Statement from MPAA Chairman and CEO Senator Chris Dodd on the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as U.S. Attorney General

February 8, 2017

WASHINGTON – The following is a statement from Senator Chris Dodd, Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, on the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as the United States Attorney General:

“The MPAA congratulates Jeff Sessions on his confirmation as the U.S. Attorney General. Our nation’s core copyright industries, including film and television, contribute more than $1.1 trillion to the U.S. economy and support more than 5.5 million high-quality American jobs. The Justice Department plays a crucial role in protecting this vibrant creative economy by enforcing intellectual property law. The MPAA looks forward to working with Attorney General Sessions and his Justice Department colleagues.”

About the MPAA
The Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA) serves as the voice and advocate of the American motion picture, home video and television industries from its offices in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Its members include: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; Paramount Pictures Corporation; Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.; Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation; Universal City Studios LLC; and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

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