Statement from MPAA CEO Charles Rivkin on Senate Finance Committee Passage of the Tax Cuts and Job Act

November 17, 2017

WASHINGTON – The following is a statement from Charles Rivkin, CEO of the Motion Picture Association (MPAA), on the Senate plan for tax reform, which was passed by the Senate Finance Committee.

“The MPAA applauds Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and members of the Senate Finance Committee for their passage of legislation that will fundamentally reform America’s tax code. The U.S. film and television industry is a key driver of the American economy, supporting two million domestic jobs across all 50 states. Meaningful tax reform, as reflected in the Senate Finance Committee’s bill, will further such job creation at home, encourage more domestic production, and promote our nation’s global competitiveness.

“The MPAA encourages the expedient passage of tax reform in the full Senate.”

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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MPAA Washington, D.C.
Chris Ortman
(202) 293-1966