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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Such a great night at PROXY with movie-lovers cozying up to see the Ross brothers' #ContemporaryColor. #SFIFF
Love this shot of Jheri Jones, subject of #TheJoneses, at the Roxie Theater. Photo by Pamela Gentile. #SFIFF
Packed out house at the Castro on this sunny afternoon. Stoked to celebrate Janus Films, the Criterion Collection and the Coen brothers! #SFIFF
"Hi, Carlton." Wesley Morris delivering our 2016 State of Cinema. #SFIFF
Today! We celebrate the stunning work of Janus Films & the Criterion Collection with the Coen brothers at the Castro Theatre.
Robert Kondo of Tonko House at Alamo Drafthouse. Can't wait to have him back this morning for our filmmaker meet and greet after Shorts 5! Photo by Tommy Lau. #SFIFF
Hot sauce in my bag—swag. We've got #SFIFF totes! At our Alamo box office and at the Festival Lounge. $15.
The ☀️ is starting to set on #SFIFF day seven! What will you watch tonight?
Doing our best not to get greasy strangled but not doing so hot. (Hopefully not the last) photo by Pat Mazzera. #SFIFF