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2016

SAG-AFTRA Election Ballots Go Out Against Backdrop of Contract Ratification

27 July, 2017 (13:44) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

Dave McNary Film Reporter @Variety_DMcNary July 26, 2017 | 05:18PM PT About 144,000 SAG-AFTRA election ballots have started hitting performers’ mailboxes this week — only one week after union members were asked to ratify a three-year successor deal to the master contract. As a result, the question of whether to ratify the contract is the […]

Lawsuit Claims Mismanagement Of Musicians Union’s Troubled Pension Plan

26 July, 2017 (17:42) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

by David Robb July 24, 2017 5:09p The American Federation of Musicians’ beleaguered $2 billion pension plan, which had a $122 million shortfall last year, has been hit with a class-action lawsuit that claims its trustees have made a series of risky investments that have endangered the pensions of thousands of musicians. The suit, filed […]

WGA West Members Facing Higher Health Care Costs

24 July, 2017 (17:49) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

Dave McNary Film Reporter @Variety_DMcNary July 24, 2017 | 03:08PM PT Members of the Writers Guild of America West will face higher health costs next year, the guild’s leaders have told members. The missive was sent Monday to the 9,000 members of the WGA by president Howard Rodman, VP David A. Goodman, secretary-treasurer Aaron Mendelsohn, […]

SAG-AFTRA Presidential Candidate Pete Antico Challenges Field to Debate!

24 July, 2017 (00:38) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

6:06 PM PDT 7/23/2017 by Jonathan Handel  Hollywood Reporter @Handel The incumbent says She’ll consider it, a key challenger didn’t respond and the two dark horses indicated willingness  SAG-AFTRA presidential candidate Pete Antico has challenged the other four candidates to a debate, he announced Sunday in an email to The Hollywood Reporter. “Consider this a formal […]

David A. Goodman Running Unopposed for WGA West Presidency

21 July, 2017 (20:55) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

Dave McNary Film Reporter @Variety_DMcNary  Photo: J. Terrill/AP/REX/Shutterstock July 21, 2017 | 05:18PM PT David A. Goodman, longtime executive producer on “Family Guy,” will become the next president of the Writers Guild of America West, succeeding Howard Rodman in the post. Rodman announced last month that he would not seek another two-year term. Goodman had […]