Statement from MPAA Chairman and CEO Senator Chris Dodd on President Trump’s immigration order
WASHINGTON – The following is a statement from MPAA Chairman and CEO Senator Chris Dodd on the immigration order signed by President Trump on January 27, 2017.
“The U.S. film and television industry is part of a global enterprise that is enriched by the contributions of talented individuals from around the world. The MPAA is concerned about the impact of the executive order on individuals with legitimate personal and business relationships in the United States.
“Among those potentially affected are members of the creative community who cannot freely express themselves in their home country and come to the United States seeking the opportunity to communicate and enlighten. Our mission of storytelling brings people closer together and introduces us to new perspectives from all over the world. We firmly believe our country can both protect its national security and be a welcoming place for those who respect our values.”
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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