Washington – The Motion Picture Association of America
(MPAA), the movie studio trade and lobbying group, announced on Tuesday that it
has named former U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd as its new chairman and CEO. "In
several important ways, taking this step represents a continuation of my work
in the Senate, from advancing the interests of children and families and
creating and safeguarding American jobs to the protection of intellectual
property and the expansion of international trade," said Dodd.
Dodd not only has the political instincts and experience, but he’s the right
person to lead the film industry through its toughest challenges regarding
content protection and piracy on a domestic and global scale," said Barry
Meyer, head of Warner Bros.
Dodd will take over as head of the MPAA on March
(PDF: MPAA statement)