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MPAA CHIEF CHRIS DODD URGES THEATERS TO “ADAPT”

April 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

MPAA chief Christopher Dodd has called on movie theater owners to “adapt” to the new digital age of smartphones and tablet computers. “This new age of the connected consumer is here, and so we must adapt,” he told the CinemaCon convention in Las Vegas. He noted that although revenue is up 17 percent from last […]

CONGRESSMEN ENTER BULLY BATTLE

March 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Twenty members of Congress have reportedly signed an online petition started by a high-school student asking the MPAA to set aside the R rating for Bully, the theatrical documentary about teenage bullying due to be released later this month by The Weinstein Company. The bipartisan group of congressmen, led by Democratic Rep. Mike Honda of […]

MPAA DENOUNCES WEBSITES PROTESTING AGAINST SOPA

January 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The motion picture industry fired back at websites that decided to go dark or otherwise interrupt services today (Wednesday) to protest against anti-piracy bills that are due to be voted on in the House and Senate before the end of the month. In a statement posted on the MPAA’s website, Christopher Dodd, the organization’s CEO, […]

NEW MPAA CHIEF DELIVERS UNITY SPEECH TO EXHIBITORS

March 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In a speech to the National Association of Theater Owners that was undoubtedly greeted with numerous silent “amens,” the newly appointed chief of the Motion Picture Association of America, Christopher Dodd, declared, “I want all of you gathered here this morning to know that as the new CEO and Chairman of the MPAA, I passionately […]

DODD REPORTEDLY SET TO HEAD MPAA

February 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

With the political website Politico.com taking the lead, several newspapers reported today that former Connecticut Senator Christopher Dodd is likely to accept the chairmanship of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), a job that has been open for a year, following the resignation of Dan Glickman. It pays roughly $1.25 million a year. A […]