893.4061 Motion Pictures/3–2945: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Chargé in China (Atcheson)

509. The Hays Organization2 has informed the Department of the receipt by its company members of advices from Chungking that film remittances for 1945 (ReEmbs 2717 of June 26, 19443) will be computed on a changed basis which will reduce substantially the net earnings of American companies.

The Hays Organization has requested the Embassy’s assistance in obtaining a more reasonable arrangement in this matter and the Department would appreciate a report in the premises by airgram indicating especially whether there was any proper action which the Embassy was able to take in endeavoring to assist the American companies.

  1. The Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, Inc.
  2. Foreign Relations, 1944, vol. vi, p. 1038.