MPA Congratulates Glenn Youngkin, Winsome Sears

Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin speaks with Virginia Republican candidate for lieutenant governor Winsome Sears during an election night event at the Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles on Nov. 2, 2021 in Chantilly, Virginia.
Glenn Youngkin speaks with Winsome Sears during an election night event Nov. 2, 2021 in Chantilly, Virginia. (Image credit: Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

The head of the Motion Picture Association congratulated newly elected Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin on what MPA chairman Charles Rivkin called a hard-fought victory. Rivkin also congratulated new Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears, the first woman of color to hold that post in the state.

MPA’s Washington headquarters is a long silver dollar's throw across the Potomac from the state.

Youngkin is a pro-business Republican who upset former governor Terry McAuliffe with the endorsement of Donald Trump.

“We look forward to working with both of them to bring film and TV production to the commonwealth — productions that generate new jobs, tax revenue and increased tourism,” Rivkin said.

Rivkin said that, on average, a major film shoot on location can generate $250,000 per day to the local economy, and a TV episode $150,000 per day.

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.