Harry Shearer used his recent keynote address at the Writers & Directors Worldwide annual congress in Venice to add his voice to the council’s call for fair remuneration for audiovisual creators. He also stressed the importance of unity in the battle for creators’ rights; a concept which is fundamental to Writers & Directors Worldwide’s international Audiovisual Campaign strategy.
Perhaps best known for his longstanding voice acting on The Simpsons (as Mr. Burns, Smithers, Ned Flanders and 20 other well-loved characters), Harry Shearer is also a multi award-winning actor, political satirist, comedian, film director, screenwriter, musician, producer, songwriter, author and radio broadcaster.
His keynote speech discussed the details of his own campaign for equitable treatment regarding the seminal 1984 film, This is Spinal Tap. Following this review, the congress passed a resolution to formally support Mr. Shearer and his three fellow creators in their “Fairness Rocks” movement.