D.C. insiders believe the timeline to name a successor to MPAA chief Jack Valenti is tied to the ability of Rep. Billy Tauzin (R-La.) to pass controversial energy and Medicare bills by the end of…
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Just two days after taking legal action against the first 261 of thousands of digital music pirates, the RIAA is on the receiving end of a suit over the amnesty program it is offering.
Urgent memo to Jack Valenti: Don't quit your day job just yet. Sen. John Breaux (D-La.), a strong candidate to succeed Valenti as Hollywood's leading man (and lobbyist) in Washington, yanked his name…
All the bicoastal chatter that the studios are on the brink of choosing a new leading man in Washington is more than a little premature, insiders say.
A new era has begun at the Recording Industry Assn. of America with the hiring of a Republican as its top Washington lobbyist. Mitch Bainwol, former chief of staff to Senate Majority Leader Bill…
It's been nearly a month since former RIAA topper Hilary Rosen ankled her post, but the music industry's top lobbying shop shows no signs of slacking.
Tribune Entertainment prexy Dick Askin will be the next chairman and CEO of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
Hollywood heavyweights met with Motion Picture Assn. of America prexy Jack Valenti in Beverly Hills Monday to discuss plans to select his successor. The meeting between Valenti and top-ranking studio…
The search continues for Hilary Rosen's replacement as the Recording Industry Assn. of America's top lobbyist. One finalist, former Long Island Rep. Susan Molinari, pulled out of the running Friday.
The rumors swirling around the search for replacements for the top Washington reps at both major Hollywood trade assns. has gotten downright comical. At least that's how Reps. Billy Tauzin (R-La.)…
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