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Jack Valenti (born September 5, 1921) was "special assistant" to Lyndon Johnson's White House. In 1966, he resigned and became the president of the Motion Picture Association of America. He is generally regarded as one of the most influential pro-copyright lobbyists in the world.

In 2003, found himself at the center of the so-called screener debate, as the MPAA barred studios and many independent producers from sending screener copies of their films to critics and voters in various awards shows. Under mounting industry pressure, conceded a small victory to pro- screener forces to allow screeners to be sent out to Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voting members only (and only on condition that voters sign an extensive contract agreeing to not distrubute their copy), leading to further outcry from film critics, producers, non-voting Academy members (legendary agent Ed Limato resigned his Academy membership over the issue) and other awards.

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Now Tenney's complete vision has arrived on Blu-ray with all the gore that Jack Valenti didn't want you to see. Witchtrap is a trip back to shoulder pads in suitjackets and yuppies wanting to turn everything into money making affairs.
Valenti is the daughter of the late Jack Valenti, the famed and feared president of the MPAA. She had been serving as executive vp development and production since 2014 and has been at the studio for almost 30 years.
Valenti has deep Entertainment industry ties and is the daughter of the late MPAA president Jack Valenti. At Warner Bros., Valenti was intimately involved in the Harry Potter franchise, including the recent "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them ...
"Jack Valenti, the dashing longtime president of the Motion Picture Association Of America, had made a point of taking young Pat Leahy under his wing in the mid-1970s; Valenti and his wife Mary Margaret invited the Leahys to their home and to their ...
We asked Hemanshu "Hemu" Nigam, a former Federal Prosecutor against Online crimes and former Chief Security Officer for News Corp and Fox Interactive Media, and VP Worldwide Internet Enforcement under Jack Valenti's MPAA to weigh in. Read how to ...
... the wisdom of Los Angeles based Hemanshu "Hemu" Nigam, a former Federal Prosecutor against Online crimes and former Chief Security Officer for News Corp and Fox Interactive Media, and VP Worldwide Internet Enforcement under Jack Valenti's MPAA.
The job did prove complicated, though. The late Jack Valenti, who ruled the MPAA for 38 years, including founding the movie ratings system, retired in 2004 at the age of 82, leaving an enormous leadership gap.
Christopher Dodd will step down as chairman of the Motion Picture Assn. of America after six years as the head of the lobbying arm of major Hollywood studios, the industry trade group said Friday after The Times first reported the shake-up.
In 2000, Vermont Gov. Howard Dean signed the nation's first bill allowing same-sex couples to form civil unions. Ten years ago: Former White House aide and movie industry lobbyist Jack Valenti died in Washington, D.C., at age 85. Five years ago: Former ...
Eight Democratic presidential hopefuls gathered in Orangeburg, S.C., for their first debate of the 2008 campaign, during which they heaped criticism on Bush's Iraq policy.
Former White House aide and movie industry lobbyist Jack Valenti died in Washington, D.C. at age 85. Five years ago: former Liberian President Charles Taylor became the first head of state since World War II to be convicted by an international war ...
2007: Political adviser and film executive Jack Valenti, a longtime president of the Motion Picture Association Of America and the creator of the MPAA film rating system, dies from stroke complications at the age of 85 in Washington, D.C.
Former White House aide and movie industry lobbyist Jack Valenti died in Washington, D.C. at age 85. Five years ago: former Liberian President Charles Taylor became the first head of state since World War II to be convicted by an international war ...
2007: Political adviser and film executive Jack Valenti, a longtime president of the Motion Picture Association Of America and the creator of the MPAA film rating system, dies from stroke complications at the age of 85 in Washington, D.C.
"I say to you that the VCR is to the American film producer and the American public as the Boston strangler is to the woman home alone," Jack Valenti, then the president of the MPAA, testified before Congress. The major studios sued Sony, arguing that ...
His response was not surprising given all we knew about Johnson, a man who always seemed to drive himself and those around him to the limit of human capabilities; a man described once by an assistant, Jack Valenti, as someone with "extra glands that ...
Former White House aide and movie industry lobbyist Jack Valenti died in Washington, D.C. at age 85. Five years ago: former Liberian President Charles Taylor became the first head of state since World War II to be convicted by an international war ...
Former White House aide and movie industry lobbyist Jack Valenti died in Washington, D.C. at age 85. Five years ago: former Liberian President Charles Taylor became the first head of state since World War II to be convicted by an international war ...
As presidential aide Jack Valenti later wrote, "the last thing that Lyndon Johnson wanted was to make public his strategy about the Great Society and the war.
Former White House aide and movie industry lobbyist Jack Valenti died in Washington, D.C. at age 85. In 2012, former Liberian President Charles Taylor became the first head of state since World War II to be convicted by an international war crimes ...
"I remember calling Jack Valenti [then the president of the Motion Picture Association] and suggesting to him that we need a rating between R and PG, because so many films were falling into a netherworld, you know, of unfairness," Spielberg told Vanity ...
