The Motion Picture Association – Mexico (MPA-Mexico) serves as the voice and advocate of the major international producers and distributors of movies, home entertainment and television programming in Mexico and is an affiliate of the Motion Picture Association, Inc. (MPA).
For more than a century – with roots dating back to 1898 when Salvador Toscano Barragán made “Don Juan Tenorio” – Mexico’s motion picture and TV industry has been creating incredible stories and characters for audiences to enjoy on screens around the globe. Early artists like Tin-Tan, Mario Moreno, and Ricardo Montalbán played an important role developing Mexico’s creative community. And more recent filmmakers like Guillermo del Toro, Alfonso Cuarón, Selma Hayek, and Gael Garcia Bernal have allowed Mexico’s film industry to flourish, becoming international symbols of and ambassadors for Mexico along with its people, history, creativity and values.
Each year, more than 100 thousand hours of Mexican television programming is translated into 30 languages and exported to audiences in 100 different countries.
In 2016, the film industry paid 1 677 million pesos to wage earners, 9% of the total GDP it generated. In 2016, there was an increase in the average remuneration in the film industry, which came to 58 976 pesos, while in 2015, it was 56 986 pesos.
This power and creativity from Mexico’s filmmaking community is also on full display at international film festivals and awards ceremonies. For more than ten years now, the Morelia International Film Festival has continued to increase in size and significance, emerging as one of the world’s premier film gatherings. Just last year, more than 750 films registered at the festival – a 30% increase from the year before. The influence of Mexico’s film industry was also recently demonstrated at the 87th Annual Academy Awards ceremony, as Alejandro González Iñárritu’s “Birdman (or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance),” took home four Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director. Besides, González Inárritu obtained a honorary Oscar statuette for his extraordinary virtual reality installation “Carne y Arena” for his visionary and powerful experience. Guillermo del Toro is indubitably one of the most creative and influential Mexican filmmakers of our era. He became the third Mexican to receive the award after Alfonso Cuarón and Alejandro González Iñárritu. The Shape of Water won two of the seven awards the films was nominated at the 2018 at the Golden Globes Awards. This film is also winner of the Golden Lion for best picture at the Venice Film Fest and catapulted him to Oscar where he also won as best director and the award of best picture. The Shape of water also accounts a BAFTA and Critics’ Choice award best direction awards. After the deserved wave of success, Fox Searchlight Pictures has signed an overall deal with Guillermo del Toro that covers live-action feature films to be written, produced, and/or directed by the filmmaker.
- Administracion general de aduanas
- American chamber mexico (amcham)
- Another Company
- Ascociación mexicana de productores de fonogramas (amprofon)
- Asociación mexicana para la protección de la propiedad intelectual (amppi)
- Barra mexicana colegio de abogados
- Bsa the software alliance (bsa)
- Cámara de la industria cinematográfica (canacine)
- Centro de investigación e innovación en tecnologías de información y comunicación (infotec)
- Centro nacional de las artes (cna)
- Coalición por el acceso legal a la cultura (calc)
- Consejo coordinador empresarial (cce)
- Consejo nacional para la cultura y las artes (conaculta)
- De la calle madrazo y mancera (cmm)
- Dirección nacional de radio, televisión y cinematografía (rtc)
- Entertainment software alliance (esa)
- Festival internacional de cine de morelia (ficm)
- Film expo group (showeast)
- Instituto federal de telecomunicaciones (ift)
- Instituto mexicano para la competitividad (imco)
- Instituto nacional del derecho de autor (indautor)
- Mexico unido contra la delincuencia (mucd)
- Observatorio nacional ciudadano (onc)
- Organización mundial de la propiedad intelectual (ompi)
- Procuraduría general de la república (pgr)
The Motion Picture Association Latin America has been in Brazil (MPA- Brazil) since the 1940’s and its members include: Walt Disney; Paramount; Sony Pictures; Universal; Warner Bros; and Netflix Studios, LLC. It is MPA-Brazil’s mission to promote and to stimulate creation and innovation in the audiovisual industry, prioritizing the appreciation and encouragement of the creative process, as a vector that enables quality audiovisual content and entertainment to be delivered to all audiences. The MPA-Brazil, in addition to representing the interests of associated studios, monitors the political and economic scenario in relation to the audiovisual industry. The purpose of the MPA-Brazil is to stimulate and consolidate partnerships with the players in the Brazilian audiovisual industry, both in the public and private sectors, as well as to promote the exchange of expertise and the overall appreciation of the audiovisual industry. The MPA-Brazil a partner and maintains a permanent dialogue with the players in the industry.
While Brazil creates films that entertain the world, the men and women working behind the scenes also have a very important story to tell, with a rich history, about creativity and economic growth. Brazil’s origins in filmmaking date back near 120 years, beginning with the early days of Affonso Segreto in the late 19th Century, the uniquely Brazilian genre called “chanchadas,” and comedians Oscarito to Grande Otello Glauber Rocha.
Today, the industry continues to thrive, producing important works such as “City of God” and “Tropa de Elite.” In fact, data from the Motion Picture Association shows that Brazil is a driving source behind growth for the entire South America region, with estimates by the Brazilian National Film Agency (ANCINE) indicating that Brazil will be the fourth largest market for cinema by 2020.
- Motion Picture Licensing Corporation
- Copyright and IP Security International
- International Intellectual Property Institute (IIPI)
- International Intellectual Property Alliance
- Motion Picture Association – Canada
- Motion Picture Association – Asia Pacific
- Motion Picture Association – EMEA
- Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC)
- Copyright Alliance
- Center for Copyright Information