Hollywood gives Washington the red carpet treatment
September 11, 2014
In The News
The purpose, organizers said, was to remind members of Congress about the economic value of U.S. entertainment industry workers at a time when lawmakers are reviewing ways to strengthen copyright protections for content owners. The motion picture and television industry supports nearly 2 million workers and annually contributes $41 billion to over 300,000 businesses, according to the MPAA. "We wanted to be able to highlight the number of jobs the entertainment industry supports," said Rep. Judy Chu (D-Monterey Park), co-chair of the Creative Rights Caucus with Rep. Howard Coble (R-N.C.). The group helped organize Wednesday's event.