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CONTACT: Patrick Ross
May 26, 2005
(202) 289-8928
MPAA CEO Dan Glickman to Speak June 14
Latest in PFF CEO Luncheon Series

WASHINGTON D.C. - Dan Glickman, president and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, will speak on Tuesday, June 14 at a lunch sponsored by The Progress & Freedom Foundation. The talk will be followed by a question-and-answer session between Glickman and a 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.

Glickman is the latest to speak in The Progress & Freedom Foundation's CEO Luncheon Series. Previous series speakers have included Verizon CEO Ivan Siedenberg, Vonage CEO Jeffrey Citron, Qwest CEO Dick Notebaert, Sybase CEO John Chen and EchoStar CEO Charles Ergen. The analysts who will question Glickman will be announced later.

The event will run from noon until 2 pm in the Rotunda Room of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center at 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, in Washington. Those interested in attending the event can register online. Questions should be directed to Eileen Goulding at 202-289-8928 or Members of the media should contact Patrick Ross at 202-289-8928 or

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.

"Dan Glickman spent many years as a public servant and understands the way this town works," says PFF President Ray Gifford. "He brought that knowledge to the MPAA at a critical time for the motion picture industry. I look forward to hearing his vision for the movie industry as it adapts to the challenges and opportunities of the digital age."

The Progress & Freedom Foundation is a market-oriented think tank that studies the digital revolution and its implications for public policy. It is a 501(c)(3) research & educational organization.



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