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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.

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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 These agreements are superseded by the contracts that are ultimately agreed to at the end of these strikes.


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