Charles Rivkin took over from Chris Dodd as CEO of the MPAA on 5th of September 2017.
Charles Rivkin was the former assistant Secretary of State for economic and business affairs under President Barack Obama. Before his stint at the State Department Rivkin served as U.S. Ambassador to France and Monaco. Before that, he spent nearly
20 years in Hollywood as president and CEO of the Jim Henson Co. and then as CEO of Wildbrain.
Rivkin said in a blog post:
The MPAA's member companies are investing in a variety of new platforms and channels for content. There are now more than 130 lawful online platforms for film and television content in the United States, and more than 480 around the world,
allowing global audiences to access creative entertainment where, when, and on any device they want.
Our members are building partnerships with creators around the world, including investing in a growing number of co-productions with studios in international markets, while supporting diverse storytelling through programs with multicultural
This work is vital to our future. Together, our industry must advance creativity and protect content from new forms of piracy. We must continue to drive innovation both in how we tell stories and reach audiences. And we must expand the global
market for films and television programming in our effort to create high quality American jobs.