Updates from the MPA, NATO and the Cinema Foundation


The impact of content piracy, a.k.a. movie theft was exacerbated during the pandemic for various reasons. During that time the Motion Picture Association learned a great deal, some of which was presented during CinemaCon in April. On the next CJ Cinema Summit we'll be joined by Karyn Temple, Senior Executive Vice President and Global General Counsel for the MPA who will explain how the organization is tracking down and capturing the criminals behind vast movie piracy rings operating all over the world.

As well, we'll be joined by Jackie Brenneman, who is not only the Executive Vice President & General Counsel at the National Association of Theatre Owners, but is also the President of The Cinema Foundation. NATO's new charity is dedicated to promoting the exhibition industry by developing cinema careers through diverse workforces, growing moviegoing communities, industry research, education, and philanthropy. And that's just the start. Jackie will outline some of The Cinema Foundation's key priorities and initiatives as it sets out to support the industry.


J. Sperling Reich

Executive Editor, Celluloid Junkie

Thomas MacCalla

Partner at Covergent, Industry Advisor at Digicine and CEO of Kin Productions

Karyn Temple

SEVP and Global General Counsel , Motion Picture Association

Jackie Brenneman

Executive Vice President & General Counsel at National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) and President of The Cinema Foundation