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WGA West Exec Director David Young Signs Four-Year Extension

1 June, 2018 (19:36) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

  By Dave McNary@Variety_DMcN Leaders of the Writers Guild of America West have given a four-year contract extension with a two-year option to exec director David Young, who organized the 2007-08 writers strike that rocked Hollywood. In a strong endorsement of Young’s 12-year tenure, the WGA West board unanimously voted to extend the exec’s contract. […]

‘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 […]

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

25 February, 2017 (17:03) | 2016, 2017 | 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 […]

Is TV Writers Income In Decline? Fact-Checking WGA Leaders’ Claims In Pre-Negotiations Manifesto!

17 February, 2017 (21:56) | 2016, 2017 | By: Arlin Miller

by David Robb  February 17, 2017 10:40am As negotiations between the WGA and the studios draw near, the drumbeat for a writers strike intensifies. As part of the union’s preparations for tough bargaining with the producers and a potential walkout, leaders of the WGA East and WGA West last week sent a letter to members, outlining top […]

SAG-AFTRA Board Extends David White’s Contract to 2020!

15 October, 2016 (19:02) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

Dave McNary Film Reporter@VariTumblr  October 15, 2016 | 04:28PM PT SAG-AFTRA’s national board has given a two-year extension to David White as National Executive Director to 2020. .The board voted unanimously on Saturday to extend White’s agreement to Oct. 11, 2020, effective immediately. Details of the agreement are confidential.  SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris, Executive Vice […]