The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) announced, last week, that Joan Graves, the world's chief movie rater, will step-down and be succeeded by Kelly McMahon. McMahon, who has functioned as VP & General Counsel of the MPAA, has been dubbed 'deputy chair of the Classification and Rating Administration Board (CARA)'.
Charles Rivkin, CEO of the MPAA, lauded Graves for her long and loyal service and said that McMahon would continue "to shape the future of the rating system and continue the mission of helping parents make informed viewing choices for their children." As prior head of CARA, Graves viewed and rated over 12,500 movies during her tenure.
CARA, which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, has performed a great service for Hollywood in providing benchmark rating for, not only parents, but all moviegoers. Current rating classifications:
Cinema Mucho Gusto