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WGA Establishes Strike Fund In Preparation For Walkout!

25 April, 2017 (12:47) | 2017 | By: Arlin Miller

by David Robb April 25, 2017 11:15am EXCLUSIVE: In a clear sign the WGA is gearing up for a possible strike, the WGA West is moving to establish a strike fund to assist members who will be facing financial hardships in the event of a prolonged walkout. A Strike Fund Committee has been established, and […]

WGA Strike could start on May First!

24 April, 2017 (23:01) | 2017 | By: Arlin Miller

WGA Members Approve Strike Authorization in Historic Turnout! by David Robb  April 24, 2017 4:30pm UPDATED with AMPTP statement: Film and TV writers are ready to take to the picket line next week, voting overwhelmingly to give their union leaders the authority to call a strike if this week’s final round of bargaining fails to […]

WGA Members Authorize Strike as Negotiations Resume Tomorrow!

24 April, 2017 (18:32) | 2016, 2017 | By: Arlin Miller

4:34 PM PDT 4/24/2017 by Jonathan Handel A resounding 96.3 percent voted yes. Writers Guild of America members have voted to authorize a strike against Hollywood studios and producers, the guild announced Tuesday in a letter to members obtained by The Hollywood Reporter. A walkout would start May 2, the union has previously said, if […]

SAG-AFTRA Board to Ask Outside Counsel to Review Misconduct Allegations!

23 April, 2017 (23:56) | 2016, 2017 | By: Arlin Miller

Dave McNary Film Reporter @Variety_DMcNary April 23, 2017 | 07:56PM PT The national board of SAG-AFTRA will ask outside counsel to review recent allegations of alleged misconduct by the union’s leaders. The board, in a statement passed unanimously on Sunday, also blasted the United Screen Artists Committee for making the allegations. Variety reported exclusively on […]

SAG-AFTRA Blasts Accusatory Letter as Hollywood Labor Turmoil Accelerates!

22 April, 2017 (12:24) | 2016, 2017 | By: Arlin Miller

11:04 AM PDT 4/22/2017 by Jonathan Handel With a potential Writers Guild strike looming, SAG-AFTRA is suddenly drawn towards a whirlpool by an election-season letter on the eve of the actors’ own studio negotiations. A day after a group of nine actors, including former SAG president Ed Asner, sent SAG-AFTRA a long letter alleging “breach […]