By Jennifer Martinez - 12/20/12 11:08 PM EST
"Thus, I have reached out to the administration to express our support for the President’s efforts in the wake of the Newtown tragedy," he said. "Those of us in the motion picture and television industry want to do our part to help America heal. We stand ready to be part of the national conversation.”
Dodd represented Connecticut for more than 30 years before taking the helm at the MPAA. In the statement, Dodd extended his condolences to the community in Newtown.
“As a citizen of Connecticut and having represented the people there for 36 years in Washington, I have been shocked and profoundly saddened by this tragedy," Dodd said. "My heart goes out to the community as I know they will carry this pain with them long after the spotlight on Newtown has dimmed."