Lenzner to Lead Communications at MPAA

The Motion Picture Association of America has named Emily Lenzner EVP for global communications and public affairs, succeeding Matt Bennett who exited to become VP and chief communications officer at American University in Washington.

Lenzner reports to MPAA chairman Charles Rivkin.

“Emily is one of the leading communications strategists in the media industry,” said Rivkin in a statement. “Her expertise in managing global, highly visible brands while navigating some of our industry’s biggest challenges will be invaluable not only to the MPAA but for each of our member studios."

Lenzner comes from Atlantic Media, where she had been SVP of global communications and external relations.

At MPAA, she will head of the association's domestic and international communications.

Her extensive communications resume includes director of communications for ABC News in Washington and a White House post as assistant to senior Clinton advisor George Stephanopoulos, with whom she was reunited as head of PR for This Week with George Stephanopoulos.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.