Chris Dodd Expected to Head Motion Picture Association

Wednesday, 09 Feb 2011 12:58 PM

By Peter Miller

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Retired Sen. Chris Dodd is in negotiations to become the new president of the Motion Picture Association of America, Politico reports. Dodd, a Connecticut Democrat who was a senator from 1981 to 2011, will succeed interim CEO and President Bob Pisano, according to an unnamed industry official.
 
"It's not a done deal, but he's the only one in negotiations," the official confirmed. The deal is expected to be finalized in several weeks.
 
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Another former senator, Democrat Bob Kerrey of Nebraska, and former GOP Congressman Tom Davis of Virginia, had been considered for the high-profile post.
 
During Dodd's 2008 presidential bid, his show business supporters included Universal Studios President Ron Meyer and singer-songwriter Paul Simon.
 
The association is the lobbying arm of the film business and Hollywood studios. It also administers the industry's movie ratings system.
 
Jack Valenti, who was a special assistant to President Lyndon Johnson, established the voluntary ratings guidelines during his 38-year tenure.
 
 
 

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