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MPAA SURVEY: PARENTS WANT F-WORD BARRED IN PG-13 MOVIES

March 7, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

The MPAA has commissioned a survey of U.S. parents to determine whether they wish the organization to overlook bad language — in particular the use of the F-word — in assigning ratings to films, the Los Angeles Times reported today. It quoted Joan Graves, who heads the MPAA’s ratings board, as saying that the survey […]

WEINSTEIN LOSES BATTLE WITH MPAA OVER BULLY

February 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Harvey Weinstein is so furious with the decision by the MPAA’s appeals board to uphold the R rating for The Weinstein Co.’s documentary Bully that he’s threatening not to deal with the MPAA “for the foreseeable future.” The MPAA released a statement quoting Joan Graves, who heads the organization’s ratings group, as acknowledging that “Bully […]

KING’S SPEECH DIRECTOR BLASTS MPAA RATINGS BOARD

November 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

British director Tom Hooper has lashed out at the MPAA ratings board after the board slapped his critically acclaimed movie The King’s Speech with an R rating for a scene in which a speech therapist encourages the future King George VI to let loose with a torrent of four-letter words as part of the therapy […]