Motion Picture Association Statement on Passing of Secretary Madeleine Albright

March 23, 2022

WASHINGTON – The following is a statement on the passing of former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright from Motion Picture Association Chairman and CEO Charles Rivkin:

“The Motion Picture Association is saddened today to learn of Secretary Madeleine Albright’s passing.

“The world has lost a titan in American history. She understood the value of diplomacy and embodied its ideals – at home and abroad – and, through her ground-breaking public service, she became an inspiration to people, especially women and girls, all over the world. Members of the MPA team today have also lost a cherished friend, mentor and former colleague.

“Our sincerest condolences are with the Albright family, especially her daughters Alice, Katherine and Anne, and everyone around the world whose life she touched so deeply.”

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

Media Contact:

Tom Zigo, Motion Picture Association