Motion Picture Association of America

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  • Censorship In Motion Picture Association Of America

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    showing their children. Movie ratings are assigned by Motion Picture Association of America or MPAA. There is a history on how it was created, who created it, the different views on the movie rating system as well as if we need it. Firstly, to know more about

  • The Motion Picture Association Of America (MPAA)

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    The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), the people in charge of what you and your family can and cannot see at the theaters. The idea of the system is quite helpful. They regulate the amount of violence, sex and nudity, and coarse language that is allowed in a G, PG, R and NC-17 ratings. They determine the ideal age group that will watch the movie and the age group that is not permitted to see it. In retrospect, movie ratings are great and quite helpful when deciding to what a movie with

  • Baby Face And The Production Code Film Analysis

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    From the beginning of the motion picture industry, several religious and moralistic groups such as National Council of Catholic Women sought to censor Hollywood films that contained sex, crime or vamps. In order to regulate any possible censorship conflict, “In 1922 the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America Association (MPPDA) was established by movie company presidents and Postmaster General Will Hays whom was instituted as head of the Association” (Gaynor 1). The hoped plan was

  • Censorship in the Media Essay

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    this as the denial of an individual’s freedom of speech. In order to establish a group that censors televisions and movies, the Motion Picture Producers Association (MPAA) was created. Each rating category has a description of the appropriate age at which to view the film and whether or not a parent’s accompaniment is necessary. The Motion Picture Producers Association assesses a film and gives it a rating of G (general audiences), PG (parental guidance suggested), PG-13 (parents strongly cautioned)

  • Filmmaking : The Rights Of The Film And First Amendment Rights

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    Filmmaking is an increasingly popular form of creative expression, and with expression comes offensive material. Because of this, films have a long history with governments all around the world. In the United States, this presents a unique issue. One of our government’s attributes that we are most proud of is our right to free speech, granted to us by our first amendment. This means that citizens can say whatever they would like about anything or anyone, including their federal, state, and local

  • Downloading Music Should Be Made Legal Essay example

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    invented called Napster. Napster was an internet program that made it possible for users to share music files for free. His product gained instant interest across America which brought an opposite response from the Music industry. In 2001, as expected, Napster was sued for copyright infringement by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and shut down at the peak of its success. The media industry wanted the technology halted because it was terrified of how it would affect the economy. Nonetheless

  • MPAA Rating System Essay examples

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    In 1968 Jack Valenti, the president of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), established the Classification and Ratings Administration (CARA) in an effort to reduce the amount of objectionable material in film. Before 1968, the MPAA required that all films follow the guidelines of the Production Code. The Production Code stipulated what was and was not appropriate to appear in films. In 1966, the MPAA elected Jack Valenti president and he changed the code to a rating system based on the

  • Dan Glickman at ShoWest Essay

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    -- over the past 10 years. Foreign boxoffice has grown even more dramatically, he added. Last year, it totaled $15.7 billion, up more than 44% from 2003. As for moviegoers, they enjoy a relative bargain according to National Association of Theatre Owners president John Fithian, who joined Glickman at the early morning press conference. Last year, the average ticket price hit $6.21, up 3% over the 2003 figure of $6.03. Still, Fithian noted, that 3% increase was less

  • The Rating System Is Entirely Voluntary

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    process of receiving a rating by the MPAA, editing the film to their liking or taking your chances with the appeals board. The members of the MPAA which include Sony Pictures (Sony), Warner Brothers (Time Warner), Universal Studios (GE), Walt Disney Pictures (Walt Disney Company), 20th Century Fox (News Corp), and Paramount Pictures (Viacom),

  • How Society Perpetuates Overcoming Adolescents

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    How Society Perpetuates Obstacles in Adolescents Adolescents are faced daily with the temptations of using/abusing drugs and/or alcohol. Even with parents and schools trying to steer our youth today away from using they get sucked in by all forms of advertising that lead them to believe that by saying “yes” to using a controlled substance they will be much more ‘lively.’ If advertising didn’t have such an impacted and work, these companies wouldn’t be spending the billions of dollars that they