MPAA Adds Hill Staffers

The Motion Picture Association of America has hired a couple of Hill veterans to its government affairs team, one each from the Senate and House.

Patrick Kilcur has been named VP of government and regulatory affairs, while Ben Staub will be director of government and regulatory affairs.

Kilcur comes from the office of Senate Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). Staub comes from the House Judiciary Committee, where he worked on copyright and competition issues near and dear to MPAA's studio members.

Both will be reporting to Neil Fried, who himself is a fairly recent addition--last August--from the Hill, where he was chief counsel for communications and technology for the House Energy & Commerce Committee.

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.