Osterberg set to exit MPAA at week's end


WASHINGTON -- The MPAA's Washington spokeswoman, Gayle Osterberg, is leaving the association at week's end to start her own public affairs firm, she said Tuesday in an interview.

Osterberg was one of MPAA chairman and CEO Dan Glickman's early hires when he took over the helm of the organization after the late Jack Valenti retired. She said the time is right for her to go out on her own as she starts her new firm, 133 Public Affairs.

"I have learned a lot and grown a lot professionally at the MPAA," she said. "I have enjoyed working with people in the entertainment industry and getting to learn a little about it, and I plan to continue working in the private- and public-policy side of the movie business."

Osterberg's first project is working with a new production company Rogues' Harbor Studios promoting the New York-based company's documentary "Shoot Down," which won the 2007 Sonoma Valley Film Festival's best documentary award.
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