Statement from Motion Picture Association Chairman and CEO Charles Rivkin on the State of the Union Address

March 1, 2022

WASHINGTON – The following is a statement from Motion Picture Association Chairman and CEO Charles Rivkin on President Joe Biden’s State of the Union Address:

“Tonight, President Biden laid out his plans for global economic leadership. The Motion Picture Association shares that vision and represents an industry that drives economic growth and promotes free expression every day.

“The American film, television, and streaming industry supports 2.2 million jobs across all 50 states, and our workforce earns wages that are 74% higher than the national average. Our industry is also comprised of over 110,000 businesses – 89% of which are small businesses employing fewer than 10 people – and we support over 359,000 local businesses nationwide. We are an economic engine and will continue to generate job growth throughout the country.”

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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: Netflix Studios, LLC; Paramount Pictures Corporation; Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.; Universal City Studios LLC; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Charles Rivkin is Chairman and CEO.

Media Contact:

Tom Zigo, Motion Picture Association