WASHINGTON -- The Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA) will host The Business of Show Business: Icons, Artists & Innovators, its third annual industry symposium, on April 5, 2011 in Washington, D.C. This year's event will be held at the Library of Congress, home of the world's largest collection of historic audio-visual works.
What: The Business of Show Business: Icons, Artists & Innovators
When: April 5, 2011
Where: Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building
This summit provides a forum in the Nation's Capital for top national policy and lawmakers to hear from creators, technological innovators and other movie and television industry leaders about the economic impact of the motion picture industry and the diversity of jobs it creates. A keynote address and panel discussions will illustrate the talent, time and resources that go into making a motion picture, as well as showcase the new platforms, delivery models and technological advancements that are shaping the future of the industry.
This year's event will also celebrate, in conjunction with the Library, the historic importance of motion pictures in American culture and highlight the Library's efforts in collecting, preserving and housing the world's largest collection of American audio-visual works.
"Hundreds, often thousands of workers contribute to making a single motion picture. These workers, from the set-builders to the actors and special effects technicians, are the heart of the industry," said MPAA President and Interim CEO Bob Pisano. "Bringing these artists, technological entrepreneurs and industry leaders together in Washington, D.C. to speak about the myriad of behind-the-scenes challenges they face to finance, produce and distribute a motion picture gives policymakers an opportunity to grasp the true impact of our business. I am especially pleased that this is being held at the Library of Congress, which plays such an important role in the preservation of American film. And I would like to thank Librarian of Congress Dr. James Billington for his long commitment to preserving our film heritage."