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Governor Bill Richardson Statement on Writers Guild Strike

November 06, 2007

NEW YORK, NY-- New Mexico Governor and Democratic Presidential candidate Bill Richardson today released the following statement on the ongoing strike by the Writers Guild of America:

"I support the writers in their strike for a fair deal. New Mexico has taken the lead nationally in offering significant incentives to curb the number of productions leaving the country and to keep United States productions here. As a result, we have become a leader in production volume outside of California and New York. So of course we are watching this situation closely.

"While I hope for a quick resolution to this strike in order to avoid any long-term impact on both the production community and the general public, I also recognize that the issue here is complex: how to distribute equitably the revenues generated from emerging distribution sources such as DVDs and the Internet. I am confident that all of the parties involved will see that it is in their mutual interest to come to a fair resolution sooner rather than later. The pot certainly is big enough for everyone.

"Plus, I do not want Stephen Colbert to have any second thoughts about getting out of the race."

Bill Richardson, Governor Bill Richardson Statement on Writers Guild Strike Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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