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Motion Picture Association

Identification number in the register: 95201401713-39
Registration date: 18/05/2009 17:08:47

The information on this entity was last modified on: 05/05/2014 13:13:42
The date of the last annual update was: 05/05/2014 13:13:42

This entry follows the format of the previous Register. It will be changed to the new format when the entity makes the next update.
Next update due latest on: 27/04/2015

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Motion Picture Association


Subsidiary of MPAA

    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations

Trade, business & professional associations

    Contact details

Eye Street, 1600
Washington D.C. 20006

(+1-202) 2931966

(+1-202) 2967410

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

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Chris J. Dodd

Chairman and CEO

    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Marc  du Moulin de Labarthète

EU Affairs Director

    Goals / remit

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.

  • European
  • global
  • national


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).

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above


    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Alison Mary James 04/09/2014 29/08/2015
Giulia Castaldini 11/02/2015 05/02/2016
Marc DU MOULIN DE LABARTHETE 24/06/2014 20/06/2015
Laurence Djolakian 05/11/2014 03/11/2015

    Fields of interest

  • 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

    Membership and affiliation

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

    Financial data

01/2013  -  01/2014

800,000  € - 900,000  €

0 €

0 €

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: