Senator Chris Dodd, Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has announced that Stan McCoy will be the new president for MPAA’s Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA) region.
McCoy, who joined the MPA EMEA in April 2014 as Senior Vice President and Regional Policy Director, replaces Chris Marcich, who had formerly held that post and has been named President, International, a new position created in recognition of the growing importance of the global film and television industry.
“In the EU, we are in the midst of sustained efforts to review the copyright protection that has been the cornerstone of the growth of film, television and other creative industries,” Dodd said. “Having someone with Stan’s knowledge and expertise in intellectual property and innovation lead the Brussels team at such a crucial time will be critically important – not just to our member studios, but to the seven million people who work in the creative sector throughout the EU.”
Dodd added: “Stan and Chris are both remarkable individuals who have demonstrated their invaluable leadership talent and government relations expertise. As movie and television content is increasingly enjoyed worldwide, whether it’s on the cinema screen, through broadcasting and cable sources, or over the Internet, their experience is crucial to furthering our efforts to provide our expanding array of creative content to consumers in EMEA and all around the globe.”