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Racy content earns Gold Town film NC-17 rating

...are informed about what they're getting into. The Gold Town Nickelodeon plans to do this as well.The Motion Picture Association of America established the NC-17 rating in the late 1980s. The MPAA board attaches NC-17 ratings to movies with...
Apparent terrorist attack rocks Washington

...tactics," said Valenti, former press secretary under the Johnson Administration and now president of the Motion Picture Association of America. "You cause panic and fear and strike fear in everybody's mind and heart." In Farragut Square, dozens...
This Day in History

...documents of ratification for a nuclear test ban treaty with Britain and the Soviet Union. In 1968, the Motion Picture Association of America adopted its film-rating system. In 1982, the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice musical "Cats" opened...
Sky-high movie theater prices

...the duration of the rental period. About one-third of movie-theater goers are teenagers (source: Motion Picture Association of America, U.S Movie Attendance Study 2004) who don't have much disposable income. This prevents them from...
Pirating creativity: The MPAA is going after schoolchildren

For years now the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has been trying its best, unsuccessfully, to enforce its "intellectual property" claims upon those who would dare...
Consistency and change film, even as more and more movies are shot in a digital format. According to statistics from the Motion Picture Association of America, only about 5,400 out of the 40,194 movie screens in the US are showing digital films. But things...
Juneau man pleads guilty to DVD piracy

...six months in home detention, be on probation for three years and pay $6,783 in restitution to the Motion Picture Association of America. He had been facing as much as three years in prison on two felony charges after an FBI investigation...
Summer of smut: Films push the ratings envelope

...a parent or adult guardian) is expanding to encompass even smuttier material. ``I think the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America, which administers the ratings) has pushed that envelope,'' says Kirk Honeycutt, head film critic...
Counting profanity in 'South Park' film

...carries the index on the World Wide Web - at ). ``The critics and the (Motion Picture Association of America) ratings will tell you if a movie is spicy or not. We'll tell you why it's spicy, whether it's...
State offers studios use of anti-smoking service ads

...anti-smoking ads on all DVDs and videos that depict tobacco use," he said. Studios referred calls to the Motion Picture Association of America. MPAA spokeswoman Kori Bernards said it was too early to comment on whether studios would accept the offer...


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