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.

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Campaign Finance

$2,519,336 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.

For more information, please see our campaign finance methodology page. Lobbyist bundling data is described on our lobbyist bundling methodology page.

federal data covers from 1989 roughly through Q2 2014
state-level data is not available in bulk for 2014. for current state data, browse
  • Top Recipients

    PAC Color Block
    Organization's PAC(s)
    Employee Color Block
    Associated Individuals
    Includes contributions from the organization’s employees, their family members, and its political action committee.
  • Republicans vs. Democrats

    in dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
  • State vs. Federal

    in dollars
  • Top PAC Recipients

    PAC Color Block
    Organization's PAC(s)
    Employee Color Block
    Associated Individuals
    Includes contributions from the organization’s employees, their family members, and its political action committee.
  • Bundled Contributions

    Money 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
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$26,469,220 Spent

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.

For more information, please see our lobbying methodology page.

covers roughly through Q2, 2014

Lobbying on Behalf of Motion Picture Assn of America

  • Names of Lobbyists
  • Firm Hired Amount
    Motion Picture Assn of America $26,469,220
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
    • Copyright, Patent & Trademark,
    • Taxes,
    • Arts & Entertainment,
    • Trade,
    • Radio & TV Broadcasting,
    • Computers & Information Tech,
    • Telecommunications,
    • Fed Budget & Appropriations,
    • Law Enforcement & Crime,
    • Education
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
    Bill No. Title
    S.968 PIPA
    H.R.2994 Satellite Home Viewer Reauthorization Act
    H.R.4137 College Opportunity and Affordability Act of 2007
    S.1642 Higher Education Amendments of 2007
    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.3261 Stop Online Piracy Act
    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.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
View all lobbying data for Motion Picture Assn of America Sources: Lobbyist Registration Tracker


Mentioned in 165 dockets; Submitted to 28 dockets

All data is based on documents downloaded from 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 For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.

Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.

updated daily from by way of Docket Wrench

The tables show occurrences of "Motion Picture Assn of America" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.

Advisory Committees

4 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.

covers through 2011

Table shows employees of "Motion Picture Assn of America" that sat on federal advisory committees.

  • Agency
  • Representation
  • 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
View all advisory committee data for Motion Picture Assn of America