One key sign: Breaking a tradition that goes back to the Jack Valenti era, MPAA chairman Christopher Dodd will not attend this year, citing personal commitments.
The late Jack Valenti, who ran the Motion Picture Assn. of America for nearly four decades, famously described the threat of home video in 1982 by likening the VCR to the Boston Strangler.
"The Muppet Movie". Breaking a tradition that goes back to the Jack Valenti era, MPAA Chairman Christopher Dodd will not attend the upcoming CinemaCon exhibitors' convention, citing personal commitments.
Founded in 1939, Frontier Fiesta's list of student leader alumni includes Welcome Wilson Sr., Jack Valenti and country singer Kenny Rogers.
One key sign: Breaking a tradition that goes back to the Jack Valenti era, MPAA chairman Christopher Dodd will not attend this year, citing personal commitments.
The late Jack Valenti, who ran the Motion Picture Assn. of America for nearly four decades, famously described the threat of home video in 1982 by likening the VCR to the Boston Strangler.
"The Muppet Movie". Breaking a tradition that goes back to the Jack Valenti era, MPAA Chairman Christopher Dodd will not attend the upcoming CinemaCon exhibitors' convention, citing personal commitments.
Founded in 1939, Frontier Fiesta's list of student leader alumni includes Welcome Wilson Sr., Jack Valenti and country singer Kenny Rogers.
Dodd's predecessors include Dan Glickman, who ran the MPAA from 2004-11, and the late Jack Valenti, who served in job for 38 years.
She drifts through the White House like a ghost as LBJ's henchman, Jack Valenti (yes, the guy who later headed the Motion Picture Association Of America), tells her it's time to pack her bags.
She drifts through the White House like a ghost as LBJ's henchman, Jack Valenti (yes, the guy who later headed the Motion Picture Association Of America), tells her it's time to pack her bags.
Other cast include John Hurt as The Priest, Richard E. Grant as Bill Walton, Beth Grant as Lady Bird Johnson, and Max Casella as Jack Valenti. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment brings award-winning global product and new entertainment to DVD, ...
I was later told that they were on the phone to legendary MPAA chief Jack Valenti before I even got out of the parking garage.
The event has consistently sold out and become a much-anticipated staple of the New York City Italian community's calendar over the years.
... by Billy Crudup as the unnamed journalist, Caspar Phillipson as President Kennedy, Peter Sarsgaard as Bobby Kennedy, John Carrol Lynch as the next President, Lyndon B. Johnson, John Hurt as the priest, Max Casella as Jack Valenti - Johnson's newly ...
UPDATED with more details: At the Golden Globes this year, Meryl Streep openly criticized President Donald Trump for, among other things, making fun of a disabled reporter.
Some are more silly than others (such as one that tries to claim that the MPAA has never been against fair use, ignoring that the MPAA's long-time boss Jack Valenti once declared -- totally incorrectly -- that fair use wasn't in the law), but let's ...
Other honors given out on opening night went to Hacksaw Ridge's Mel Gibson, who was named best director; Sylvester Stallone, who received the Jack Valenti Award; and Justin Hurwitz, who earned the best song of the year prize for "City of Stars" from La ...
Ad alto tasso di glamour la premiazione in un Chinese Theatre gremito: a consegnare la statuetta, un amico di lunga data di Mel Gibson, Sylvester Stallone, a sua volta premiato con il "Jack Valenti Award". "Sly era il mio consigliere quando ho iniziato ...
Ad alto tasso di glamour la premiazione in un Chinese Theatre gremito: a consegnare la statuetta, un amico di lunga data di Mel Gibson, Sylvester Stallone, a sua volta premiato con il "Jack Valenti Award". "Sly era il mio consigliere quando ho iniziato ...
Then-MPAA chief Jack Valenti imposed a ban on all screeners to combat rising piracy issues, but agreed to grant an exemption to Academy members if they agreed to sign a contract that prohibited sharing the videos.
John Glenn, Jack Valenti, Ethel Kennedy and Donald Rumsfeld, as well as brass from the Marine Corps. In 2006, he was quoted in the Washington Post as saying, "The more publicity I got, the more attention my kidneys got and instead of going quietly into ...
John Glenn, Jack Valenti, Ethel Kennedy and Donald Rumsfeld, as well as brass from the Marine Corps. In 2006, he was quoted in the Washington Post as saying, "The more publicity I got, the more attention my kidneys got and instead of going quietly into ...
Stallone then got his own award from Gibson, the festival's Jack Valenti lifetime achievement award. "In memory of Jack Valenti and for all the filmmakers here," said Stallone, "keep punching and never give up on those dreams." La La Land's Hurwitz ...
A useful case study of the lack of care afforded to the film's editing is the conversation in Jack Valenti's office.
He had a wide circle of friends, including Jack Valenti, the longtime head of the Motion Picture Association Of America, who was his neighbor in Northwest Washington.
... che interpreta la First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, Peter Sarsgaard nei panni di Robert Kennedy, Greta Gerwig nel ruolo di Nancy Tuckerman, John Hurt nella parte di padre Richard McSorley, Max Casella nei panni di Jack Valenti, Billy Crudup nella ...
Texas is home to some of the nation's most prestigious universities, and within these institutions are dozens of academic departments and colleges.
... che interpreta la First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, Peter Sarsgaard nei panni di Robert Kennedy, Greta Gerwig nel ruolo di Nancy Tuckerman, John Hurt nella parte di padre Richard McSorley, Max Casella nei panni di Jack Valenti, Billy Crudup nella ...


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