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Hollywood Jews and the FTC Report

Pushing for self-regulation, some in the enterainment industry acknowledge that violent content does have an effect.

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/hollywood_jew/article/hollywood_jews_and_the_ftc_report_20000922

Leading Jewish Hollywood executives and directors responded with a sense of shame this week to the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) report criticizing the marketing of media violence to minors. Reached by phone, they spoke with The Jewish Journal about how they struggled to reconcile their sense of social and moral responsibility with the demands of the marketplace. Many felt the challenge of balancing the task of self-regulation from within the industry against the evil of censorship from the outside. Others spoke of a more personal balance, played out against a highly charged political atmosphere: deciding how much of the entertainment industry's product their own children can watch.

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