Motion Picture Association Statement on Election Results in Virginia

November 3, 2021

WASHINGTON – The following is a statement from Motion Picture Association Chairman and CEO Charles Rivkin on last night’s election in Virginia:

“The Motion Picture Association congratulates Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin of Virginia for his hard-fought victory Tuesday. We also want to congratulate Lieutenant Governor-elect Winsome Sears, the first woman of color elected statewide in the Commonwealth. We look forward to working with both of them to bring film and TV production to the commonwealth – productions that generate new jobs, tax revenue and increased tourism.

“When a major motion picture shoots on location, it generates $250,000 on average to the local economy every day. Production of a one-hour television episode pumps in $150,000 on average every day it shoots on location.”

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About The Motion Picture Association:

The Motion Picture Association, Inc. (MPA) serves as the global voice and advocate of the motion picture, home video, and television industries. It works in every corner of the globe to advance the creative industry, protect its members’ content across all screens, defend the creative and artistic freedoms of storytellers, and support innovative distribution models that bring an expansion of viewing choices to audiences around the world.

Its member studios are: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; Netflix, Inc.; Paramount Pictures Corporation; Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.; Universal City Studios LLC; and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Charles Rivkin is Chairman and CEO.

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