Marketplace Conditions

IFTA monitors the global marketplace for issues affecting its Members' business activities. In addition to providing research and analysis to various trade coalitions and government bodies, IFTA diligently advocates on behalf of its Members on issues that affect marketplace conditions; U.S. music, movies, videogames, books, and journals.

August 18, 2008
IFTA and MPAA submitted a joint Comment to the Department of Justice opposing proposed mandates that would require all motion pictures released theatrically in the United States to contain captioning and narrative description. IFTA determined that the proposed mandates will negatively impact the production and distribution of limited-or platform-release, smaller and medium-budget films by deterring producers and distributors from releasing such films theatrically due to increased distribution costs.