p2pnet view MPAA:- Hollywood’s MPAA isn’t saying anything about a replacement for Dan ‘The Joker’ Glickman, the self-confessed funnyman who led it for a while.
But The Hill quotes the New York Times as saying “30-year Senate veteran” Chris Dodd (right), a failed presidential candidate, is “poised to take over the $1.2 million position and the job of coordinating the policy goals of the various member studios”.
Temporary stand-in Bob Pisano “told Hillicon Valley earlier this month that the media’s fixation on who would succeed former chairman Dan Glickman hadn’t changed his organization’s unwavering focus on its top priority, which is increasing the federal government’s efforts to stop online film piracy”, says the story.
According to Pisano, “the misplaced attention on the search for his replacement trivialized the important issues facing the movie industry and the 2.5 million Americans it employs”.
But “the MPAA is optimistic about its legislative prospects this Congress, thanks to the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act, which passed the Senate Judiciary Committee last year before stalling in the full Senate”, says the story.
Dodd, meanwhile, has been looking for work.
“Facing a competitive reelection bid for his Senate seat in 2010 and trailing against both of his likely Republican challengers in public opinion polling, Dodd announced in January 2010 that he would not seek re-election for a sixth term in the Senate”, says the WikiPedia.
The Hill – Report: Dodd on verge of becoming MPAA chairman, February 21, 2011
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