Meet Mr. Hollywood
By Jesse Freund

(Business 2.0) – When Dan Glickman takes the reins as the new president and chief executive of the Motion Picture Association of America on Sept. 1, he'll have some big Ferragamos to fill. His predecessor, Jack Valenti, was known for his deep Rolodex and fine-tuned political instincts. Does Glickman have what it takes to be Hollywood's new leading man? A former Democratic congressman from Kansas, secretary of agriculture under President Clinton, and Disney lobbyist, Glickman possesses the requisite mix of Tinseltown cred and Beltway savvy. He'll need it. With the industry in a panic over digital piracy, Glickman says intellectual-property protection will top his agenda.