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Ambassador Sapiro Tours Walt Disney Studios in Los Angeles

Deputy United States Trade Representative Miriam Sapiro traveled to Los Angeles, California yesterday to witness innovative technology firsthand.

After leading a roundtable discussion with members of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), Ambassador Sapiro toured Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures facilities. While there, she discussed how USTR can help the entertainment industry grow and create jobs here at home. Innovation is a pillar of global economic development, with more than 2.4 million American jobs supported by the film and television industry.

Ambassador Sapiro spoke about USTR’s commitment to strong protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR) that supports American creativity and job creation. She also talked about the recent conclusion of the U.S.-Korea trade agreement. This agreement contains IPR provisions to protect the entertainment industry’s creations and services commitments that provide greater access to both the infrastructure (cable TV) and programming segments (content) of Korea’s media markets.

Ambassador Sapiro and Troy Dow, VP and Counsel for the Walt Disney Company
Ambassador Sapiro and Troy Dow, VP and Counsel for the Walt Disney Company