– The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) announced on Friday that chairman
and CEO Dan Glickman has resigned to become president of Refugees
The movie studio trade group said that president and COO Bob
Pisano will serve as interim CEO when Glickman steps down in April, while it
seeks a replacement.
Glickman said last year that he would not seek renewal of
his contract beyond September 2010.
After interviews with "studio execs,
MPAA employees, Internet security officials, and lawyers" in October, CNET
reported that some felt Glickman wasn’t aggressive enough against piracy.
its statement, at least, the MPAA praised Glickman’s efforts to lobby for the
PRO-IP Act, which beefed up resources to fight piracy worldwide, and
legislation banning camcording in movie theaters.
(PDF: MPAA statement)