Big Media and Anti-Trust Laws #VB69
April 23, 2009One Comment
Los Angeles, CA. In a ten minute video news blog the Full Disclosure Network® presents leaders of the Screen Actors Guild ( SAG) membership who point to the real danger of the proposed contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). They say the conditions are very similar to why Anti-Trust laws were enacted by the Congress years ago. And, the question is asked why are those laws are not being applied to the Big Media that now controls the production of movies and television, while distributing the product and transmitting it over cable companies and the internet that they also control.
Featured in the video news blog are:
- Scott Wilson, Screen Actors Guild Membership Leader
- Alan Rosenberg, President, Screen Actors Guild
- Edward Asner, former President of the Screen Actors Guild
- Ted Turner, Founder of Cable News Network
- Leslie Dutton, Moderator
The divided SAG leaders describe themselves as threatened with extinction or they call themselves “Moderates” who are more compliant with the power that controls the industry.
Ed Asner. Unhesitatingly describes the “moderates” as “walking softly and carrying a little stick” when it comes to negotiations. While Scott Wilson, says that “the collective bargaining is all about the Internet where the Big Media has a stranglehold”.
This is the first in a series of Full Disclosure Network® programs covering the future of Hollywood facing Media Consolidation and globalization and will it survive?