Statement from MPAA Chairman and CEO Charles Rivkin on the State of the Union Address

January 31, 2018

WASHINGTON – The following is a statement from Charles Rivkin, Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), on President Trump’s State of the Union Address.

“We applaud the commitment President Trump made in last night’s State of the Union Address to defending American intellectual property in international trade agreements. Expanded access to global markets, coupled with strong IP protections, is critical to America’s creative economy, including the 2.1 million U.S. workers whose jobs are supported by the film and television industry. The MPAA supports the Administration’s efforts to foster trade policies that deliver American creative exports to audiences around the world while promoting economic growth here at home.”

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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