chairman of Motion Picture Consulting, a group that helps filmmakers navigate the MPAA world
FROM Ethan Noble
Rating the Ratings A new study out today shows that parents become desensitized to violence and sex the more they watch it -- that the more violence and sex they see in a series of movies, the less likely they are to rate the movies with R ratings. Which could tell us something about the way movies are rated. The people who rate the movies for the MPAA are just average L.A. parents after all.
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”
Trump says goodbye Paris Accord: What does it mean for U.S. and the planet? President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, the landmark international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Trump was to renegotiate a new deal, but will that happen?