CreativeFuture was part of a joint statement issued today by creative industry groups voicing their opposition to the Federal Communications Commission’s Set-Top Box Proposal, which aims to unlock the set-top box and make it susceptible to third-party applications that facilitate piracy. In addition to CreativeFuture, other groups lending their name to the joint... Read more

Tenth in the series. Some years ago, I wrote and self-published a book for filmmakers called “Killer Camera Rigs That You Can Build.” As I was the publisher, I was neck deep in the sales and distribution of the book. The first edition sold extremely well (this was the only... Read more

By: Gale Anne Hurd This article originally appeared in USA Today.  FCC set-top box proposal will make zombies of your favorite TV shows. Back in December of 2013, I attended Variety’s Content Protection Summit and delivered what turned out to be a pretty prophetic statement: “There’s a mistaken belief by many of my... Read more

A couple of months ago, we launched our StandCreative™ Series to put faces to the names of creatives who have shared their stories about the for-profit digital theft of their creative works. We collected these stories to help us make an important point to the U.S. Copyright Office. The Office... Read more

This past December, the U.S. Copyright Office issued a request for public comment on the effectiveness of Section 512 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The purpose of this request is for the Copyright Office to “consider the costs and burdens of the notice-and-takedown process on large- and small-scale copyright... Read more

Doug Maddox

Ninth in the series. I produced The Bill Collector with actor Danny Trejo from Machete and Undaunted starring Allen Williamson from Abduction with Taylor Lautner. The Bill Collector had great success with its theatrical worldwide release. After some time, I got a call from the FBI stating that the film... Read more

Mark Leibowitz

Eighth in the series. I love taking photographs. It’s one way I relate to the world – capturing the beauty of life in an image. After 13 years as a professional photographer and filmmaker, I still take pictures non-stop for personal enjoyment. My personal images, however, are very different from... Read more

Add moviemaking to the long list of skills that young men can learn as members of the Boy Scouts of America. This past Saturday, Scouts from the Greater Los Angeles Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America earned Moviemaking Merit Badges at Warner Bros. Studios as part of a... Read more

Kari Tieger

Seventh in the series. My name is Kari Tieger and I’m a bilingual singer/songwriter and composer registered with the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). I have written and performed in English since the age of 15 and, in French, since my mid-20s. I duly obtain copyrights for... Read more

On March 15th CreativeFuture and the Creative Rights Caucus hosted an event on Capitol Hill called “Meet the Producers.” The event explored what it really means to be a producer, focusing attention on the process of how movies and television shows actually get made – and how piracy jeopardizes the livelihoods... Read more