MPAA Statement on House Judiciary Chairman Representative Goodlatte

November 10, 2017

WASHINGTON – The following is a joint statement from Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) Chairman Senator Chris Dodd and CEO Charles Rivkin on the announcement from Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) that he will not seek re-election.

“Representative Goodlatte has served his country with distinction and principled leadership for 25 years. Before and during his tenure as House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Rep. Goodlatte has been a staunch defender of America’s creators and innovators. He helped steward a copyright framework that supports our nation’s thriving creative economy and the two million Americans working in jobs supported by the film and television industry.

“The MPAA looks forward to continued work with Rep. Goodlatte to advance American creativity in the 115th Congress, and we wish him luck in his future endeavors.”

About the MPAA
The Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA) serves as the voice and advocate of the American motion picture, home video and television industries from its offices in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Its members include: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; Paramount Pictures Corporation; Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.; Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation; Universal City Studios LLC; and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

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MPAA Washington, D.C.
Chris Ortman
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