LOS ANGELES – Less than two months after its launch, CreativeFuture today announced the addition of more than 80 Coalition and Creative Partners – for a total of 150 in the large and growing creative community coalition. CreativeFuture is a broad-based coalition of film and television companies, independent production and financing companies, unions, guilds, talent agencies, filmmakers, artists, and other individual members and supporters of the creative community.
“The creative community is uniting,” said CreativeFuture Executive Director Ruth Vitale. “Together, we can advocate for a vibrant digital future that better serves audiences and artists alike. We can work together to promote the value of creativity and take the profit out of piracy. We can promote audience awareness of the ever-increasing, convenient, high-quality access to our community’s creative works in ways that reward the hard work and talent of artists and creative professionals.”
New Coalition and Creative Partners announced today include: American Cinematheque; The American Pavilion; Atlantic Picture Company Ltd.; Atlas Entertainment; Bender/Spink; Bluegrass Films (Dylan Clark and Scott Stuber); Bohemia Group; Castle Rock Entertainment; Chestnut Ridge Productions; CineTel Films; Code Entertainment; Columbia College Hollywood; Bill Condon; Constantin Film; Creative Projects Group; Crystal Sky; The Dan Jinks Company; Daniel Ostroff Productions; Di Bonaventura Pictures (Lorenzo di Bonaventura); Ernest Dickerson; DK Media; Ealing Studios; Echo Lake Entertainment; Electric City Entertainment; Element Pictures; Entertainment Media Ventures; The Exchange; The Film Arcade; FilmL.A., Inc.; FilmNation Entertainment; John Flock; Foresight Unlimited; The Gersh Agency; The Gotham Group; Groundswell Productions; The Harris Company; Illumination Entertainment; Innovative Artists; The Karlin Connection; Jon Kilik; Kleinberg Lange Cuddy & Carlo LLP; Kritzer Levine Wilkins Griffin Nilon Entertainment; Tova Laiter; and Lawrence Bender Productions.
Others include: Legendary Entertainment; Magnolia Pictures; Fredrik Malmberg; Management 360; Mandeville Films (David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman); Marc Platt Productions; Mavrick Artists Agency; Mister Smith Entertainment Ltd; MPRM Communications; Myriad Pictures; Oasis Media Group; Original Artists; Panther Films; Paradigm; Paradox Entertainment; Post New York Alliance; Radar Pictures; Radiant Films International; River Road Entertainment; Roadside Attractions; Route One Films; RPMedia Company; Sager Management; Santa Barbara International Film Festival; The Sean Daniel Company; Shiny Penny Productions (Stacey Sher); Russ Smith; Stone, Meyer, Genow, Smelkinson & Binder, LLP; Sunswept Entertainment (Karen Rosenfelt and Ken Blancato); Kurt Sutter; Temple Hill Entertainment (Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey); Ron Terry; Thompson Street Entertainment (Susan Landau); Thruline Entertainment; Bonnie Timmerman; TriCoast Worldwide; Tudor Management Group; and Stephen Unger.
“CreativeFuture’s primary goal is to encourage creatives to speak out about the value of creativity and the harm caused by piracy,” Vitale said. “For too long, many of us – even those who have been concerned about the issue – have sat on the sidelines and allowed the conversation to be driven by people who don’t understand the mutual interests that creatives, audiences, and everyone in the Internet ecosystem have in finding solutions to piracy. This cannot be a debate just among lawyers and lobbyists. That has to change. As a creative community, we need to make our voices heard.”
CreativeFuture launched on February 18 with more than 65 Coalition and Creative Partners. We now have 150 partners, including those announced today and previously.
CreativeFuture promotes the value of creativity in today’s digital age. We embrace expanded audience access to content in ways that reward creativity and hard work. We are united in opposition to for-profit theft of creative works, which jeopardizes the rights of all creative individuals, puts jobs at risk, and undermines new business models and distribution platforms. Our mission is to empower the creative community to speak with one collective and powerful voice – advancing a positive, dynamic vision of a digital future that better serves audiences and artists alike.
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