Deadline: MPAA Names Gail MacKinnon To Oversee Government Relations Portfolio

The Motion Picture Association of America has named Gail MacKinnon as Executive Vice President for Government Affairs. MacKinnon will report to CEO Charles H. Rivkin, who announced the appointment, and she’ll oversee the MPAA’s government relations portfolio and policy agenda. She will join the MPAA on November 13.

“Gail is a deeply respected and skilled government relations professional and keen strategist who brings a wealth of bipartisan policy experience in the telecommunications and media arena,” said Rivkin. “The American film and television industry supports 2 million jobs and 88,000 small businesses in the United States, and Gail will be a tireless advocate for the hardworking Americans who are the backbone of our creative economy.”