The MPA and APSA Academy are celebrating ten years of collaboration supporting feature films at the script development stage. These projects, originated by APSA Academy members and their colleagues across the region, will number 40 after the announcement of this year’s recipients at the APSA ceremony. The MPA APSA Academy Film Fund has seen significant success since 2010 with some of the region’s leading filmmakers’ recipients of this fund. The fund has supported filmmakers like Lee Chang-dong, Haifaa Al-Mansour, Rolf de Heer, and Asghar Farhadi. Films produced with the assistance of the fund have gone on the win the Academy Award ®, the Silver Bear, the international Emmy, and have played at the Cannes, Venice and Toronto festivals. With a record numbers of submissions this year from 29 Asia Pacific countries, this extraordinary initiative is proving to have a major effect on film across the region and reflects the MPA’s ongoing commitment to developing the work of storytellers from right across the Asia Pacific.
Promoting & Protecting Screen Communities in Asia Pacific
The Motion Picture Association (MPA) and the Motion Picture Association International (MPA-I) represent the interests of the six international producers and distributors of filmed entertainment. To do so, they promote and protect the intellectual property rights of these companies and conduct public awareness programs to highlight to movie fans around the world the importance of content protection. These activities have helped to transform entire markets benefiting film and television industries in each country including foreign and local filmmakers alike.
The organisations act on behalf of the members of the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc (MPAA) which include; Paramount Pictures Corporation; Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.; Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation; Universal City Studios LLC; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. The MPA and the MPA-I have worldwide operations which are directed from their head offices in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. and overseen in the Asia Pacific by a team based in Singapore. For more information about the MPA and the MPA-I, please visit www.mpa-i.org
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