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US & Japanese Content Industry Representatives Sign MOU to Promote & Protect Creative Communities

  • 21Mar 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C./SINGAPORE: On March 20, the Motion Picture Association (MPA) and the Content Overseas Distribution Association (CODA), a key representative of the Japanese film, animation, television, music and video game industries, signed…
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India’s 1.8 Million Strong Screen Community Contributes USD 8.1 Billion to Economy

  • 13Mar 2014

MUMBAI/SINGAPORE - The Indian motion picture and television industry is one of the largest and fastest growing sectors, contributing USD 8.1 billion (c. INR 50,000 Cr.) to the country’s economy, equating to…
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Taiwan Screen Community Calls for Further Growth as Sector Contributes USD$5.5 Billion to Economy

  • 25Feb 2014

TAIWAN/SINGAPORE – The film and television industries injected a healthy US$5.5 billion (NT$168 billion)  into Taiwan’s economy in 2013 according to a report released today prepared by Oxford Economics, while local screen…
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MPA Asia Pacific President and Managing Director Mike Ellis Meets Taiwan Vice President Wu Den-Yih

  • 25Feb 2014

TAIWAN/SINGAPORE: On February 25, Mike Ellis, President & Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Motion Picture Association (MPA), met with Vice President Wu Den-Yih to discuss the successful economic, cultural and social contribution made…
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Tropfest NZ Unearths Kiwi Filmmaking Talent

  • 17Feb 2014

NEW ZEALAND/SINGAPORE: On February 16, the Motion Picture Association (MPA) continued their long-standing support of emerging filmmakers at Tropfest New Zealand, the world’s largest short film festival, awarding first place filmmaker Andrew…
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Cambodian Winner of Tropfest South East Asia Heads to LA

  • 27Jan 2014

PENANG/SINGAPORE: On January 25, young Cambodian filmmaker Sothea Ines claimed first prize at the inaugural Tropfest South East Asia (Tropfest SEA) short film competition, winning a trip to Los Angeles to participate…
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Third Consecutive Court Decision Finds Funshion Liable for Copyright Infringement

  • 7Jan 2014

BEIJING/SINGAPORE: On January 6, 2014, the Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court found P2P streaming video network and VOD company Beijing Funshion Online Technology Co., Ltd (Funshion) once again liable for copyright…
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P2P Streaming Video Network/VOD Company Funshion Found Liable For Copyright Infringement

  • 30Dec 2013

BEIJING/SINGAPORE: The MPAA’s member studios welcomed the decision by the Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court on December 27, 2013, which found P2P streaming video network and VOD company Beijing Funshion Online…
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2013 MPA APSA Academy Film Fund Winners Announced

  • 13Dec 2013

BRISBANE/SINGAPORE: Script development grants totaling US$100,000 were awarded to four filmmakers from the Asia Pacific region last night at the 2013 Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA). The grants are offered by the…
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Philippines’ Joji Alonso Receives MPA Asia Pacific Copyright Educator Award

  • 12Dec 2013

HONG KONG/SINGAPORE: Attorney and filmmaker Joji Alonso was presented with the Motion Picture Association (MPA) Asia-Pacific Copyright Educator (A.C.E.) Award today at CineAsia in recognition of her long term commitment to championing…
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