Statement from MPAA Chairman and CEO Senator Chris Dodd on the confirmation of Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State

February 1, 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 Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State:

“The MPAA congratulates Rex Tillerson on his confirmation as Secretary of State. The film and television industry is a cultural ambassador of American ideals to the world and a global economic powerhouse, generating $16.3 billion in exports. By fostering free expression and innovation, advocating for creators, and promoting rule of law the State Department plays a key role in the continued growth of America’s creative economy. The MPAA looks forward to working with Secretary Tillerson and his State 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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