AMPTP chiefs issue joint statement


As the strike was officially ended late Tuesday with a 92.5% WGA member vote, AMPTP members issued a joint statement of joy and relief: “This is a day of relief and optimism for everyone in the entertainment industry.  We can now all get back to work, with the assurance that we have concluded two groundbreaking labor agreements – with our directors and our writers — that establish a partnership through which our business can grow and prosper in the new digital age.  The strike has been extraordinarily difficult for all of us, but the hardest hit of all have been the many thousands of businesses, workers and families that are economically dependent on our industry.   We hope now to focus our collective efforts on what this industry does best – writers, directors, actors, production crews, and entertainment companies working together to deliver great content to our worldwide audiences.”

Peter Chernin, Chairman and CEO, the Fox Group

Brad Grey, Chairman & CEO, Paramount Pictures Corp.

Robert A. Iger, President & CEO, The Walt Disney Company

Michael Lynton, Chairman & CEO, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Barry M. Meyer, Chairman & CEO, Warner Bros.

Leslie Moonves, President & CEO, CBS Corp.

Harry Sloan, Chairman & CEO, MGM

Jeff Zucker, President & CEO, NBC Universal