March 2nd, 2011 | Uncategorized

Dodd goes to Hollywood

Former five-term Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd is taking a lucrative job with a new constituency: Hollywood.

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), an interest group representing the film and television industry, announced on its website yesterday that Dodd will be its new CEO. When Dodd left the Senate in January after deciding not to seek a sixth term, he denied rumors that he was headed back to Washington to represent Hollywood.

It turns out those rumors were true.

“I am truly excited about representing the interests of one of the most creative and productive industries in America, not only in Washington but around the world,” Dodd said in an MPAA press release. “The major motion picture studios consistently produce and distribute the most sought after and enjoyable entertainment on earth, and protecting this great American export will be my highest priority.”

Dodd will start in his new role Mar. 17, St. Patrick’s Day.