June 14, 2005, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Read the Press Releases here and here
- Dan Glickman, CEO, Motion Picture Association of America
- Tom Gardner, The Motley Fool
- Blair Levin, Legg Mason
- Rudy Baca, The Precursor Group
Dan Glickman, president and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, spoke on Tuesday, June 14 at a lunch sponsored by The Progress & Freedom Foundation. The talk was followed by a question-and-answer session between Glickman and the above panel of financial and policy analysts.
MPAA is composed of seven members, all substantial movie studios who contribute significantly to the U.S. economy and world trade. Glickman, a former congressman and Secretary of Agriculture, joined MPAA last fall.
Prior to joining MPAA, Glickman was the Director of the Institute of Politics at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. He served as the Secretary of Agriculture from March 1995 until January 2001. Before his appointment as Secretary of Agriculture, Glickman served for 18 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Kansas' 4th Congressional District. During that time, he served as a member of the House Agriculture Committee, including six years as chairman of the subcommittee that had jurisdiction over most federal farm policy issues. Moreover, he was an active member of the House Judiciary Committee, where he was a leader on technology issues.