On September 7, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) hosted a panel discussion with film industry experts on new digital distribution strategies and the importance of intellectual property to filmmaking. The panel included Edward Humphrey, Director of Digital, British Film Institute; Christine Vachon, Principal/Producer, Killer Films (Boys Don’t Cry, One... Read more

By Ruth Vitale It’s a frequently asked question when I am speaking at conferences, universities, and film festivals: Why is it so hard to find legal content? I hear it from creative professionals who have come across websites they cannot be sure are legal, parents who want their kids to... Read more

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By CreativeFuture “Matt Mason must have a guilty conscience,” CreativeFuture Executive Director Ruth Vitale wrote today in a Billboard Magazine op-ed, while challenging BitTorrent to use some of its technical know-how to combat the misuse of its protocol for piracy. Last week, Mason made the laughable claim that his company... Read more

Last Sunday, The New York Times ran an article on Hana Beshara, the founder of the pirate website NinjaVideo who was convicted for conspiracy and criminal copyright infringement and served 16 months in prison. The story raised more than a few eyebrows for its sympathetic treatment of Beshara, whose only... Read more

The vast majority of the most popular films and television shows are legally available online for U.S. audiences, according to a new study from KPMG. The first-of-its-kind comprehensive study analyzed a large sample of 808 films and 724 television shows that was compiled based on popularity with audiences and critical... Read more

By Chris Ortman Disclaimer: CreativeFuture does not encourage physical violence to settle arguments. Fantastic Fest, the genre film festival held each year at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin, Texas, has a curious tradition: hosting a series of verbal and physical “debates” that take place inside a boxing ring. On... Read more

On Wednesday, CreativeFuture participated in “Beyond the Red Carpet: Movie and TV Magic Day” on Capitol Hill, an event co-hosted by Creative Rights Caucus Co-Chairs, Rep. Judy Chu and Rep. Howard Coble. The event offered a behind-the-scenes look at all the creativity, talent, and innovation that drive the film and... Read more