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2016

SAG-AFTRA Hit With Class Action Suit Over Streaming Music Service Fees

23 June, 2018 (00:06) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

    By Gene Maddaus @GeneMaddaus SAG-AFTRA and the American Federation of Musicians were hit with a class action lawsuit on Friday, alleging that the unions have a conflict of interest in their administration of streaming royalties. The two unions operate the Intellectual Property Rights Distribution Fund, which collects and distributes royalties for streaming and […]

WGA WestW Board Elections: 15 Candidates Will Vie For Eight Seats

21 June, 2018 (16:22) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

  By David Robb June 21, 2018 1:12 pm Fifteen candidates have been nominated to run for eight open seats on the WGA West’s board of directors, including incumbents Patti Carr, Jonathan Fernandez, Courtney Ellinger and former guild president Patric Verrone. The other candidates chosen by the guild’s nominating committee are Deric Hughes, David Slack, […]

Diversity Among Film Directors Remains Low, DGA Study Says

21 June, 2018 (12:24) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

  11:00 AM PDT 6/21/2018 by Jonathan Handel The Hollywood Reporter https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ “Every aspect of the entire system disadvantages women and people of color,” charged guild president Thomas Schlamme. Film directors remained overwhelmingly white and male among the movies released in 2017, a new Directors Guild of America study finds. Just 12 percent of helmers […]

WGA East Survey Finds “Significant Barriers” To Reporting Sexual Harassment; Many Cite Inadequate Employer Training

19 June, 2018 (22:50) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

  by David Robb June 19, 2018 6:32pm A survey about sexual harassment conducted by the WGA East has found that there are “significant barriers to people reporting when they have experienced sexual harassment,” according to Lowell Peterson, the guild’s executive director. Among those obstacles to reporting, he wrote in a recent letter the guild’s […]

The Buck stops Here!

19 June, 2018 (20:10) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

“The buck stops here” is a phrase that was popularized by U.S. President Harry S. Truman, who kept a sign with that phrase on his desk in the Oval Office. The phrase refers to the notion that the President has to make the decisions and accept the ultimate responsibility for those decisions. Our current president […]