Statement from MPAA Chairman and CEO Charles Rivkin on Senator Orrin Hatch’s Announcement to Retire

January 2, 2018

WASHINGTON – The following is a statement from Charles Rivkin, Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), on the announcement by Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) that he will retire at the end of this term.

“Senator Orrin Hatch has served our country with distinction for more than 40 years. The MPAA thanks Sen. Hatch for his leadership and, specifically, his steadfast support of the creative community. Throughout his career, Sen. Hatch has worked to protect creators’ rights, champion strong copyright laws, and promote jobs and economic growth in creative industries. We look forward to working with Sen. Hatch through 2018 to advance American creativity and innovation – and wish him luck in his future endeavors.”

About the MPAA 
he 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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