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2016

WGA Members “Ready To Strike” After Round Of Pre-Contract Talks Meetings!

25 February, 2017 (17:03) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

by David Robb  February 25, 2017 3:56pm The threat of a writers strike continued to mount today as the WGA held the last of 11 membership informational meetings in advance of next month’s negotiations for a new film and TV contract. “We’re always ready for a strike,” a TV writer laughed as he left the […]

Writers Guild Sets Start Date for Contract Negotiations With Producers!

23 February, 2017 (17:12) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

  Dave McNary Film Reporter@Variety_DMcNary 0 February 23, 2017 | 02:10PM PT The Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers have set March 13 as the date for the start of negotiations on a successor deal to the master contract. The talks will be held at AMPTP headquarters in […]

Judge Pauses Enforcement of IMDb Actor Age Censorship Law!

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

Dave McNary Film Reporter@Variety_DMcNary February 22, 2017 | 04:14PM PT A federal court judge on Wednesday granted IMDb a preliminary injunction against California’s legislation requiring subscription entertainment database sites to remove an actor’s age, if requested by the actor. U.S. District Court Judge Vince Chhabria issued the ruling three months after IMDb filed a lawsuit […]

SAG-AFTRA Voices Support for ‘Free and Unencumbered Press’ Following Trump Attacks!

20 February, 2017 (22:26) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

––> Dave McNary Film Reporter@Variety_DMcNary 3 February 20, 2017 | 02:58PM PT SAG-AFTRA has issued a strong statement in support of a “free and unencumbered press,” three days after President Donald Trump attacked journalists from the New York Times, ABC, CBS, CNN, and NBC as “the enemy of the American people.” “As a union whose […]

A Watchdog Observation

20 February, 2017 (17:07) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

An “L”  of a difference of opinions on this Presidents Day.   The current President calls  media reports Fake News.  Many in turn observe his as Flake News! Arl The Ol’ SAGE Watchdog