Family Movie Act Moves Ahead in House

Maffei, Glenn
July 2004
Multichannel News;7/19/2004, Vol. 25 Issue 29, p90
Reports on the development of the Family Movie Act that allows the filtering of various degrees of sex, violence and profanity from films in the U.S. Opinion of Texas Representative Lamar Smith, the bill's sponsor, on the right of parents to monitor the films watched by their children; Protest staged by the Directors Guild of America against the legislation; Disadvantage of bill's approval, according to California Representative Howard L. Berman.


Related Articles

  • This is a lascivious job but someone has to do it. Boliek, Brooks // Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;10/18/2005, Vol. 391 Issue 21, p14 

    This article reports on a proposal sponsored by U.S. Representative Mike Pence, which requires any films that includes simulated sex to file 2257, an affidavit that certifies that all actors in a porno film are of age. A 2257 is required if the actors engage in real sex during the making of a...

  • Death of the Auteur. Sanchez, Julian // Reason;Aug/Sep2005, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p14 

    Reports on the Family Movie Act recently passed by the U.S. Congress, which established that filtering motion pictures to remove sex, violence or profanity does not run afoul of copyright laws, in April 2005. Information on the filtering measure; Opposition of the Directors Guild of America...

  • SAG Opposes Bill Allowing Home Editing. Armbrust, Roger // Back Stage West;7/1/2004, Vol. 11 Issue 27, p6 

    Reports on the opposition of the movie industry to the proposed federal Family Movie Act of 2004 in the U.S. Use of filtering software to edit scenes from films to eliminate violent, indecent or pornographic material from a purchased movie seen only in a private home; Legalization of the use of...

  • Hollywood fights to protect its 'art' Ko, Marnie // Report / Newsmagazine (National Edition);12/2/2002, Vol. 29 Issue 23, p54 

    In 2001, more than a million parents purchased the TV Guardian, a technology which acts like an automatic mute button on a remote control, filtering out foul language and crude phrases on film from a pre-programmed list. Dozens of small video-editing companies are offering edited versions of...

  • Teens on Hollywood.  // Scholastic Update;11/3/95, Vol. 128 Issue 5, p3 

    Presents the results of a survey of `Scholastic Update' teen readers' opinion about sex and violence in the movies.

  • Ratings game. Schneider, Wolf // Hollywood Reporter;11/19/95 Special Issue, Vol. 339 Issue 47, p66 

    Looks into the performance of sex-oriented motion pictures in the ratings charts of the United States' box office. Plight of the movie `Showgirls'; Increase in homosexuality in the movies; Rise in number of movies with NC-17 rating. INSET: Forbidden love..

  • Articulating the Violence Debate. Owczarski, Kimberly A. // Cineaction;2006, Issue 68, p4 

    The article focuses on criticism made by U.S. Senator Bob Dole on the motion picture industry in the United States and also discusses violence in the entertainment industry with reference to the films "True Lies" and "Natural Born Killers." Dole criticized the Hollywood studios' violence and...

  • Rating the Rating System.  // Time;5/31/1971, Vol. 97 Issue 22, p92 

    The article discusses the displeasure expressed by U.S. filmmakers against the rating system by the motion picture industry. It is stated that the four-letter rating categories, G-GP-R-X, denote the moral order of the films imposed by the industry's Code and Rating Administration. Reportedly,...

  • Sexual violence.  // Sight & Sound;Jun95 Forbidden Cinema Supplement, Vol. 5 Issue 6, p10 

    Chronicles the history of film censorship related to sexual violence in Great Britain. BBFC's list of exempted depictions; Board's refusal to certify Frank Powell's `A Fool There Was'; Approval on the abduction scene in George Melford's film `The Sheik.'


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics