Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP)
- Homepage: http://www.amptp.org/
May 2007: "Since 1982, The Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers (AMPTP) has been the primary trade association with respect to labor issues in the motion picture and television industry.
As the entertainment industry’s official collective bargaining representative, the AMPTP is responsible for negotiating with virtually all the industry’s guilds and unions, including the American Federation of Musicians (AFM); American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA); Directors Guild of America (DGA); International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE); International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW); Laborers Local 724; Screen Actors Guild (SAG); Teamsters Local 399, and Writers Guild of America (WGA).
The AMPTP negotiates 80 industry-wide collective bargaining agreements on behalf of over 350 motion picture and television producers (member companies include studios, broadcast networks, certain cable networks and independent producers)."http://www.amptp.org
July 2008: 'Any further delay in reaching a reasonable and comprehensive agreement does a disservice to the thousands of working people of our industry who are already being seriously harmed by the ever-worsening de facto strike,” the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers said in a statement.'http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/11/business/11sag.html
May 2008: "The agreement between the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and the producers builds pressure on another, bigger actors union, the Screen Actors Guild, to craft a similar solution. SAG’s talks over a new contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers — which is set to expire at the end of June — stalled earlier this month, but were set to resume later on Wednesday. The most difficult issue in the talks with Aftra surprisingly did not hinge on compensation of artists for work in new media, as during the recent three-month writers’ strike. Instead, it had to do with the granting of permission. Actors have traditionally had the right to approve the use of clips from their work on television. But producers had asked for the ability to use clips on the Web without permission from each actor, arguing that flexibility was needed to counter the widespread piracy of shows on the Internet."http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/29/business/media/29studio.html
May 2007: "In tandem with the shift in its ratings policy, the Motion Picture Association and an allied producers group, the Alliance of Motion Pictures and Television Producers, said on Thursday that they would join “Hollywood Unfiltered,” an initiative by the Entertainment Industry Foundation to reduce smoking among film industry workers and to spread information about the health effects of tobacco."http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/11/business/media/11smoking.html
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Jul 11, 2008 Leaders of Actors’ Union Call Offer Unacceptable
QUOTE: S.A.G., Hollywood’s dominant actors’ union with some 120,000 members, has been embroiled in increasingly rancorous negotiations with television and movie producers over a new contract since spring. Worried about a potential strike, studios have slowed production, particularly on movies, to a near halt until the matter is resolved, leading to what many refer to as a de facto strike.
New York Times May 28, 2008 Studios Reach Deal With TV Actors
QUOTE: Hollywood took another step toward labor peace Wednesday morning, as a union representing television actors reached a tentative three-year deal with production companies after talks had become stuck over the re-use of performers’ images on the Internet.
New York Times May 11, 2007 Puffing Away That PG Rating
QUOTE: Under the new policy, a film’s rating will consider all tobacco use, rather than just teenage smoking, as in the past. But the board stopped short of guaranteeing that tobacco use would be considered as heavily as sex, violence or drug use in assigning a rating.
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