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  • 2016 marks the tenth year that the Motion Picture Association has partnered with CineAsia, the only international convention dedicated to Asian cinema exhibition and distribution, to present its annual Asia-Pacific Copyright Educator (ACE) Award honoring individuals throughout the region whose tireless work has served to raise awareness in their markets about the value of screen content, and the need to provide a strong copyright framework for filmmakers.
  • For all intents and purposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is dead—or at the very least it will be in a state of suspended animation for a considerable period to come— given that President-elect Trump has announced that he will initiate the process to have the US withdraw from the Agreement on Day 1 of his Presidency.
  • Brisbane, Australia: Winners in the 10th Asia Pacific Screen Awards, the region’s highest accolade in film, were announced tonight at a glittering ceremony in Brisbane. Hosted by Australian actor David Wenham and presenter Anjali Rao, the 2016 Awards marked the 10th year of APSA recognising and promoting cinematic excellence and cultural diversity of the world’s fastest growing film region: comprising 70 countries and areas, 4.5 billion people, one third of the earth and responsible for half of the world’s film output.
  • Premier and Arts Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk announced Legendary Pictures’ Pacific Rim 2 has been attracted to Queensland continuing the state’s track record for attracting international blockbusters.
  • Producer-director-writer Anubhav Sinha has spent the last two weeks on an anti-piracy crusade rather than promoting his musical romance Tum Bin 2, which opens today on 1,200 screens in India and in Bollywood-friendly markets.
  • Last week, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), along with the Embassy of Australia, hosted a screening of the acclaimed Iranian drama film A Separation. The film was one of the first projects funded by the Motion Picture Association’s Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) Academy Film Fund—a program that
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  • No changes will be made to Australia's intellectual property laws, and the US government has not raised any concerns about ISP liability for copyright infringement in Australia, the government has said.
  • In a blockbuster speech delivered on October 10 to the Australian International Movie Convention meeting in Gold Coast, Queensland, Graham Burke, Co-Executive Chairman and Co-CEO of Australia’s largest entertainment company, Village Roadshow, took aim at the high rate of film piracy among Australian consumers and declared war on illegal downloading
  • My trip to Tokyo as a guest speaker for the MPA had been arranged many months ago. It was an exciting opportunity and one that I’d been looking forward for some time. Still, stepping off the long flight from New York, I found myself juggling the many demands of executive

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