JOINT STATEMENT BY AFTRA, DGA, SAG, WGAE, W GAW ON THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE APPLE VIDEO iPOD

JOINT STATEMENT BY AFTRA, DGA, SAG, WGAE, W GAW ON THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE APPLE VIDEO iPOD

Los Angeles (October 12, 2005) -- As the representatives for the creative community we embrace new technologies that expand distribution of material featuring the work of our members. The announcement today unveiling the Apple iPod represents the latest chapter in the ongoing technological evolution of our industry. We have not yet heard from the responsible employers of our members,but we look forward to a dialogue that ensures that our members are properly compensated for this exploitation of their work.