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Hollywood votes to lobby against laws on violence

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Fearing that lawmakers who blame Hollywood for recent acts of youth violence will strangle filmmakers' freedom, the Directors Guild of America voted Saturday to lobby against legislative restrictions and provide legal help to directors who become targets of "government intrusion."

The 21-member national board of directors unanimously approved a resolution that also calls for establishing a task force of leading directors to "explore and research the issue of violence."The task force would devise methods to educate guild members, the "creative community" and the public on violence and the "rights and responsibilities of Hollywood," the resolution said.

The guild represents about 11,000 film and television directors and assistants across the country.