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Ex-Sen. Dodd Cast in a New Role

Look out, Washington, Chris Dodd is back in action! This time, the former U.S. senator from Connecticut will be working for the Motion Picture Association of America, the lobbying arm of the Hollywood movie studios, Cnet News reports.

Dodd, who did not seek re-election last year after 30 years in the Senate, was hired as the new chairman and chief executive officer, the MPAA announced on Tuesday. He will start his new job on March 17.

As head of the MPAA, Dodd's main responsibility will be getting Washington to take more action to stop the theft of Hollywood's intellectual property.

"I am truly excited about representing the interests of one of the most creative and productive industries in America, not only in Washington but around the world," Dodd said in a statement, Cnet reports. "The major motion picture studios consistently produce and distribute the most sought after and enjoyable entertainment on earth. Protecting this great American export will be my highest priority."

Read more about Dodd's new role on the website of Cnet .

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