Jack Valenti

Crabtree, Susan
March 2004
Daily Variety;3/25/2004, Vol. 282 Issue 64, pA6
Trade Publication
After nearly four decades as Hollywood's leading man in Washington, Motion Picture Association of America, chieftain Jack Valenti says he's proud he has simply survived this long at the cutthroat crossroads of showbiz and politics. Indeed, just surviving last year's bruising screener imbroglio was a major feat as Valenti, admittedly in the twilight of his tenure, was attacked from all sides. Everyone from the creative guilds to independent filmmakers impugned his decision to fight film piracy by restricting advance video copies of Oscar contending movies to members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.


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