What is TASA?
Why is TASA necessary?
TASA and the MPAA:
What you need to know!
The TASA process for trailer finishers.
The TASA process for Digital Cinema trailers.
TASA Certified Independent Audio Engineering Firms.
What is "Leqm"?
Where do I get a Leqm meter?
How effective is TASA?
Who do I talk to at the MPAA about trailers?
What about commercials in theatres?
Who are we?
TASA History.
The TASA Standard - Technical Document.

TASA and the MPAA: What you need to know!

If you are having a film rated by the Classification and Rating Administration (CARA), your trailer must be submitted to the MPAA's Advertising Administration for approval. All trailers approved by the MPAA must comply and adhere to the TASA standard.

Specifically, the MPAA must receive a "TASA Certificate" from an "Independent Audio Engineering Firm." This certificate verifies that your trailer does not exceed the TASA Volume Limit in effect at the time of your sound mix.

The TASA Upper Volume Limit is subject to change, and may be refined periodically by the MPAA studios in concert with the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO). It is extremely important, therefore, to double check the current limit before you mix.

For more information about the regulations and guidelines for trailers advertising films rated by the Classification and Rating Administration, please contact the MPAA's Advertising Administration at (818) 995-6600.