnieyen
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New Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs: 'We Are Moving Forward And Evolving' – First Interview

deadline.com – In the end it probably was not too surprising that Cheryl Boone Isaacs was elected President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences at last night’s Board of Governors meeting. As I pointed out in my election preview last week she is the only one in Academy history to have served in every elected office the Academy has – VP, Treasurer, Secretary , Academy Foundation President, First Vice President most recently, and even produced last year’s Governors Awards.

6 years 19 weeks ago via donnieyen
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Motion Picture Academy Creates New Branch For Casting Directors

feedproxy.google.com – The new branch brings the number of Academy branches to 17, and an election will be held in the fall to chose three members of the branch to sit on the board of governors. 6 years 19 weeks ago via jetli
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MPAA Scoffs at New Anti-Piracy Plan

variety.com – Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and AOL and other companies that manage advertising networks unveiled a set of voluntary “best practices” on combating copyright infringement, a set of standards to follow as studios and record labels urge them to cut off the money supply to online piracy. But the MPAA is indicating that the set of “best... 6 years 21 weeks ago via brucelee
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China's Surprise Tax Prompts Hollywood Standoff

feedproxy.google.com – Fox refuses $23 million in "Life of Pi" money as the MPAA fights to enforce a trade deal. 6 years 32 weeks ago via jetli
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MPAA Taps Marc Miller As Web Piracy Exec

deadline.com – The Motion Picture Association of America is ramping up its efforts to combat movie piracy, appointing attorney Marc Miller as Senior Vice President, Content Protection, Internet. Miller joins the MPAA from Nintendo of America, where he was Anti-Piracy Counsel for Americas and Asia/Pacific. He will be based in the MPAA’s Los Angeles office, and report to Michael Robinson, the EVP, Content Protection and Chief of Operations for the major studio’s lobbying organization and trade group.

7 years 29 weeks ago via jackiechan
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MPAA's Chris Dodd Says Ratings Should Be "Far More Transparent": CinemaCon

deadline.com – The former senator made the comment as he defended the trade group’s ratings efforts. They came under fire when the MPAA initially gave Bully, a documentary about teenage bullying, an R due to some characters’ use of profanity. The rating would have made the film off-limits for the very teens the movie was designed to help. 7 years 33 weeks ago via brucelee
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MPAA Reorganizes Legal Staff In DC, LA

deadline.com – The Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA) today announced a number of new appointments and promotions for members of its legal team, led by Senior Executive Vice President and Global General Counsel Henry Hoberman, bolstering and reorganizing its staff in both Washington and Los Angeles. “The MPAA’s legal team is already an impressive and experienced group,” Hoberman said. 7 years 34 weeks ago via jetli
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