Motion Picture Association Statement on Passing of Senator Orrin Hatch

April 24, 2022

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

“We are saddened to learn of the passing of Senator Orrin Hatch, a lifelong public servant who stood steadfast to his principles and worked tirelessly on behalf of the American people.

“Senator Hatch, an accomplished songwriter in his own right, stood at the fore of ensuring the success of the American creative community during his 42 years in the Senate. He fostered lasting, bipartisan support for the success of America’s artists, and he built a peerless legacy defending creativity and innovation through his seminal work on countless provisions of American law. From copyright to trade policy, Senator Hatch fiercely dedicated his tenure to bettering the lives of America’s artists.

“Our thoughts are with his wife of more than 60 years, Elaine, their six children, Brent, Marcia, Scott, Kimberly, Alysa and Jess, as well as his dozens of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.”

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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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