11 Sep 2021

We await your response. Despite your attempt to divide ATA members by trying to sign them directly in your “code”, in violation of Section 4(a) of the AMBA, you can be sure that all ATA members will continue to defend all our clients, including writers, and reject your self-“takeover”, which we believe are not just writers, but also countless others in the industry to come. Decades would hurt. And your timing couldn`t be worse, since you chose to do so at a time when the creative community is more challenged than ever and threatened by global groups armed with billions of dollars and new technologies that are rapidly being adopted around the world. ATA members will be united in this matter and will only accept a negotiated agreement that we believe is in the best interest of our customers. • This describes both parties` expectations for employment. “We would also like to take this opportunity to address some specific – and objectively false – claims you have made to your members and the public, in the hope that this game can stop and that we can begin the serious work to reach a new agreement. They claim that the guild has the authority to make a “power takeover,” remake Hollywood, and impose far-reaching changes that affect not only writers and agents, but also actors, directors, producers, and even studios. . . .