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2016

‘Riverdale’ Car Crash Shines Spotlight on Decadeslong Safety Issues

22 September, 2017 (17:24) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

12:43 PM PDT 9/22/2017 by Jonathan Handel Hollywood reporter Just months before K.J. Apa was born, another entertainment-related auto crash claimed a life–and sparked a documentary.  But has anything really changed? The single-vehicle crash that destroyed Riverdale star K.J. Apa’s car last week left him without serious injuries, but others haven’t been so lucky in […]

SAG-AFTRA Sending Team To ‘Riverdale’ Set After K.J. Apa Crash

21 September, 2017 (18:22) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

by Anita Busch  September 21, 2017 4:47pm SAG-AFTRA will be sending up a team to the Vancouver set of the CW/Warner Bros.’ television production of Riverdale after one of the union’s 20 year-old stars — K.J. Apa — fell asleep at the wheel last week and crashed his automobile after he worked what Warner Bros. […]

Vice Media Video Employees Unionize With Writers Guild East and Editors Guild

21 September, 2017 (16:11) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

Dave McNary  Film Reporter @Variety_DMcNary September 21, 2017 | 01:25PM PT About 430 Vice Media employees have unionized, with the company management agreeing to be represented through the Writers Guild of America East and the Motion Picture Editors Guild. The decision, announced on Thursday, came after a third-party check confirmed that a majority of the […]

Women’s Media Summit Calls For Boycott Of Movies That Snub Female Filmmakers

20 September, 2017 (18:19) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

  by David Robb September 20, 2017 5:45pm The Women’s Media Summit, a group of more than 100 leaders from various industries, has issued a white paper outlining a plan of action for “eliminating gender inequity in U.S. entertainment media.” One of its strategies is to “boycott films that score poorly on gender equity.” Related […]

Willimon Elected WGA East President

19 September, 2017 (21:36) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

Dave McNary Film Reporter@Variety_DMcNary September 19, 2017 | 05:11PM PT Beau Willimon, the playwright and showrunner who launched Netflix’s “House of Cards,” has been elected to a two-year term as president of the Writers Guild of America East, following an unopposed campaign to succeed Michael Winship. The results were announced Tuesday evening in New York. […]