Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Hoberman to MPAA general counsel

Entertainment industry attorney Henry Hoberman remains named global general counsel in the MPAA. Hoberman, who'll come from November, will oversee all legal, content enforcement and rights management programs within the MPAA. More youthful crowd will carry the title of senior professional V . p .. "Henry's experience within the film and tv industry and also the breadth of understanding of many serious challenges facing the entertainment community is really a tremendous resource for the MPAA,'' the org's chairman, Chris Dodd, mentioned in the statement. Hoberman remains general counsel and secretary of RHI Entertainment since 2008. Before that, he spent 10 years within the Wally Disney Co., plus a stint as senior V . p . of ABC Corporation., responsible for controlling suit and employment practices for individuals business types of ABC. Before joining ABC and Disney, Hoberman was an equity partner on television and Communications Group at Baker and Hostetler plus an assistant United states . States attorney in Washington, D.C. He's also offered as chairman in the board together with a director in the Media Law Resource Center, a nonprofit, NY-based industry group dedicated to safeguarding freedom in the press. "For your huge amounts of individuals whose jobs and livelihoods are based on the film and tv industry, it's considerably necessary that we safeguard the creative content that's within the center within our industry, and will also be essentially of my mission within the MPAA," Hoberman mentioned in the statement. Daniel Mandil, who had previously been the MPAA's general counsel and chief content protection officer, departed his publish in March to participate Viacom. Contact Ted Manley at

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