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MPAA's CEO plans to resign in January?

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 14 Nov 2003 15:14 User comments (5)

MPAA's CEO plans to resign in January? According to industry sources, MPAA's president of 38 years, 82-year-old Jack Valenti plans to leave his $1M-a-year job in January.
He has already hinted that he wants to find a successor for his post and according to people familiar with the issue, best candidate at the moment would be a Republican congressman, 60-year-old W.J. "Billy" Tauzin (R-La.).

Valenti would most likely continue as a chairman of the movie industry's most powerful lobbying organization and would also continue to oversee the movie ratings system.


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5 user comments

114.11.2003 16:03

Well, at least he has a sense of humour :-) everyone should listen to the EFF vs. Jack Valenti mp3 :-) its like an hour and 20 minutes long but it's good!

214.11.2003 16:52

Tauzin.. gawd, I think he'd be even worse than Valenti.

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315.11.2003 5:48

Leaving his job to the youngsters, huh? LOL


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415.11.2003 19:07

No wonder these MPAA and the like are so annoying and cranky. They're run by old people....

Everyone is entitled to their own true opinion. Either respect that or don't.

516.11.2003 14:16

Uh... A congressman? Doesn't that set up an automatic conflict of intrest between the movie industry and the public? Congressmen are ELECTED by the PUBLIC to represent the PUBLIC if I'm thinking correctly...

We mustn't lower ourselves to the level of those we loathe, lest we become loathsome ourselves.

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