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SOURCE The Moving Picture Institute (MPI)

YouTube Show Examines Economics Through Lens of Film and Popular Culture

AUSTIN, Texas, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today EconPop, the YouTube web series created by the Moving Picture Institute and Emergent Order, released "The Economics of The LEGO Movie." The series, hosted by Moving Picture Institute fellow and comedian Andrew Heaton, is not your average movie review show: EconPop uses humor to examine how popular films portray economic ideas, such as public choice theory, price controls, and supply and demand.

"The LEGO Movie is not a screed against commerce," said Moving Picture Institute Vice President Erin O'Connor. "The President Business character is a dictator that wants to control everyone and everything." "The film exemplifies a battle that takes place in the real world: bureaucratic centralized planning versus emergent order," said executive producer John Papola. "In a market economy individuals aren't told what they are allowed to imagine or invent." 

EconPop airs every month on the EconStories YouTube channel. Previous episodes have covered WALL-E, Ghostbusters, Dallas Buyers Club, and House of Cards. Each episode is accompanied by in-depth, audio podcasts featuring EconPop host Andrew Heaton and scholars such as literature professor Paul Cantor and economist Steve Horwitz.

ABOUT ECONSTORIES
EconStories connects great economics with new audiences through storytelling and entertainment. Founded by John Papola (CEO of Emergent Order, the creative agency that produces EconStories) and Russ Roberts (John and Jean De Nault Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution), EconStories' first two rap videos, Fear the Boom & Bust and Fight of the Century, have been seen by millions.  John Papola is an award-winning writer, producer, and director with more than a decade of experience in broadcast television with MTV, Nickelodeon and Spike TV.

ABOUT THE MOVING PICTURE INSTITUTE
The Moving Picture Institute (MPI) is a charitable and educational tax-exempt foundation that promotes freedom through film, comedy. It does so by developing its own media content in-house, and supporting filmmakers at every phase of their careers. MPI films win awards, appear in theaters and on television, and have drawn praise from the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and more. MPI is supported entirely by the generous contributions of individuals, foundations, and corporations.

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