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Failed presidential candidate Chris Dodd has been named as the new official mouthpiece for Disney, News Corp, Time Warner, Viacom, NBC Universal and Sony Pictures, the corporate movie studios known colloquially as ‘Hollywood’.
He replaces Dan ‘The Joker’ Glickman, another ex-politician who transferred to Refugees International after his sudden and unexpected departure from the MPAA (Motionless Picture Association of America).
Glickman didn’t last long there either and his last known job was “senior fellow in residence” at the Bipartisan Policy Center (?).
Now Dodd is slated to start work on March 17 to “revive” the MPAA’s “diminished influence”, as the New York Times puts it.
The story has association spokeswoman Elizabeth Kaltman objecting to the contention that the MPAA’s “heyday had passed, pointing to a long list of accomplishments in recent months”, a major victory coming last May “with the Federal Communications Commission’s approval of home entertainment technology to prevent consumers from recording pay-per-view movies”.
Kaltman “also cited the organization’s work in encouraging colleges and universities to address movie theft on campus”, says the story.
sudden and unexpected departure – Ex-MPAA boss Glickman’s new new job, June 23, 2010
New York Times – Motion Picture Industry Group Names Ex-Senator Dodd as Its New Chief, March 1, 2011
address movie theft – RIAA, MPAA, pressure US schools, March 22, 2008
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