Joint Statement from the DGA, AMPTP, AFM, AFTRA, IATSE, SAG, Teamsters and WGA Regarding March 21, 2002 Runaway Production Meeting

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March 21, 2002

"Representatives from our organizations had a productive meeting today regarding the serious issue of runaway film and television production. The meeting included an exchange of information and ideas related to the causes and impact of runaway production, as well as a declaration of support for the various federal and state legislative initiatives aimed at keeping production in the United States. The guilds, unions and companies had a frank discussion about the scope of runaway production, and there was agreement that the complex nature of the problem merits the creation of an ongoing forum for us to examine how to cooperatively address this issue in a real and substantive way."