MPAA Still Has No Successor
(Editor’s Note: Valenti’s successor is a critical appointment in the social software landscape because the Motion Picture Association, along with the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), has consistently sought to curtail peer-to-peer networking and file sharing through the courts and Congress.)
"For two years Jack Valenti, the venerable, 82-year-old chairman of the Motion Picture Association of America, has been trying to retire.
"After nearly four decades as Hollywood’s leading lobbyist, the silver-haired former adman and White House adviser announced in March that he would be gone within a few months. But those months have passed, summer approaches and the association is nowhere close to finding Mr. Valenti’s successor.
Doesn’t anyone want to run the M.P.A.A.?"
Sharon Waxman. Hollywood’s Casting Problem: Who Will Run the M.P.A.A.?. The New York Times. May 30, 2004.
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