Updated at 4:14 p.m.
Miller & Chevalier this week told Congress it is lobbying for Hollywood interests in Washington.
The law firm is advocating for the Motion Picture Association of America Inc. on the customs valuation of products that carry digital media and disputes concerning market access in the Middle East and Southeast Asia, according to a lobbying registration form.
Miller is lobbying Congress, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and U.S. Customs and Border Protection, in addition to the Commerce and State departments.
Miller of counsel Jay Eizenstat, who is handling the account, couldn’t be reached immediately for comment. An MPAA spokesman declined to comment.
MPAA spent $870,000 on federal lobbying during the first half of 2011, according to congressional records. Lobbyists from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, K&L Gates, Capitol Tax Partners, Michael Torrey Associates and Mitch Rose Strategic Consulting assisted the film industry trade group in its Washington advocacy during that time.
The association and the firms lobbied on several matters, many of which concerned intellectual property and tax issues. MPAA counts Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Paramount Pictures Corp., Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp., Universal City Studios LLC and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. as its members.