Statement from Charles Rivkin on USMCA Progress

December 11, 2019

WASHINGTON – The Motion Picture Association released the following statement from Chairman and CEO Charles Rivkin on the news that House Democrats and the U.S. Trade Representative had reached an agreement on advancing the US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement:

“Yesterday’s announcement was an important step toward passing the USMCA. The USMCA’s provisions to strengthen copyright protections and enforcement will benefit the U.S. motion picture and television industry and support American jobs. We commend the Administration, House Leadership, and members of the Democratic working group for this important development and look forward to reviewing the details of the final agreement.”

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.