The MPA and APSA Academy are celebrating eleven years of collaboration supporting feature films at the script development stage. Originated by APSA Academy members and their colleagues across the region, 40 projects from 22 countries and areas of the Asia Pacific have been supported through the initiative to date. 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. 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) Asia Pacific represents 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 organisation act on behalf of the members of the Motion Picture Association, Inc (MPA) which include: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Netflix Studios, LLC, Paramount Pictures Corporation, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., Universal City Studios LLC, and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. The MPA has 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 MPA Asia Pacific, please visit www.mpa-apac.org/ and www.facebook.com/mpaasiapacific/
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