Charles Rivkin

Chairman and CEO | Motion Picture Association

Charles Rivkin


Charles H. Rivkin is Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association (MPA), the leading advocate of the global film, television, and streaming industry. Current MPA members include Disney, Netflix, Paramount, Sony, Universal, and Warner Bros. Discovery.

Drawing on 30 years of experience as a media executive and a leading U.S. diplomat, Rivkin advocates for policies that drive investment in film and television production, protect creative content, and open markets worldwide. Rivkin is responsible for the MPA’s iconic movie ratings system and the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE), the world’s largest content protection coalition dedicated to combatting digital piracy.

Prior to joining the MPA, Rivkin served as U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs and was the United States Ambassador to France and Monaco.

Rivkin serves on the boards of the American Academy of Diplomacy, the American Film Institute, and Via Transportation Inc, and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He received his bachelor’s degree from Yale University in political science and international relations and his M.B.A. from Harvard University.


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