Peter “P.J.” Kuyper, Jr. Named CEO of MPLC

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MPLC Founder Peter Kuyper Remains Board Chairman

“With the proliferation of technology comes increased demand for entertainment and use of films in business settings, making our role more important than ever. I look forward to continuing our work of helping organizations use films for work and play."

The Motion Picture Licensing Corporation (MPLC), an independent copyright licensing agency, has announced that Peter “P.J.” Kuyper Jr. will become chief executive officer and president of MPLC, managing day-to-day operations of the company, effective January 1, 2013.

P.J., who currently serves as president of MPLC, has been with the company for ten years. Prior to joining MPLC, he was the senior principal at AMS for eight years. P.J. holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Lehigh University and an MBA from Cornell University.

“I am honored to assume the position of CEO and president of MPLC,” said P.J. Kuyper. “With the proliferation of technology comes increased demand for entertainment and use of films in business settings, making our role more important than ever. I look forward to continuing our work of helping organizations use films for work and play.”

P.J. will report to MPLC founder Peter Kuyper, who is retiring as MPLC CEO, but will remain chairman of both the MPLC US and MPLC International Ltd. boards.

“It has been my great pleasure to have worked with the staff and partners of MPLC and to see the company grow over the years to now license in 24 countries,” said Peter Kuyper. “I am looking forward to watching the new leadership continue our growth in every territory and to expand into new countries over the coming years.”

About the Motion Picture Licensing Corporation
The Motion Picture Licensing Corporation was established more than 25 years ago by motion picture executives to provide legal public access to the work of the creative community. The MPLC is the world leader in motion picture copyright compliance representing more than 400 Hollywood Studios and Independent Television and Film Producers. MPLC supports legal access across five continents and more than 24 countries and provides licenses to more than 250,000 facilities in the United States and over 450,000 worldwide. More information can be found at http://www.mplc.org.

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