Zedillo Makes Promise On Piracy

Mexican president Ernesto Zedillo met with Motion Picture Assn. of America prexy Jack Valenti Nov. 7 and promised to help combat the country’s growing video-piracy problem.

Valenti pledged to organize a series of spring seminars in Los Angeles for Mexican film industry execs that will focus on everything from script development to marketing and foreign distribution.

“We estimate piracy in Mexico City to be about 50% or 60%, and outside the capital it’s much higher,” Valenti told Variety after a luncheon for 40 exhibitors, distributors and TV execs Nov. 8.

Valenti said that copyright protection for U.S. motion pictures was guaranteed by the North American Free Trade Agreement.

MPAA financial contributions to stop piracy in Mexico were suspended two years ago.

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