A gifted orator and communicator able to function proficiently and energetically with the various diverse cultures and changing circumstances of the Asia Pacific Region, Frank thrives in meeting the challenge of putting forward intelligent arguments to advance the issues at hand. He has also shown himself to be able to advocate effectively with those with whom he engages throughout the Asia Pacific region, including local and regional alliances that he has personally worked to forge over the years.
Christopher J. Dodd
United States Senator, 1998-2011
Chairman & CEO, Motion Picture Association, 2011-present
Smart and savvy lawyer in the IP field. Directly involved in negotiating free trade deals with numerous governments in East Asia and Oceania. Relentless in advancing the interests of his clients, yet perceptive of constraints and values of counterparties, most of whom come from diverse cultures.
Principal, MacroPacific Markets, 2004 – present
I’ve known Frank Rittman for over 20 years. He was in-house counsel to the Harry Fox Agency, the US counterpart of my former company and its parent, the National Music Publishers Association for many years. He’s hugely knowledgeable regarding copyright, the US legal and legislative system and contracts. After HFA and NMPA he went to Singapore as the MPAA’s man in Asia where he pursued copyright infringers and was intensively involved in trade agreement negotiations and related political issues. His knowledge of entertainment law, intellectual property, and the complex issues in the US and Asia make him uniquely qualified to advise on complex issues in this challenging territory.
President, Canadian Mechanical Reproductions Rights Agency, 1989-2013
I worked with Frank when he headed up the strategic and operational direction of Fox Agency International, a subdivision of the National Music Publishers Association and the Harry Fox Agency. With his tactical expertise in cross-national negotiation, he was an invaluable member of our digital think tank at NMPA. His counsel was invaluable in helping position our strategy in dealing with the legal and commercial issues posed by global digital distribution.
Manager, New Media & Synchronization, NMPA and The Harry Fox Agency, 1989-1999
Fran Lebowitz is an invaluable editor. Her knowledge and experience are beyond compare and any author would benefit from her creative and incisive decisions. On a personal note, she is also a great deal of fun to work with.
Alice Clark Platts
Author, Bitter Fruits (Penguin)
Fran’s network of international contacts and her cultural insight have been essential components of our continued development both in the United States and in Asia. She’s a valuable can-do, go-to asset for our business.