Motion Picture Association Statement on Rep. Ted Deutch’s Congressional Retirement

February 28, 2022

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL) today announced that he would not seek re-election to Congress in 2022. The following is a statement from Motion Picture Association Chairman and CEO Charles Rivkin:

“The creative community will lose a lion in the next Congress. Thank you, Ted Deutch, for everything you’ve done for the film, TV, and streaming industry both here in America and around the world. From playing a major role in every piece of copyright legislation to ensuring the creative community has a seat at the table in foreign policy discussions, your unwavering commitment to creators has left a lasting impact. Your working knowledge of the law and politics is peerless, and we wish you every success.”

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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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Tom Zigo, Motion Picture Association