Chris Dodd is stepping down as head of the Motion Picture Association of America. He will be replaced by Charles Rivkin, the former assistant secretary of state for economic and business affairs under President Barack Obama. Though not as well known as Dodd, Rivkin boasts film business and Beltway ties. He was president of The Jim Henson Co. and ambassador to France and Monaco, and is considered to be well connected in Washington. He will join the organization on Sept. 5.
The Media Institute and the Motion Picture Association of America, announced today that MPAA Chairman-CEO Chris Dodd will be the chair of the 2013 Advisory Council for Free Speech Week (FSW), a nationwide celebration of free speech. Free Speech Week is an annual event celebrated during the third week of October. It has traditionally featured panel discussions, events […]
The moguls have finally chosen the new chief of the Motion Picture Association of America. It is former Connecticut Senator Christopher Dodd, named Chairman and CEO on today. Dodd, 66, will replace interim head Bob Pisano.
Hollywood’s seemingly endless search for an industry lobbyist appears to be zeroing in on former Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.). Dodd, a former U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful who recently retired from the Senate, has long been a candidate to head the Motion Picture Association of America, replacing former Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman, who resigned as chief executive a year ago.