MPAA symposium set for April in D.C.

Studios, lawmakers to discuss economic impact of biz

The MPAA will present its second biennial industry symposium, "The Business of Show Business: American Creativity at Work," a daylong summit, in Washington on April 21. Studio heads will meet with lawmakers to discuss the economic impact of the film industry.

Scheduled to participate in the invitation-only event are Fox's Jim Gianopulos, Paramount's Brad Grey, Sony's Michael Lynton and Jeff Blake, Universal's Ron Meyer and Rick Finkelstein, Disney's Dick Cook and Warners' Barry Meyer.

"This important, educational event has proved to be a very effective way to bring industry insiders and policymakers together to better understand the role the film industry plays in the American economy," MPAA chairman and CEO Dan Glickman said. "This year's event will focus squarely on the hard work behind motion pictures. We will highlight the jobs created, and the workers who fill these roles, throughout the day."