11/14/2011 19:07 (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Tonight at the Hay Adams hotel overlooking the White House, the MPAA and the Centennial Celebration of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation held a reception honoring the 100th anniversary of President Reagan’s birth. President Reagan is a unique figure in American history who seamlessly transitioned from a movie set into the political arena while never losing his connection to the American people. The motion picture industry undeniably shaped Ronald Reagan’s role as president and forever changed the face of modern political communication. From his time in Hollywood to his days in the White House, President Reagan’s career spanned over fifty roles as an actor, six terms as president of the Screen Actors Guild, television host, Governor of the state of California, and President of the United States.
General Colin Powell, Jeff Bewkes, Chairman and CEO of Time Warner, Jim Gianopulos, Chairman and CEO of 20th Century Fox, Ron Meyer, President of Universal Studios, Fredrick Huntsberry, COO of Paramount Pictures, Ken Duberstein, former White House Chief of Staff, and Fred Ryan, President of the Reagan Foundation joined Senator Chris Dodd, Chairman and CEO of the MPAA to pay tribute to the 40th president's contribution to the motion picture industry.
Here are a few photos from the event: