841.4061 Motion Pictures/187: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Kennedy)

1209. Your 1975, October 9, 1 p.m. Hays11 has been studying problem with heads of various companies and is hopeful of an early agreement which would make possible certain proposals which it is believed would be acceptable to the British Government and still be sufficient to safeguard the present and future needs of the industry. Mr. Hays is hopeful therefore that no final decision will be made by the British before further proposals covering minimum withdrawals necessary for continued operations can be presented by the American interests which should be within the next few days. Hays has asked me to express to you his deep appreciation for your splendid efforts on behalf of the motion picture interests.

Unless you perceive an objection to such a course, it is suggested that you immediately bring the foregoing considerations to the attention of the British authorities.

  1. Win H. Hays, president of Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, Inc.