Hollywood Chiefs Take on New Role: Lobbyists
Today, the Motion Picture Association of America -- the trade group and lobbying arm of the major Hollywood studios -- will announce an all-star summit of studio heads set for Feb. 6 at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.
The aim is to get the studios' issues -- chiefly, piracy, both Internet and disc -- in Congress's face.
The U.S. government already is doing quite a lot for the music and movie industries, including encouraging foreign governments, such as Sweden, to pass tough new laws against file-sharing, and using admission to the WTO as a lever to get Russia to shut down one online music store the U.S. industry says is violating copyrights.
Hollywood toppers set to attend include:
* Brad Grey, head of Paramount.
* Peter Chernin, head of 20th Century Fox.
* Michael Lynton, head of Sony.
* Barry Meyer, head of Warner Bros.
* Ron Meyer, head of Universal.
The only studio missing so far is Disney. What, no Bob Iger or Dick Cook?
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