The board's power to brand a film with an NC, the scarlet letter of ratings, keeps many independent films out of theaters, off of Walmart's shelves, and thereby financially unviable. In the meantime, please consult the resources provided below …. Donate Slant is reaching more readers than ever before, but advertising revenue across the Internet is falling fast, hitting independently owned and operated publications like ours the hardest. Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate. If parents wish to independently verify MPAA movie ratings, or just get more information about the content of specific movies, there are many services to which they can turn. Fortunately, we ended up getting just a great range of filmmakers—Matt Stone, Kevin Smith, John Waters, Kimberley Peirce—whose films often skewer, through humor, important cultural issues. In his film, which opened on Sept.
This Film Is Not Yet Rated
Despite being a little rough around the edges as is often the case with the work of maverick documentarians , This Film Is Not Yet Rated is more than just an angry diatribe against the MPAA - it's something that raises a lot of legitimate questions about the ratings process and its results. Launched by Act Now Productions , a company that produces and distributes socially-conscious media. Prior to Sundance, the film sparked initial press interest when it was handed an NC rating by the MPAA for "some graphic sexual content. Smith, Kevin, ,. Now, how is that relevant to the MPAA undemocratic procedures? Motion picture authorship -- Censorship. I got a call; once Joan Graves ratings board chair of the MPAA had found out the film had been changed, she said, 'I have to let you know, now that you've changed the film, you can no longer use the NC rating.
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We really didn't need to see the detective work beginning with a shot of the Yellow Pages and a segment in which Dick interviews private detectives that went into discovering the identities of the raters. Motion picture producers and directors -- Censorship. Get Known if you don't have an account. Dick's more novel revelations are the identities of the "regular American parents" who sit on the ratings board, which he exposes with the help of two private detectives. Part of the film's purpose is to examine which movies get which warnings, and why. The MPAA ratings board wants you to know that they do not consider themselves censors.
Log in Subscribe to comment Why do I need to subscribe? This Film is Not Yet Rated , a documentary film directed by Kirby Dick, explores the film rating policies in the US in exhaustive detail — and how those policies affect a film's distribution and overall content before its release. Topics Documentary films The Observer. Rights assessment is your responsibility. Motion pictures -- Ratings. Kirby Dick, and Dondi Bastone.