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.
SF Film Society Blog
Buy your tickets to see #LeahWolchok's #VerySemiSerious at the @sfjewishfilm Saturday August 1!
See #Meru and more #SFIFF theatrical releases coming to #BayArea theaters this month. Read all about it on our blog > blog.sffs.org
Congratulations to Tom Gilroy on winning the 2015 #Djerassi Residency Award / #SFFS Screenwriting Fellowship! Read all about Gilroy and his winning script Our Lady of the Snow on our blog at blog.sffs.org
Buy your tickets to see this #SFFS / KRF Filmmaking Grant Winner #Unexpected by @krisswanberg opening at @roxie_theater tomorrow!!! #SFFSsupports
See @josefkubotawladyka's @manossuciasmovie at @roxie_theater Aug 7! In mean the meantime be sure to apply for the SFFS / KRF Filmmaking Grant at our site sffs.org.
Ya snooze, ya lose. Apply NOW for the FilmHouse Residency program before it's too late! Early Deadline is TOMORROW. Apply at site ASAP > sffs.org
Check out @SOMArts #nightlightparty ! See and experience works from over 50 artists on July 18, 8:30-midnight.
#AardmanAnimations is releasing an advance screening of their new film #ShaunTheSheepMovie August 4 at #ClayTheater! Don't miss the opportunity to meet up with co-directors #MarkBurton and #RichardStarzak who will be answering audience questions after the screening.
Don't forget to check out this gem directed by #LeahMeyerhoff screening 7:00 tomorrow night at @roxie_theater!!!
Filmmaker @mike.day talks about the challenges and adventures behind the making of #TheIslandAndTheWhales in our latest blog post at blog.sffs.org. Check it out! #SFIFF