Motion Picture Association Statement on Passing of Senator Johnny Isakson

December 19, 2021

WASHINGTON – The following is a statement from the Motion Picture Association Chairman and CEO Charles Rivkin on the passing of former Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia:

“We are saddened today to learn of the passing of Johnny Isakson, the distinguished former Senator from Georgia and longtime friend of the film and TV industry. We send our deepest condolences to his wife Dianne, his three children and his nine grandchildren.

“Senator Isakson was a true statesman and champion of our industry throughout his remarkable career in Congress. We are grateful for his leadership and many important contributions on behalf of the creative community, including his support for economic policies that helped build a vibrant and opportunity rich production industry in Georgia.”

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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.

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