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In other people news - MPAA head gets contract extension; CEO runs race with family

June 12, 2015

MPAA extends Chris Dodd's contract to 2018

The Motion Picture Association of America announced June 5 that its board extended the contract of CEO Chris Dodd to 2018.

Dodd, a former Democratic U.S. senator from Connecticut, was named head of MPAA in 2011. He replaced Dan Glickman, who led the group for six years. Dodd earned more than $3.2 million in 2013, according to MPAA’s most recent tax filings.

The contract extension comes amid reports that MPAA is considering a major retooling of organizational structure, prompted in part by a slow response to last year’s Sony Pictures hacking scandal. MPAA needs unanimous support from all six members before staking out public policy positions, which critics see as inefficient. Members have also questioned the cost of running the $62 million-revenue association and its 216 staff. 

CEA's Gary Shapiro runs race with family