Mpaa Boss To Quit

The man behind the MOTION PICTURE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA's controversial push to ban the handing out of 'screener' tapes has resigned.

MPAA head JACK VALENTI, 82, who oversaw the creation of Hollywood's movie-ratings system in the 1960s, will step down this summer (04), after celebrating 38 years in the hot seat.

He says, "I look at this with mixed emotions, because when you've done something so long, it's difficult to tear yourself away from it.

"In any job, you want to leave before people ask you to leave."

Valenti took the lead on a plan to ban award preview videos last year (03) in a bid to combat piracy.

Opponents sued, claiming such a ban would penalise smaller independent film companies, and the idea was scrapped.

25/03/2004 01:59

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