Shanna Winters, former Democratic chief counsel for the
House Foreign Relations Committee, has joined the Motion Picture Association of
America as senior VP, global policy.
In that newly created position, she will oversee MPAA's
global policy team, reporting to Michael O'Leary, senior executive VP global
policy and external affairs.
Dodd created the Global Policy team in 2011 to support the
organization internationally. It now has offices in Europe, Asia (regional) as
well as in Canada, Brazil and Mexico.
It is the second congressional hire in recent
weeks by the association, which is headed by former Senator Chris Dodd. House
Energy and Commerce Committee Chief Counsel Neil Fried is also joining the
Motion Picture Association of America, committee members confirmed last week.