Study: It takes a village to fight obesity

Study: It takes a village to fight obesity

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) -- By 2030, U.S. obesity rates will increase 42 percent and the severely obese -- 80 pounds or more -- will rise from 5 percent to 11 percent, officials say.

Latino farmers to argue discrim case

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Latino farmers had planned to press a discrimination case in Washington Tuesday, arguing they were denied Agriculture Department loans based on their heritage.

Canada passes anti-piracy bill

TORONTO, June 23 (UPI) -- Hi, Jordy. Need to spell out MPCAA in first reference. tx, chuck

Smoking in films affects movie ratings

LOS ANGELES, May 10 (UPI) -- How a movie portrays smoking of any kind will determine its rating, the Motion Picture Association of America announced Thursday from its Los Angeles office.

MPAA wants to rehabilitate NC-17 rating

LOS ANGELES, March 11 (UPI) -- The chairman of the Motion Pictures Association of America, Dan Glickman, wants to make the NC-17 rating respectable.

Revisit NC-17 rating, MPAA chief asks

PARK CITY, Utah, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- MPAA chairman Dan Glickman asked independent movie executives at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah to embrace the NC-17 movie rating for edgier fare. The Motion Picture Association of America chief told the group that the Classification & Ratings Adminis

ShoWest told to aggressively market films

LAS VEGAS, March 15 (UPI) -- Hollywood is looking for a catchy slogan not unlike "Got Milk?," "Pork: The Other White Meat" and "Beef: It's What's for Dinner."

Operation Big Broom to sweep Asian pirates

BEIJING, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Motion Picture Association of America Chief Dan Glickman has announced "Operation Big Broom," an aggressive Asian-Pacific anti-piracy campaign.

MPAA challenges China to end film piracy

BEIJING, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Motion Picture Association of America chief Dan Glickman Tuesday challenged China to reduce film piracy and illegal DVD sales before the 2008 Olympics.

Problems with China piracy discussed

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- China's restrictions on foreign films helps piracy thrive, Motion Picture Association of America chief Dan Glickman told a Senate hearing Monday.

New MPAA chief says business is healthy

LOS ANGELES, March 16 (UPI) -- The head of the Motion Picture Association of America has told an industry group that the movie business is healthy, The Hollywood Reporter said Wednesday.

Hollywood execs' lobbyist woos GOP

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The new head of Hollywood's trade association, ex-U.S. Rep. Dan Glickman, D-Kan., said winning Republican support for his industry's agenda won't be easy. "I've got some bridge building to do," Glickman told Newsweek.

MPAA in new round of piracy lawsuits

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The movie industry has filed a second round of copyright lawsuits aimed at fighting online piracy of movie content, The Hollywood Reporter said Thursday.

Glickman new head of MPAA

WASHINGTON, July 1 (UPI) -- Former Kansas House member and Clinton administration agricultural secretary Dan Glickman has been tapped to head the Motion Picture Association of America.

MPAA steps up search for new chief

LOS ANGELES, June 24 (UPI) -- Hollywood studios are about to narrow their search for a replacement for the movie industry's top lobbyist, Jack Valenti, the Los Angeles Times said Thursday.
Dan Glickman
Motion Picture Association of America Chairman Dan Glickman speaks at a press conference held by the Congressional International Piracy Caucus to unveil the top five countries on its 2007 Priority Watch List, in Washington on May 17, 2007. Russia, China, Malaysia, Mexico and Canada topped the list. Glickman was joined by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA). (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)

Daniel Robert "Dan" Glickman (born November 24, 1944) served as the United States Secretary of Agriculture from 1995 until 2001, prior to which he represented the Fourth Congressional District of Kansas as a Democrat in Congress for 18 years. He is currently the Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).

He also serves on the board of directors of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the board of Friends of the World Food Program . Glickman is a Jewish-Freemason.

Glickman was born in Wichita, Kansas. The Glickman family operated Glickman Inc., a full-service scrap metal operation, since 1915 and Kansas Metal, an automobile and appliance shredder, since 1994. Glickman Inc. was founded by Jacob Glickman and later continued and expanded by Milton and Bill Glickman. With the death of Milton Glickman, Dan's father, in December 1999, Dan and his siblings Norman and Sharon Glickman carried on the family business until it was sold in 2002.

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