Statement from MPAA leadership on Senator Dodd’s contract extension

June 5, 2015

June 5, 2015

Statement from MPAA Leadership on Senator Dodd’s Contract Extension

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following statement was issued on behalf of the leadership of the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA) member companies – Jim Gianopulos, Twentieth Century Fox, Chairman and CEO; Brad Grey, Paramount Pictures, Chairman and CEO; Alan Horn, Walt Disney Studios, Chairman; Michael Lynton, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Chairman and CEO; Ron Meyer, NBCUniversal, Vice Chairman; Jeff Shell, Universal Filmed Entertainment, Chairman; Kevin Tsujihara, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Chairman and CEO – regarding Senator Chris Dodd’s contract extension at the MPAA:

“We are pleased to announce that Chris has agreed to extend his contract into 2018. He has been an impactful leader and a vigorous champion for the industry. We are confident he will continue to effectively help steer our interests through a challenging media and policy landscape and represent our member companies around the globe.”

MPAA Chairman and CEO Senator Chris Dodd stated, “I am grateful to our member companies for their continued support. This is an exciting time of almost unparalleled creativity and innovation in film and television and I look forward to continuing to promote and protect that creativity, and the jobs of the men and women who go to work in this industry every day.”

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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