Patrick Kilcur, Ben Staub Join MPAA

January 27, 2014

January 27, 2014

Senate Floor and House Judiciary Staffers Bring Additional Depth to Government Affairs Shop

WASHINGTON- The Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA) today announced that Hill veterans Patrick Kilcur and Ben Staub have joined the organization as Vice President and Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs, respectively. They will be responsible primarily for MPAA advocacy before Congress. Both will report to Neil Fried, Senior Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs.

“We are very excited to have Patrick and Ben on board,” commented Michael O’Leary, Senior Executive Vice President, Global Policy and External Affairs. We look forward to incorporating their expertise into our work promoting creativity and economic growth through respect for intellectual property rights.”

“Patrick has spent the last five years as a Senate Floor staffer, most recently for Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY),” said Fried. “His experience helping to negotiate legislative matters in the Senate will serve our association members well.

“We are similarly excited to have Ben Staub join our team,” Fried continued. “Ben has close to six years of copyright and competition policy experience working for the House Judiciary Committee, starting in the 110th Congress under then-Chairman John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI). His depth of copyright knowledge will be invaluable as Congress conducts its review of the Copyright Act.”

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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For more information, contact:

MPAA Washington, D.C.
Kate Bedingfield
(202) 293-1966