160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! JACK Valenti’s influence as Hollywood’s most vocal representative has affected nearly everyone in America. Valenti, head of the film industry’s trade group, the Motion Picture Association of America, for almost 40 years, leaves a long legacy on the medium beloved by the world. It includes the motion picture ratings system, which helps people tell which movies are suitable – and not – for their kids. He was the industry’s most important player over the years. Valenti might be gone, but we will continue to feel his influence on the movie business for years to come. How’s that for a Hollywood ending?