Trio given new titles at MPEAA

The Motion Picture Export Assn. of America announced yesterday the promotions of Jean-Jacques Ferrier to VP of the MPEAA and Jane Albrecht to VP for European homevideo and pay television.

In addition, Jeffrey J. Hardee has been hired as deputy director of the MPEAA’s Far East and Australasian office in Singapore.

The Singapore office is skedded to lose the services of Steve Klug at the end of the year, when the veteran MPEAA officer retires.

Joining the MPEAA as legal counsel in 1985, Ferrier was named director of its Paris office in 1990. He will continue to oversee the org’s legal interests throughout Europe with emphasis on copyright revision legislation, video levies, rental rights and cable/satellite concerns.

A two-year MPEAA veteran, Albrecht was boosted to VP from her previous post as MPEAA director of European homevideo and pay TV. She has been centrally involved in the organization’s efforts on such issues as the EC Rental Rights Directive, the EC VAT Directive and GATT.

Hardee joins the MPEAA from his post as assistant commercial attache at the American Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, where he was principal officer for intellectual property rights and film market access issues.

The personnel moves come on the heels of the Motion Picture Assn. of America’s announcement that it will shut down its New York offices and move to Encino.

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