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MacKinnon Upped at MPAA

Gail MacKinnon, EVP of government affairs, for the Motion Picture Association of America, has been named senior EVP, global policy and government affairs.  

That is according to an email to staffers from MPAA chairman Charles Rivkin obtained by Multichannel News

Gail MacKinnon

Gail MacKinnon

MacKinnon will oversee all international advocacy and policy as well as her current government affairs duties.  

"With her deep industry experience and outstanding management skills, combined with the critical support of our regional presidents, I am confident that Gail will strengthen the coordination and value of this core MPAA function to our Members," Rivkin told the staffers.  

He said MacKinnon's promotion reflected the increasingly evolving and global nature of TV, film and streaming content and was a step toward building "a more globally aligned organization." 

MacKinnon, formerly EVP, government relations for Time Warner Cable, joined MPAA in 2017. Before that she was SVP of of government relations at the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (now NCTA-The Internet & Television Association). 

Her extensive resume also includes posts with Turner Broadcasting, TCI, CBS, and Viacom.