I am worried that the film industry is poised to follow the music biz right down the tubes.
The MPAA has asked the FCC for permission to engage in "selective output control". You can read about at Public Knowledge here. It's a new issue to me, but it sounds very short sighted. I understand the desire to end piracy -- although I am a believer in bootlegging as a means of audience access -- but we should never do it in such a way that forces the consumer to throw out their entire home entertainment set up!
Mark Cuban has just jumped into the fray, urging the MPAA to spend the money where it will do good: promoting films, and not in ways that will alienate the consumer. Check out what he has to say on Blogmaverick.
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Samantha Montgomery, AKA #PrincessShaw, at #SFIFF earlier this spring. Her film opens @drafthousesf TONIGHT! Go watch. 💋💋
It is the final final day of this glorious #SFIFF marquee! Get out there, see all the movies you can and join us 7:00 TONIGHT at the Castro for Closing Night festivities!
Do the letters F.O. mean anything to you? You chasin' somebody? Somebody chasin' you? What are YOU doing Thursday night?
#SFIFF Closing Night
May 5👨🏻7:00👨🏻Castro Theatre
Sipping on #Hennessy at the #SFIFF Lounge tonight. A lovely way to unwind.
#FromAfar director Lorenzo Vigas at the Roxie Theater. Love that neon. Photo by Pat Mazzera. #SFIFF
#NationalBird director Sonia Kennebeck, producer Ines Hofmann Kanna and subjects at the Victoria Theatre. Photo by Pat Mazerra. #SFIFF #WomenInFilm
Joel Coen, Jonathan Turell and Peter Becker of Janus Films and the Criterion Collection and Ethan Coen at the Castro Theatre. Photo by Pamela Gentile. #SFIFF
VR Day was cool. Photo by Tommy Lau. #SFIFF
#Sonita director Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami. Photo by Pamela Gentile. #SFIFF