Pact set with Central Prods. as leaders turn focus to master contract By Dave McNary The Writers Guild of America West has reached a deal with the production arm of Comedy Central, two months after the guild ordered members to stop working on a number of the cabler’s shows. WGA West leaders used the news [...]
Archive for category: 2012
Flash!!!! Radio News Bulletin!!! And, what the Current sag-AFTRA Leadership plans to do with our Background Actors!!!
The latest from former SAG USAN board member Tom LIgon on background actors and those actors who do ADR work: “…..but in an area so lacking in need of talent, experience and skill, the union could very easily demand that loop-group wranglers open up a percentage of their positions to BG regulars.” Hmmm, so according [...]
According to a post on the SAG Actor Bulletin Board, Craig Simmons, the former human resources director at SAG-Producers Pension and Health Plans, who was fired in March 2012, has emailed a friend that his upcoming lawsuit against SAG will be starting in two weeks. In the email he asserts that he hopes to [...]
Before we take a look at the document most SAG/AFTRA members have heard about but few have seen, let’s look at a couple of trade articles to put it proper context. ——— SAG/AFTRA Merger: Leaked Mercer Report Raises Questions About Opposition Lawsuit (Exclusive) by Jonathan Handel (2/23/2012) Does the 2003 study prove the anti-merger case [...]
2012 L.A. film shoots for TV dramas plummet while movies rebound By Richard Verrier LA Times January 8, 2013, 2:00 p.m. Filming on the streets of Los Angeles rose 4.7% in 2012 from a year earlier, thanks to a flurry of shoots for sitcoms and commercials and a modest increase in feature film activity. But [...]