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is the head of the Classification and Rating Administration for the Motion Picture Association of America
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(MPAA), and was appointed to that position by Jack Valenti
Jack Joseph Valenti was a long-time president of the Motion Picture Association of America. During his 38-year tenure in the MPAA, he created the MPAA film rating system, and he was generally regarded as one of the most influential pro-copyright lobbyists in the world...
. She has been a member of that group since 1988 and was made its chair in 2000. She was featured in the documentary This Film Is Not Yet Rated
This Film is Not Yet Rated is a 2006 independent documentary film about the Motion Picture Association of America's rating system and its effect on American culture, directed by Kirby Dick and produced by Eddie Schmidt. It premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival and was released limited on...
, although she would not allow her image to be used. She is a registered Republican
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She personally hires all the members of the Classification and Rating Administration and is the only one whose identity is disclosed to the public.