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Rumored mediator: Jeffrey Katzenberg
Super mediation powers: Hes one of the wealthiest guys in Hollywood thanks to the success of almost every DreamWorks animation film ever made, and one of the most powerful too for the same reason. Hes a movie mogul who is also a household name.
Actual involvement: He reportedly tried to broker a back-door compromise that would bring the WGA and the AMPTP back to the negotiating table in late December. It didnt work. These days hes relegated to giving helpless shrugs (as reported by a Defamer reader) while driving past the picket lines.
Potential drawback: Although he styles himself as the artist-friendly mogul, a studio head isnt exactly Switzerland in this dispute.