Motion Picture Assn of America
The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), originally the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America (MPPDA), was founded in 1922 and is designed to advance the business interests of its members. MPAA is a United States non-profit business Trade Organization and administers the voluntary, but dominant MPAA film rating system.
Campaign Finance$2,448,905 Given
Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:
- contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
- only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
- contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
- corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
- organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.
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Republicans vs. Democratsin dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
State vs. Federalin dollars
Top PAC Recipients
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Bundled ContributionsMoney raised by the firm from multiple donors on behalf of the recipient. The firm's own contributions are not included.
Recipient Lobbyist Amount Henry A. Waxman $27,000
Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.
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Lobbying on Behalf of Motion Picture Assn of America
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount Motion Picture Assn of America $24,519,220
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Copyright, Patent & Trademark,
- Arts & Entertainment,
- Radio & TV Broadcasting,
- Computers & Information Tech,
- Law Enforcement & Crime,
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title S.968 PIPA H.R.2994 Satellite Home Viewer Reauthorization Act H.R.3261 Stop Online Piracy Act H.R.4137 College Opportunity and Affordability Act of 2007 S.1642 Higher Education Amendments of 2007 H.R.2471 To amend section 2710 of title 18, United States Code, to clarify that a video tape service provider may obtain a consumer's informed, written consent on an ongoing basis and that consent may be obtained through the Internet. H.R.4279 Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2008 H.R.1201 Freedom and Innovation Revitalizing U.S. Entrepreneurship Act of 2007 H.R.1573 To facilitate implementation of title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, promote regulatory coordination, and avoid market disruption. S.3804 Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act
RegulationsMentioned in 119 dockets; Submitted to 23 dockets
All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.
Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.
Not all agencies submit public comments to Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.
Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.
The tables show occurrences of "Motion Picture Assn of America" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Documents Submitted by the Organization
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- Toggle 1 DOJ Inspection of Records Relating to Depiction of Simulated Sexually Explicit Performances 2008
- Toggle 1 USTR All Other Measures ( including National Trade Estimate Report ) 2011
- Toggle 1 USTR Request for Comments Concerning Free Trade Agreement With the Republic of Korea 2009
- Toggle 1 DOJ Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability; Movie Captioning and Video Description 2010
- Toggle 1 USTR 2012 Special 301 Out of Cycle Review of Notorious Markets: Request for Public Comments 2012
- Toggle 1 USTR Request for Comments on Negotiating Objectives With Respect to Mexico’s Participation in the Proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement 2012
- Toggle 1 USTR Request for Comments on Proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement 2009
- Toggle 1 Request for Public Comments to Compile the National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers 2013
- Toggle 1 USTR Request for Public Comments to Compile the National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers and Reports on Sanitary and Phytosanitary and Standards-Related Foreign Trade Barriers (All Other Measures) 2010
- Toggle 1 USTR 2010 Special 301 Out of Cycle Review of Notorious Markets: Request for Public Comment 2010
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 6 DOJ Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability; Movie Captioning and Video Description 2010
- Toggle 5 OMB Development of the Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement 2012
- Toggle 4 COLC Meetings: Exemption to Prohibition on Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems for Access Control Technologies 2009
- Toggle 3 FDA Required Warnings for Cigarette Packages & Advertisements 2010
- Toggle 3 DOJ Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability by Public Accommodations and in Commercial Facilities 2008
- Toggle 3 Request for Comments and Notice of public hearing concerning Proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Agreement 2013
- Toggle 3 USTR 2009 Special 301 2009
- Toggle 3 USTR Request for Comments on Negotiating Objectives With Respect to Mexico’s Participation in the Proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement 2012
- Toggle 3 USTR Request for Comments on Negotiating Objectives With Respect to Canada’s Participation in the Proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement 2012
- Toggle 3 USTR 2010 Special 301 2010
Advisory Committees4 people on 6 committees
Data is based on disclosures required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Matches are based on the occurrence of the company name in the committee member affiliation. Variations in company names may cause some matches to be missed.
The table shows only the top 10 agencies. To search and download raw records from the complete dataset see the FACA data section.
Table shows employees of "Motion Picture Assn of America" that sat on federal advisory committees.
- Toggle Department of Commerce 3 people on 3 committees
- Toggle Department of State 2 people on 2 committees
- Toggle Office of the United States Trade Representative 1 person on 1 committee