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Profile of registrant

Motion Picture Association

Identification number in the register: 95201401713-39
Registration date: 18/05/09 17:08:47

The information on this organisation was last modified on 05/05/14 13:13:42
The date of the last annual update was 05/05/14 13:13:42

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Motion Picture Association
Acronym: MPA
Legal status: Subsidiary of MPAA
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Chris J. Dodd
Position: Chairman and CEO

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Marc  du Moulin de Labarthète
Position: EU Affairs Director

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 1600 Eye Street 
Washington D.C. 20006
Telephone number: (+1-202) 2931966
Fax number: (+1-202) 2967410
Other contact information: EMEA Office of the Motion Picture Association (MPA)
Chris Marcich, President and Managing Director
Avenue des Arts, 46
B-1000 Brussels
Phone: +32-2-778.27.11
Fax: +32-2-778.27.00

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Founded as a trade association, the MPAA (1922) and the MPA (1945) have broadened their mandate over the years to reflect the diversity of the ever-changing and expanding audiovisual industry. Its members include: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; Paramount Pictures Corporation; Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.; Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation; Universal City Studios LLC; and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Today the association advocates strong protection of the creative works produced and distributed by the audiovisual industry and seeks to promote a responsible internet. The Brussels-based MPA office acts as regional hub for Europe, Middle East and Africa. A large part of our work consists in providing support to local partner organisations active in the EMEA region on content protection and anti-piracy work. Another important part of the mission of the EMEA office is to working with film industries and creative communities throughout the region in pursuit of common interests. EU advocacy and government relations to champion the cause of strong legislation that protects rightholders’ needs and interests constitutes another element of the EMEA’s office work. Lobbying activities - including EU-related outreach - constitutes only a certain portion of the EMEA office's work.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 5
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Marc DU MOULIN DE LABARTHETE 24/06/14 20/06/15
Giulia Castaldini 09/07/14 07/01/15
Laurence Djolakian 05/11/14 03/11/15
Alison Mary James 04/09/14 29/08/15


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

The MPA monitors the development of EU policies and legislation, notably in the fields of Intellectual Property, Culture, Audiovisual Policy, the Internal Market, Competition and the Information Society. In this context, the MPA regularly meets with national governments, EU officials, MEPs as well as industry counterparts and seeks to contribute constructively to public consultations associated with the EU's policy-development process. These objectives involve written submissions, participation in hearings, conferences and seminars as well as some amount of traveling (e.g. Strasbourg for EP Plenary sessions and Member States holding the Presidency of the Council).

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Communication
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Culture
  • Education
  • Enterprise
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Home Affairs
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Research and Technology
  • Sport
  • Taxation
  • Trade


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

European Internet Foundation (EIF)
Creative Media Business Alliance (CMBA)
International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF)
International Video Federation (IVF)
Creativity Works !

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 01/2014
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 800000  € - 900000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Our cost-estimate takes into account "EU representation" personnel costs and - as a pro-rata figure - costs related to rent, insurance and various office expenses.

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.

The organisation has also declared to be bound to the following other Code: