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MPAA Glickman to resign, go to Refugees International

Hollywood's top lobbyist, Dan Glickman, announced he will be leaving the Motion Picture Association of America to become president of Refugees International.

Glickman, who has led the MPAA for the last six years, will leave the trade group on April 1. He has been charged with promoting an industry under seige by piracy and questions over how to come up with new revenue models as the Internet changes the way consumers watch movies and television.

Bob Pisano, president and chief operating officer of MPAA since 2005, will become interim CEO while the group looks for Glickman's replacement.

"This is a powerful medium that can help make a difference, and I will always value my time here," Glickman said in a release. "For me, perhaps the best thing about the job was the movies. I love movies. And as far as I am concerned, we make the best movies in the world.”

Glickman, former Secretary of Agriculture between 1995 and 2001, began his career in Washington as a Congressman representing a district in his native Kansas.

By Cecilia Kang  |  January 22, 2010; 11:18 AM ET
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Are Dan Glickman and Patrick Maines (pres of Media Institute) actually the same person? I have never seen them in the same place together.

Posted by: paulwashdc | January 22, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse

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