Attention, Filmmakers: Mark and Jay Duplass Want to Produce Your Movie (And Give You Money)
Join the Seed&Spark crowdfunding rally, #HometownHeroes, and you’ll have a chance to win up to $25k, in addition to having your film produced by The Duplass Brothers. One...Read more →
Press release by Artist Rights Watch, July 20, 2017:
@repjerrynadler: Reps. Nadler, @DarrellIssa Pre-1972 Copyright Fix with Introduction of CLASSICS Act
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) of the House Judiciary Subcommittee for Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet introduced bipartisan legislation to close a...Read more →
Massachusetts Cultural Council press release:
July 19, 2017
On Monday Governor Charlie Baker vetoed a line in the state budget that funds the Mass Cultural Council, cutting its allocation by 14 percent to just over $12 million.
Earlier this month the state Legislature voted overwhelmingly to fund the arts, humanities, and sciences through Mass...Read more →
Advocacy news via the Americans for the Arts’ Arts Action News:
July 18, 2018
Late tonight, the full House Appropriations Committee met and approved funding for the National Endowment for the Arts at $145 million for FY 2018. While we’re still gathering details of the meeting, this completes the U.S. House committee consideration...Read more →
On July 17, Governor Charlie Baker signed off on House Bill 3800, the budget for Fiscal Year 2018.
Among the budget line items Baker vetoed (by reducing or zeroing out completely) were ones MALC has been tracking:
Massachusetts Cultural Council – 0640-0300 – Reduced by $1,875,000 to $12,075,699.
Center for the Book – 7000-9508...Read more →
This afternoon, July 17, 2017, Governor Baker announced his signing of House Bill 3800, the budget for FY2018.
To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives,
Pursuant to Section 5 of Article 63 of the Amendments to the Constitution, we are today signing House Bill 3800, “An Act Making Appropriations for the Fiscal Year...Read more →
~ Arts Action Alert via the Americans for the Arts
July 12, 2017
Today, the U.S. House Interior Appropriations Committee advanced a bill to provide funding for our nation’s natural and cultural resources, proposing $145 million to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for FY2018. This is a $5 million...Read more →
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July 12 is the Internet-Wide Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality
Net neutrality is the basic principle that protects our free speech on the Internet. “Title II” of the Communications Act is what provides the legal foundation for net neutrality and prevents Internet Service Providers...Read more →