Rep. Judy Chu and Rep. Howard Coble Bring the Movie and TV Industry To DC for Interactive Showcase

Sep 11, 2014
Press Release

WASHINGTON- On Wednesday, September 10, 2014, Creative Rights Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Judy Chu and Rep. Howard Coble partnered with members of the film and television industry to hold the first-ever “Beyond The Red Carpet: Movie & TV Magic Day” on Capitol Hill. Over 400 attendees, including 30 Members of Congress participated in the event.  A speaking program and thirteen exhibit booths offered a behind-the-scenes look at our American film and television industry. As co-chair of the Creative Rights Caucus, Rep. Chu released the following statement:
“Our films and television shows represent some of the best creative works that have ever existed.  We not only produce vibrant and varied entertainment that is enjoyed by audiences all around the world, but the industry employs nearly 2 million Americans, in all 50 states. It is these craftsmen and women who depend on its continued economic vitality – and who are hurt most by online theft and runaway productions to other countries.  I am incredibly proud of the men and women who work behind the scenes, and today’s event showcased their talent, creativity, innovation and hard work that goes into making the stories come alive on screen.”

The speaking program and exhibit spaces included a producer, a filmmaker, a screenwriter, an editor, independent film and television executives, distributors, a costume illustrator, a guild executive, along with:

  • SAG-AFTRA actor RJ Mitte from AMC’s BREAKING BAD
  • Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray, stars of TNT/Warner Horizon Television series “Dallas”
  • Syfy “Face Off” make-up artist
  • Nickelodeon storyboard artist
  • Costume designer from AMC’s TURN
  • Interactive digital color correction experience with an award-winning colorist from Deluxe
  • Supervising animators for Elsa and Anna from Disney's FROZEN
  • “Directors on Directing” video from the Directors Guild of America
  • Special behind-the-scenes video from Sony Pictures
  • “What it Means to be Independent” video from IFTA
  • Appearance from Fox’s Sunday NFL Sports robot, Cleatus
  • Appearance from Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants

Creative Rights Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Judy Chu and Rep. Howard Coble participated in cooperation with the following hosts:

  • 21st Century Fox
  • AMC Networks
  • Copyright Alliance
  • CreativeFuture
  • Deluxe Media & Entertainment
  • Directors Guild of America
  • Independent Film & Television Alliance
  • International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
  • Motion Picture Association of America
  • NBCUniversal
  • National Association of Theatre Owners
  • Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.
  • Time Warner/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
  • Viacom/Nickelodeon
  • The Walt Disney Company