Patack named local MPAA VP

The Motion Picture Assn. of America California Group has named Melissa Patack to the newly created position of VP of government affairs and general manager, it was jointly announced Friday by the MPAA and the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers.

She will report to Vans Stevenson, MPAA VP of state legislation, and Simon Barsky, MPAA senior VP. Previously, Patack was an aide to Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

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