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Smith to speak at D.C. confab

MPAA-sponsored event skedded for Feb. 6


Will Smith will be a featured speaker at next week's big D.C. confab aimed at letting Congress know just how important the movie industry is to the U.S. economy, the Motion Picture Assn. of America announced Wednesday.

The MPAA-sponsored event, skedded for Feb. 6, has already netted the participation of major studio heads and some directors. The Oscar nominated actor is the first onscreen talent to commit to attending.

MPAA is said to be wooing Clint Eastwood for his participation, but org officials declined to comment.

Smith will speak during the opening breakfast program. Joining him will be Michael Lynton, chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-N.Y.), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.

source: http://www.variety.com/article/VR111795846...=1&nid=2564

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Actually I think they already know.

Talking about politics and movies, did anyone else the documentary by Emilio Pacull?

Every time a war movie is being made in the USA, they send the script to Pentagon who decides if they want to give the movie economical support, sometimes with pure money, sometimes by lending out expensive machines to the movie makers. Pentagon says no to support movies like Apocalypse Now, where a officer shoots another officer. The Thin Red Line was of course also rejected at once, while Black Hawk Down, a really really bad movie filled with racism (everyone in the movie who is not an american are portrayed like evil idiots), got lots of money because it was "realistic"...

I love the modern America, reminds me a lot about Soviet.

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