Celebrating Free Speech Week Through the Lens of the Film and Television Industry

October 20, 2014 7:28 PM

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This week I have the privilege of serving as the Chairman of Free Speech Week, an annual celebration reminding all of us that most of the freedoms we enjoy as Americans stem from that first one enumerated in the Bill of Rights. Without free speech, we can never truly pursue the life, liberty, and happiness that Thomas Jefferson so famously laid out in the Declaration of Independence.

As Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, I am proud to be part of an industry that is both a beneficiary of and a champion for the First Amendment and freedom of speech. Not only do the stories we tell entertain audiences; they expand culture, educate and inform, and advance...

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