Useful Notes / AMPTP
"Hollywood isn't run by liberals, it's run by companies, and you can look for a pretty long time before finding a liberal on the board of directors of any of those companies."
"I know you make a living wage. I fought against it."
The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers: The collective face of the major studios, which enters into negotiations with Unions In Hollywood
and takes a hard line against labor.
During the 2007 Writer's Strike
the AMPTP was led by Nick Counter and represented the interests of essentially the same set of studios as the Motion Picture Association of America:
AMPTP contracts also cover nearly every studio or production house in Hollywood, but the minor studios are not represented in AMPTP decision-making, and frequently sign separate agreements with the unions during prolonged strikes. These agreements are superseded by the contracts that are ultimately agreed to at the end of these strikes.