Hollywood Studios Turn to Political Spin Doctors to Fix Image

Political junkies know Mark Fabiani and Chris Lehane as ruthless Democratic spin doctors who’ll stop at nothing to take down a challenger. Now, the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers has signed up the duo to help it reverse its woeful public image as it does battle with the striking writers, The Los Angeles Times reports.

The AMPTP is also bringing in a third political pro, Steve Schmidt, who worked on President Bush’s 2004 re-election and is now a close adviser to Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Whether an image makeover will help the producers remains to be seen.