Producers: Don't Blame Us For Strike

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Robert W. Welkos Los Angeles Times

With the Hollywood writers strike now in its second week, media coverage often describes the labor impasse as a dispute pitting writers against producers.

But a loose-knit group of 85 independent producers, many of them with credits on studio and independent films, wants to make it clear: They aren't the ones negotiating with writers, and they don't control how much -- or how little -- residuals writers receive.

To clarify their point, the informally organized group of producers signed a joint statement asking the print and broadcast media to quit referring to the strike between the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers as between "writers and producers."

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