UPDATE, 6:38 PM: The Office of the Vice-President tonight released a photo of the two and a half hour meeting Thursday at the White House between representatives from the entertainment industry and the VP on gun violence.
PREVIOUSLY, 9:31 AM: Representatives from the entertainment industry will meet with Vice President Joe Biden today as he continues a series of meetings as part of his gun safety task force formed in the wake of the Newtown, CT school shooting. Motion Picture Association of America Chair/CEO Chris Dodd, Comcast EVP David L. Cohen, Directors Guild of America Executive Director Jay Roth, Independent Film & Television Alliance President/CEO Jean Prewitt, National Association of Broadcasters CEO Gordon Smith, National Association of Theatre Owners President John Fithian, along with representatives from Branded Entertainment and the National Cable and Telecommunications Association are scheduled to meet with Biden at 6 PM ET, according to a White House statement. Biden also is meeting with representatives of gun advocacy groups, including the National Rifle Association, as well as sportsmen and women and wildlife interest groups. Shortly after the Connecticut shooting, President Barack Obama appointed Biden to head a commission to come up with recommendations on gun policy by the end of January.