Book Corner

Wednesday, January 20 2016
Book Corner

So what, we’re talking about books now? The Raygun is not necessarily noted for its literary prowess or discussion, but an intense burst of reading activity over the holiday season, catching up with a pile of books on our To Read pile during a few days’ R&R, means we’re well equipped to recommend a few […]

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A Vote Winner

Wednesday, September 16 2015
A Vote Winner

Never one to rest on its laurels and after successfully targeting other sectors of the business, the Industry Trust has now targeted more female-skewed audiences for the latest addition to its Moments Worth Paying For campaign. The profile of Suffragette has been building in the UK for some time and is certain to grow ahead […]

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Finders Keepers

Wednesday, August 19 2015
Finders Keepers

It’s been almost three years since the Industry Trust took over running of findanyfilm.com, the website has now become an integral part of its work, its relaunch has made it, the Trust believes, an even more essential element of its ongoing efforts. The overhaul has seen it adding more content, including TV titles, easier navigation […]

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I Second That Emotion

Wednesday, July 1 2015
I Second That Emotion

It’s been described as a return to form for Pixar (although some of its rival companies would die for the run of Toy Story, Cars and Monsters University sequels that have made up the bulk of the Disney-owned company’s slate in recent years), but given the current buzz building around Inside Out, it’s something of […]

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The Beautiful Game

Monday, February 16 2015
The Beautiful Game

HBO head of home entertainment Sofia Chang is in London for little more than 36 hours, arriving one evening, spending a busy day carrying out interviews to promote the latest Game Of Thrones physical release and then flying out again later. It’s a busy schedule, when The Raygun meets her, in central London’s Soho House; […]

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10 Things We Learnt At The ERA AGM

Monday, September 23 2013
10 Things We Learnt At The ERA AGM

The AGM of the Entertainment Retailers’ Association, held at the BPI’s offices overlooking the Thames and, beyond that, the Houses of Parliament, offered a fascinating snapshot of not just the video industry but its entertainment counterparts in games, music and beyond. It took in the current state of the nation, as well as offering glimpses […]

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The Full Story

Sunday, April 28 2013
The Full Story

Anyone trawling through video sharing sites, particularly YouTube, recently, may have noticed an increasingly annoying phenomenon – the growth of the “full movie” available to the billions of online users. Type in those magic words and you’ll be offered any number of films, including recent and current releases, both from cinemas and home entertainment and […]

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Trust Recruits Superhero

Wednesday, April 3 2013
Trust Recruits Superhero

Anyone visiting the cinema over the Easter weekend may have caught a glimpse of this, the latest Moments Worth Paying For advert from the Industry Trust For IP Awareness. Representing something of a coup for the anti-piracy group, which has been at the forefront of the fight against copyright theft, educating the public about why […]

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Trust Gets Animated

Sunday, November 25 2012
Trust Gets Animated

Following hot on the heels of the British Video Association, the Industry Trust for IP Awareness was the latest trade body to hold its annual general meeting. It unveiled a new look animation-style clip, outlining, among other things, what it does, as well as publishing its annual report, listing its impressive achievements over the past […]

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Mapping The Future

Wednesday, November 14 2012
Mapping The Future

Some months in the planning, The Content Map is the latest tool in the ongoing battle against piracy. Based on the original video landscape concept map put together by our very own British Video Association (our very own BVA), it lays out where consumers can stream or download legitimate content from, taking in not just […]

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House Rules

Wednesday, November 14 2012
House Rules

Here, in all its 30-minute plus glory, is the winner of the Film The House competition, an initiative backed by politicians aimed at spreading the word about the threat of piracy. Film The House, organised by MP Mike Weatherley, targeted budding amateur filmmakers and writers, asking them to submit their works, with their local MPs […]

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Quotes From The Moments Worth Paying For LFF Panel

Friday, October 26 2012
Quotes From The Moments Worth Paying For LFF Panel

The Moments Worth Paying For panel held during the London Film Festival was part of a whole raft of activity around the LFF, taking its remit beyond merely showcasing some cracking films from around the world. It gave the Industry Trust and the Film Distributors’ Association, the two driving organisations behind the event, the chance […]

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More Moments

Friday, March 30 2012
More Moments

More from the world of the Industry Trust and this latest initiative in its Moments Worth Paying For campaign is a far more homespun affair than the previously reported Battleship initiative. For these images printed here are less Hollywood and more local. As well as continuing the theme of the fact that films can deliver […]

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10 Things We Learned From The Industry Trust AGM

Friday, December 9 2011
10 Things We Learned From The Industry Trust AGM

Here are the 10 key points we picked up on from the Industry Trust For IP Awareness’ recent AGM. The event, put together by the cross-industry group which aims to promote the benefits, looked at its work over the past 12 months, such as the Moments Worth Paying For campaign (left), as well as, through […]

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Pow! Bizzle Bashes Bootleggers

Monday, July 11 2011
Pow! Bizzle Bashes Bootleggers

While reading an excellent blog offering up a a live review of Anuvahood (go on, it’s well worth a try – have a look here) and we noticed references to an anti-piracy ad as part of the ongoing Industry Trust-backed campaign to raise awareness of the threat that illegal downloading and copying poses to our […]

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