Charles Rivkin Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association (MPA)
He leads the MPA’s global mission to advance and support the film, television, and streaming content industry. The MPA’s members currently include; Disney, Netflix, Paramount, Sony, Twentieth Century Fox, Universal, and Warner Bros. Drawing on almost 30 years of experience as a media executive and a leading U.S. diplomat, Rivkin advocates for policies that drive investment in film and television production, protect creative content, and open markets. In 2018, Rivkin was appointed to the U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations (ACTPN). Prior to joining the MPA, Rivkin served for more than seven years at the highest levels of the U.S. government’s diplomatic corps. He was the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs from February 2014 to January 2017. He led the State Department Bureau responsible for managing international trade negotiations, intellectual property
rights protection, and global internet policy, among other major policy issues. From 2009 to 2013, Rivkin was the United States Ambassador to France and Monaco. During his posting, Rivkin was personally awarded the Légion d’honneur with the rank of Commander by the President of France. He also received the city of Paris’ highest honor, la Grande Médaille de Vermeil de la Ville de Paris, and was presented with the U.S. Navy’s Distinguished Public Service Award. Rivkin is a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Film Institute (AFI) and the American Academy of Diplomacy (AAD). He is also a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and the Council on Foreign Relations.