Motion Picture Association Statement on Senator Dianne Feinstein’s Retirement Announcement

February 14, 2023

WASHINGTON – The following is a statement from Motion Picture Association Chairman and CEO Charles Rivkin on Senator Dianne Feinstein’s retirement announcement:

“The creative community will lose an incredible, stalwart ally in the Senate when Senator Dianne Feinstein finishes her term next year. There have been few more ardent defenders of the First Amendment and copyright protections than Senator Feinstein, and her resolve and commitment will be sorely missed in Washington by the film, television, and streaming industry.”

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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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