MPAA Communications Chief Matt Bennett Steps Down

Published on Jun 14, 2019

MPAA Communications Chief Matt Bennett Steps Down

Matt Bennett, the executive vice president of communications at the Motion Picture Association of America, has left the organization.

Known as a megaphone and lobbyist for Hollywood’s major players in Washington, Bennett vacated the top spot weeks ago and has taken a job as spokesperson for American University.

“We thank Matt for the many contributions to the MPAA’s global advocacy and content protection missions. Matt has been a valued colleague, and on behalf of our organization and our Members, we wish him all the success in his future endeavors,” a spokesperson for the group told Variety.

Bennett was appointed by former MPAA Chief Senator Chris Dodd in 2016, who himself was succeeded by TV executive Charles Rivkin in April 2017. Change has been percolating within the group. This year Joan Graves, the longtime chair of the MPAA’s ratings board, retired after 30 years. Kelly McMahon took her place.

Members of the trade group include Netflix,

Read full article at: Variety - Film News

Author: Matt Donnelly