Lots of chatter going on in our comments section regarding all those secret meetings in the Temple of Doom to set salary caps for freelancers.
We are not surprised, seeing as how the AEMA clearly states their mission:
"To collect and make available industry statistics, economic data and other similar information."
Even if all the rumors are true, we don’t see anything sinister afoot. This is about creative shops trying to stay afloat as the studios continue to cut budgets while still demanding the usual absurd volume of work.
Ask yourself: if you were one of those REAL big shots who run the corporations that run the studios, how much would you think some bleary-eyed drone cranking out movie posters was worth?