Motion Picture Association of America Ends CEO Discussions With Bob Kerrey

The Motion Picture Association of America said it will continue to search for a new chief executive officer after ending discussions with former U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey.

The MPAA, the lobbyist for the largest Hollywood studios, and Kerrey agreed to end talks about the job vacated by former Senator Dan Glickman in April, the Washington-based association said today in an e-mailed statement.

Kerrey, president of the New School University in New York, had been in discussions about the job for several months, the New York Times reported today. Bob Pisano, the association’s president, has been acting chief executive since Glickman left.

The MPAA represents Walt Disney Co., Viacom Inc.’s Paramount Pictures, Sony Corp., News Corp., NBC Universal and Time Warner Inc.’s Warner Bros., according to the association’s Web site.

Kerry served as senator from Nebraska from 1989 to 2000. Prior to that, he was governor of the state.

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