MPAA to release new industry economic report

MUMBAI: The Motion Picture Association of America will open its second Business of Show Business symposium with the release of a new report detailing the economic impact of motion picture and television production and distribution throughout the United States.

US Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke will headline the morning program on 21 April in Washington, DC.

“Workers in businesses both large and small across America lend their talents behind the camera, on construction sites and in computer labs to create motion picture and television entertainment. Our second biennial nationwide economic impact report chronicles the contributions of our industry to the economies of all 50 states. We are honored Secretary Locke will join us as we cast a spotlight behind the scenes on the many workers who are part of this unparalleled creative industry,” said Dan Glickman MPAA chairman and CEO.

The report’s release and comments by Secretary Locke kick-off the day-long Business of Show Business event, which focuses on “American Creativity at Work” and will feature panels and speakers to highlight the impact of movie and television production and distribution on the US economy.