Supporting Creators From Script to Screen

We are the voice of the global film and television industry, a community of storytellers at the nexus of innovation, imagination, and creativity.

In the United States and around the globe, the film and television industry drives the creative economy. Our members are: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Netflix Studios, LLC, Paramount Pictures Corporation, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., Universal City Studios LLC, and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Our
People

Charles H. Rivkin, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Charles H. Rivkin is Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association (MPA). He leads the MPA’s global mission to advance and support the film, television, and streaming content industry. The MPA’s members currently include; Disney, Netflix, Paramount, Sony, Universal, and Warner Bros. Drawing on almost 30 years of experience as a media executive and

Meet Our People
Photo Credit: Eli Meir Kaplan

Our
History

In 1922, motion picture studios formed the organization now known as the Motion Picture Association to protect and support the nascent film industry. Since that time, the MPA has served as the voice and advocate of the film and television industry around the world, advancing the business and art of storytelling, protecting the creative and artistic freedoms of storytellers, and bringing entertainment and inspiration to audiences worldwide.

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1922

The Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America (MPPDA) is founded and led by William Hays. A regulatory system, known as the Hays code, is developed to ensure the absence of “offensive material” and prevent government interference in filmmaking.

1945

The organization changes its name to The Motion Picture Association of America, reflecting increased popularity of American films overseas.

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1968

Alongside the progress of the civil rights, women’s rights, and labor movements, the film industry sought artistic freedoms and the removal of Hays Code’s strict limits on certain content. In response, then-MPA president Jack Valenti creates the film rating system we use today.

1975

The MPA establishes the Film Security Office to work closely with law enforcement officials and stem the growing threat of film piracy, which was estimated to cost the industry more than $100 million a year at the time.

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2008

Facing increasing challenges from online content theft, the MPA, under CEO Dan Glickman, bolsters its global content protection team and successfully advocates for the Pro-IP Act, the first U.S. anti-piracy law enacted in the 21st Century.

2012

The MPA, under CEO Chris Dodd, works closely with the U.S. Government to reach an agreement with China to settle a long-running WTO dispute, opening up China’s film marketplace and dramatically boosting revenue sharing, an action that helped fuel a major expansion in global box office revenue.

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2017

The MPA joins dozens of entertainment companies to launch the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE), a global coalition dedicated to protecting the dynamic legal market and reducing online piracy.

2018

Under CEO Charles Rivkin, the MPA is championing the growing diversity of filmmakers, safeguarding intellectual property rights, advancing technological innovation, and supporting trade policies that can further expand the global film and TV marketplace.

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International
Reach

The MPA works globally to advance public policies that support creators, protect content, and foster a thriving creative economy. Our operations include:

Contact
Us

ADDRESS: 1600 I Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20006

MAIN: (202) 293-1966

FAX: (202) 785-3026

ADDRESS: 15301 Ventura Blvd., Building E
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

MAIN: (818) 995-6600

FAX: (818) 285-4403

ADDRESS: 3470 NW 82nd Ave. Suite #680
Doral, FL 33122

MAIN: (786) 999-1359

ADDRESS: 12650 North Beach St. Suite 114 #6
Fort Worth, TX 76244

MAIN: (817) 205-6330

WEBSITE: www.mpa-canada.org

MAIN: (416) 961-1888

FAX: (416) 968-1016

WEBSITE: www.mpa-americalatina.org

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WEBSITE: www.mpa-americalatina.org

EMAIL: contato@motionpictures.org

ADDRESS: Avenue des Arts 46 box 8
B-1000 Brussels, Belgium

MAIN: +32 2 778 27 11

FAX: +32 2 778 27 00 | +32 2 778 27 50

ADDRESS: B7-2, 9 Guanghua Road, Chaoyang District
Beijing 100020 PRC

MPA HK: Units 3805-6, 38/F, 118 Connaught Road West
Hong Kong

ADDRESS: #220, 34, Sajik-ro 8-gil
Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea

ADDRESS: Nihon Seimei Ichibancho Bldg, 6F 23-3, Inchiben-Cho,
Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo 102-0082, Japan

WEBSITE: www.mpa-apac.org

ADDRESS: #04-07 Central Mall
No. 1 Magazine Road
Singapore 059567

MAIN: +65 6253 1033

FAX: +65 6255 1838

ADDRESS: FSA 74, 38 Driver Avenue,
Moore Park NSW 2021

What
We Do

Humans tell stories—it’s what we do.

Today, the stories that define our lives and shape our world are brought to life by the global creative community, including the creators and artists working in American film and television. The MPA fosters this economic and cultural enterprise by advocating for policies that recognize the power of our stories, reward creators, and allow us to produce, distribute, and protect the creative content audiences love.

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