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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Christopher Dodd brings Hollywood glitz back to Washington

“Hollywood isn’t one of the bigger pieces of the U.S. economy, paling in comparison with the oil, pharmaceutical and financial industries. . . . But Hollywood has allure, and bringing some of that back to the MPAA is a way to help the group better advocate for its members, Dodd said.
‘This is not a job in which your sole purpose is to create buzz. Your purpose here is to educate people about the importance of this industry to the economy of the country,’ Dodd said as he sat in his new office.” (Los Angeles Times)

He spent 36 years getting government to cough up for even less plausible stories than most Hollywood plot lines.  Seems like a natural fit.

FEE Timely Classic

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