Herbert Brenon and Alla Nazimova feature

Library of Congress: Herbert Brenon & Alla Nazimova examining a movie camera, Aug. 9, 1916

The National Association of the Motion Picture Industry Is Created

By August 1, 1916

National Association of the Motion Picture Industry is created to lobby against government driven film censorship. The exact date of the group’s formation in August of 1916 could not be found.

In 1921, it adopts the “Thirteen Points”—content no longer allowed in movies—but the list is widely disregarded by producers. The group is largely ineffective.


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