MPA Enlists Patrick Wolf as Chief Accounting Officer

Corporate Finance Executive Joins Organization from Digital Music Industry

January 30, 2024

LOS ANGELES – The Motion Picture Association (MPA) announced today the appointment of Patrick Wolf as Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer.

Wolf, a seasoned corporate finance and accounting executive with an established track record of leadership in the digital music industry, will lead the MPA’s worldwide financial planning and reporting functions. Wolf will be based out of the organization’s Los Angeles office and will report to Hunter Paletsas.

“I’m delighted to welcome Patrick to the MPA and look forward to applying his wealth of expertise in finance and accounting to enhance the growth and success of our innovative organization,” said Paletsas, Executive Vice President and Global Chief Financial Officer of the MPA. “Throughout his career, Patrick has demonstrated a clear vision for strategic financial planning that will be extremely valuable to the MPA and our member studios.”

Wolf joins the MPA from the Cinq Music Group, a music distribution, record label, and rights management company, where he served as Chief Financial Officer. There, he sourced financing and led due diligence efforts for Cinq’s music catalog transactions, with deals ranging from $5 million to $135 million. He also led strategic efforts for Cinq’s treasury, financial reporting, and royalty accounting functions. Prior to Cinq, Wolf served as Corporate Controller at GoDigital Media Group and an auditor at Deloitte & Touche. Wolf graduated from the University of Southern California with Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Accounting.

“I’m thrilled to join the MPA’s world-class team and support the growth of an iconic industry that supports more than 2.7 million American jobs and produces films and TV shows loved by audiences around the world,” said Wolf. “Financial security is the foundation of any successful venture, and I look forward to supporting the MPA’s finance operations in the years ahead.”


About The Motion Picture Association 

The Motion Picture Association (MPA) serves as the leading 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, Paramount Global, Sony Pictures, Universal Studios, The Walt Disney Studios, and Warner Bros. Discovery. Charles Rivkin is Chairman and CEO.

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