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Rory
Shedden

CEO

Favourite Movies

All time top three

  • The Tiny Map of Perfect Things
  • Bill and Teds Excellent Adventure
  • There Will Be Blood

Favourite Actors

  • Ralph Fiennes
  • Marion Cotillard
  • Charlie Chaplin

Favourite TV Programmes

  • Star Trek (original series)
  • The Sopranos
  • Fawlty Towers

Perfect Movie Experience?

Coming in from a cold, winters evening to a beautiful old arthouse cinema. But usually it’s a seatback screen on a plane…

Favourite Quote?

I first saw this at the JFK library in Boston and it’s now etched into my mind (even if it’s not clear he ever said it)

“One Person Can Make A Difference and Everyone Should Try”

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Rory became MPLC CEO in 2021.  He is passionate about the role MPLC plays in the entertainment industry – protecting the intellectual property of our rights holders and helping to educate businesses around the world on the importance of public performance rights.

Under Rory’s leadership MPLC is growing quickly, embracing technology and building a high-performance culture founded on trust, transparency and collaboration.  

He brings years of experience leading teams and organisations through periods of transformational change and growth.  This has taken Rory around the world and he’s lived and worked in Europe, Asia and the USA.  He is active in his professional institute, ICAS, and is a mentor to several of their up and coming members.

Rory lives outside London, UK although he’s often traveling between MPLC’s offices in the UK, USA and across the world.

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