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Wow! Now I don’t have to reveal My age!

September 26, 2016 (13:05) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

Old Man on a Walker by Lightninglizard on DeviantArt

Thanks to our good CA governor,  actors no longer have to reveal ages when submitting photos for acting jobs!  Hey,  I could get hot!  Huh!  Did I touch up my pic?   Well…ah, maybe just a tad!

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California Passes Law Requiring Removal of Actor Ages by Database Sites!

September 24, 2016 (22:28) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

 

September 24, 2016 | 05:15PM

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation requiring entertainment database sites, such as IMDb, to remove an actor’s age if requested by the actor.

The legislation, authored by Majority Leader Ian Calderon (D-Whittier), was signed into law on Saturday by Brown, according to the governor’s website.

“Subscribers should have control over whether their age and date of birth are posted on subscription websites used for employment purposes,” Calderon said in June, when the measure passed the Senate Judiciary Committee. “AB 1687 provides a necessary clarification in the law that will help prevent age-based discrimination for individuals seeking employment in the entertainment industry.”

SAG-AFTRA lobbied for the legislation with President Gabrielle Carteris urging members last week to contact Brown.

“Age discrimination is a major problem in our industry, and it must be addressed,” she said in a Sept. 16 post. “SAG-AFTRA has been working hard for years to stop the career damage caused by the publication of performers’ dates of birth on online subscription websites used for casting like IMDb. We are now in the final stages of securing the enactment of a California law that would help combat age discrimination by giving performers the right to request the removal of their date of birth when it’s included on online subscription sites.”

Opponents of the bill contended that removal of factually accurate age information across websites suppresses free speech.

Calderon said AB 1687 specifies that online entertainment employment service providers have five days to comply with a subscriber’s request to remove age information.

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Ah yes actors we are living in a new age!  Huh?  Can I mention the age?  Ah again…better not!
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Deluxe Technicolor Digital Cinema Employees Vote To Join IATSE!

September 22, 2016 (21:12) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

Deluxe Film Editors

EXCLUSIVE: By a vote of 43-20, employees of Deluxe Technicolor Digital Cinema tonight voted to join IATSE and its postproduction local the Motion Picture Editors Guild. This comes a year after postproduction technicians and artists at Deluxe’s Culver City unit on the Sony lot overwhelmingly jumped into the union game.

The election was overseen by the National Labor Relations Board.

This particular further unionization of Deluxe employees comes after what sources tell me was a very heated campaign on both sides.

“This is yet another move toward fairness in our industry,” a source with knowledge of the election told Deadline.

For the approximately 70 technicians involved in the digital equivalent of film print production, promises were made by both Deluxe Entertainment and union officials of improved wages and other benefits — which ultimately by a margin of 68% the DTDC employees chose to go the union way.

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And the Union Beat goes on!

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WGA West Elections: Matthew Weiner & Glen Mazzara Among New Board Members!

September 19, 2016 (23:33) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

The WGA West said tonight that four newcomers have been elected to the guild’s 2016 board of directors along with four incumbents. The newly seated quartet includes former Walking Dead showrunner and Damien creator Glen Mazzara (1,732 votes of 2,440 ballots cast), Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner (1,597), longtime Grey’s Anatomy writer-producer Zoanne Clack (1,393) and 10-year guild veteran Courtney Ellinger (1,281).

Returning for additional two-year terms are incumbents 90210 alum Marjorie Da

 vid (1,525 votes), Rob the Mob scribe Jonathan Fernandez (1,480), Homeland writer-EP Chip Johannessen (1,394) and former WGAW president Patric M. Verrone (1,175).

Candidates who missed the cut were Ligiah Villalobos (1,103 votes), Ali LeRoi (791), David Slack (698), Keenen Ivory Wayans (667), Richard Keith (568). The guild reported a 26.7% percent turnout among its 9,120 eligible voting members. The ballot count was supervised by Votenet Solutions.

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And that’s the West of the story.

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Threats of Violence Mar Hollywood Teamsters Local 399 Election!

September 19, 2016 (01:09) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

EXCLUSIVE: Violence and the threat of violence have shaken Teamsters Local 399, which is in the midst of a bitterly contested election. A source tells Deadline that the home of the local’s leader, secretary-treasurer Steve Dayan, was recently vandalized. Last night, his opponents called off a rally “due to threats of violence.”

Dayan, who is seeking re-election, could not be reached Sunday night, and the alleged vandalism of his home could not be confirmed. However, the fear of retribution caused his opponents, running as a slate called Teamsters Strong and Reunited, to cancel a rally and fundraiser Sunday in Sylmar.

A statement posted on their website Sunday said that, “Due to the threat of potential violence, the Teamsters Strong and Reunited Slate has decided to cancel the planned rally today at MB2 Raceway. The safety of our families and children are paramount.”

Dayan heads up a slate called 399 Members First. His opponent is Mitch Masoner, a business agent under Leo Reed, the local’s previous leader. Kenny Farnell is running for president on Dayan’s slate, and Ed Duffy is running for vice president. Paul Schwanke is running for president on Masoner’s slate, and Gene Alford is running for vice president.

The Local 399 represents location managers, casting directors, studio drivers and animal handlers.

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Stay Safe All!

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