Star Writers Discuss Writing, Censorship, Janet Jackson’s Breast

Superstar scribes George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Julie Delpy, Nicole Holofcener, John Ridley, Danny Strong and Jonas Cuaron tell The Hollywood Reporter the secrets of how they work, the public figures they really want to write about and how Janet Jackson’s breast impacted their work. Of how the famed Janet Jackson Super Bowl halftime “wardrobe malfunction” impacted his

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Creative Voices Statement on SCOTUS decision in Fox v FCC

In response to decision in Fox v. F.C.C. by the Supreme Court of the United States, the following statement was issued by Jonathan Rintels, Executive Director of the Center for Creative Voices in Media: The Center for Creative Voices in Media welcomes today’s ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States in Fox v.

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CV Applauds Overturning of FCC’s Janet Jackson Fine

After the Supreme Court in Fox v. FCC remanded the Janet Jackson case back for review, the Third Circuit again found in CBS v. FCC that the Federal Communications Commission’s indecency decision and $550,000 fine against CBS in the Janet Jackson Super Bowl halftime case were “arbitrary and capricious,” and therefore unlawful. Press coverage and

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FCC NYPD Blue Fine Held Unconstitutional

The FCC’s fines against NYPD Blue were found unconstitutional by the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals, based on its recent decision in Fox v. FCC. The Court agreed with CV, an amicus curiae in the case, that the Commission’s arbitrary and capricious indecency policy put creative, challenging, controversial, non-homogenized broadcast television programming at risk.

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FCC Indecency Policy Unconstitutional, 2nd Circuit Rules

CV applauds the ruling of the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in Fox v FCC that the FCC policy on broadcast indecency is unconstitutional and harms not only creative media artists, but the American public. In its well-reasoned decision, the Court cited several examples found in CV’s Big Chill white paper of the “chilling effect”

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FCC Violence Report to Congress — CV’s Response

Below is the statement issued by Creative Voices in response to the release of the FCC’s Report to Congress on Television Violence. FCC Attempt to Expand its Control Over Television Content Will Stifle Free Expression, Threaten Quality Television, and Harm America’s Children. WASHINGTON, April 26, 2007: “Giving the Federal Communications Commission the power to regulate

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Creative Voices Debates Censorship on C-SPAN

Jonathan Rintels, Center for Creative Voices in Media, and Tim Winters, Parents’ Television Council, discuss the upcoming FCC Report on Media Violence C-SPAN in separate 15 minute interviews on March 31, 2007. Listen to the C-SPAN audio, here. Related Link C-SPAN interview, March 31, 2007

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Should the FCC Expand Its Power to Censor TV by Regulating “Violent” Programming?

The question of whether there is too much “violence” on broadcast television will soon be teed up at the FCC and in Congress. FCC Chairman Kevin J. Martin, looking to curry favor and find common ground with the new Democratic leadership in Congress that up to this point has been highly critical of his actions,

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Appeals Court Asks What the FCC Happened to Free Speech?

Three of the nation’s most distinguished jurists heard arguments in Fox vs. the Federal Communications Commission yesterday in the US Second Circuit over whether the FCC’s recent decisions on what constitutes indecency, and under what circumstances, are “arbitrary and capricious” under the law and therefore must be overturned. While the issues could not be more

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Big Chill: How the FCC’s Indecency Decisions Stifle Free Expression, Threaten Quality Television, and Harm America’s Children

As the Federal Communications Commission considers broadcasters’ appeals of several recent indecency decisions, the Center for Creative Voices in Media today released a new report that argues those decisions stifle free expression, threaten quality television, and harm America’s children. Martin Scorsese’s The Blues: Godfathers and Sons and Steven Bochco’s NYPD Blue – these are great

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