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BRITISH FILM CENSORS TO TIGHTEN RULES ON SEXUAL VIOLENCE

December 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), the equivalent of America’s MPAA Ratings Board, said today (Monday) that a study carried out by market researchers ipsos MORI indicates that the public approves BBFC intervention to ban certain films depicting rape, sexual assault and other sadistic violence. While such behavior is regarded as legitimate for filmmakers […]

ACADEMY RESTRICTS OSCAR CAMPAIGNS

September 22, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

In an effort to level the playing field between big-budget studios and no-budget independent producers during the period when members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences vote for their Oscar choices, the Academy on Wednesday announced a new set of restrictions that its members must abide by. They include: not being able […]

SORKIN, NOLAN WIN WGA MOVIE AWARDS

February 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Aaron Sorkin won the best adapted screenplay award for Sony’s The Social Network at the WGA Awards ceremony Saturday night. Sorkin’s screenplay was based on the book The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich. Christopher Nolan won the WGA original screenplay award for Warner Bros.’ Inception. In accepting his award, Nolan called for an end to […]

OSCAR BALLOTS GO OUT

December 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Nomination ballots are due to be mailed out today (Monday) for this year’s Academy Awards competition. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said that 248 films are eligible in the Best Picture category. They include any film that began at least a seven-day run in a Los Angeles County theater before midnight, Dec. […]

PRODUCT PLACEMENTS GAIN U.K. APPROVAL

June 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

TV producers in the U.K. will at last be allowed to include product-placement advertising in their programs under strict rules outlined on Monday by British regulator OFCOM. The ads would not be permitted at all in children’s, news, or religious programs and would also not be permitted on any program if they tout medicines, tobacco, […]