Motion Picture Association Statement on Senator Patrick Leahy’s Retirement

November 15, 2021

WASHINGTON – The following is a statement from Motion Picture Association Chairman and CEO Charles Rivkin on Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT)’s retirement announcement today:

“The Motion Picture Association thanks Senator Patrick Leahy for being a tireless champion of the creative community during his eight terms in the U.S. Senate. Throughout his career, he has been a lion for artists’ rights, from content creation to content protection. His commitment to the film, television, and streaming industry goes beyond the halls of the Senate – he’s been featured in five Batman movies, serving under four different Caped Crusaders. I hope he enjoys a well-deserved, long retirement with his family – his wife, Marcelle; his three children, Alicia, Kevin, and Mark; and his five grandchildren. We look forward to seeing him back in Washington, Los Angeles, or Gotham very soon.”

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

Media Contact:

Tom Zigo, Motion Picture Association