Veteran negotiator Carol Lombardini has been named president of the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers (AMPTP).
Lombardini has been acting president since April, when longtime president Nick Counter retired from the helm of the AMPTP, the industry’s bargaining representative in labor negotiations with the motion picture industry guilds and unions in the United States and Canada.
“I’m honored to be named president of the AMPTP at such a pivotal moment in our industry,” Lombardini said. “I look forward to leading the AMPTP as the businesses of our member companies evolve.
"The most important challenge we face is finding ways for the companies and guilds and unions to reach agreements that do everything possible to keep the business vital,” she added.
Barry Meyer, Warner Bros. chairman-CEO, said in a statement, "On behalf of the AMPTP member companies, we are very pleased that Carol will be the next president of the AMPTP. She has a proven track record as a negotiator, deep knowledge of labor issues and excellent relationships throughout the industry with guilds, unions and the member companies alike."
Lombardini has played an instrumental role in more than 300 major guild and union contract negotiations during her 27-year career at AMPTP.
As AMPTP president, she will be the industry’s chief negotiator on more than 80 industry wide collective bargaining agreements on behalf of more than 350 motion picture and television producers.
Since being named acting president in April, Lombardini has negotiated new collective bargaining agreements with the Screen Actors Guild (television animation), Teamsters Local 399 (location managers), IATSE 839, IATSE 764, BC Council and the Directors Guild of Canada.