Film and television industry groups that met with the White House on Thursday evening vowed to engage in a "dialogue" over the issue of gun violence in America. "The entertainment community appreciates being included in the dialogue around the administration’s efforts to confront the complex challenge of gun violence in America," said a statement from the Directors Guild of America, Independent Film & Television Alliance, Motion Picture Assn. of America, National Assn. of Broadcasters, National Assn. of Theatre Owners, and National Cable & Telecommunications Assn. "This industry has a long-standing commitment to provide parents the tools necessary to make the right viewing decisions for their families,'' the group added. "We welcome the opportunity to share that history and look forward to doing our part to seek meaningful solutions."
The statement followed a two-and-a-hour meeting with the White House Task Force on Gun Violence led Vice President Joe Biden. He and other administration officials have been meeting with various groups to craft recommendations on how to stem gun violence in the wake of last month's shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut.