Film industry lobbies to use radio-controlled drones

Jan 25, 2013 3:27 pm
Matt Wilstein at Mediaite reports that, "the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has been actively lobbying the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to allow filmmakers to fly drones similar to ones used by the military overseas right here in America to shoot movies."
"MPAA spokesman Howard Gantman said, “You can innovate in a number of different, interesting ways to shoot a scene” using drones. He emphasized that the mostly small aircraft would be employed “on the set, used to take shots from above” that are currently done with more expensive manned helicopters."