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Netflix joins the Motion Picture Association of America

Written by James Delahunty @ 22 Jan 2019 9:05

Netflix joins the Motion Picture Association of America

Netflix has become a member of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), the first Internet-based service to join the trade group.
By joining the MPAA, Netflix is now part of the same trade group as the old Hollywood guard including Disney, Paramount, Sony, Fox, Universal, and Warner Bros. It is another major step for Netflix as it establishes itself as a serious producer of content rather than a service streaming only others' content.

"On behalf of the MPAA and its member companies, I am delighted to welcome Netflix as a partner," said MPAA Chairman and CEO Charles Rivkin.

"All of our members are committed to pushing the film and television industry forward, in both how we tell stories and how we reach audiences. Adding Netflix will allow us to even more effectively advocate for the global community of creative storytellers, and I look forward to seeing what we can all achieve together."

Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer, said that joining the MPAA further exemplifies its commitment to ensuring the vibrancy of creative industries and the many talented people who work in them all over the world.

"We look forward to supporting the association team and their important efforts."

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