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Archive for tag: 2007

Watchdog Way Back  Machine: SAG preps for talks!

19 May, 2017 (15:31) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

Let’s Go back to  19 April, 2007 (19:05) | 2007, SAG Politics | By: Arlin Miller | [e] — Unions mired in ongoing disputes By DAVE MCNARY  Variety SAG and AFTRA are inching toward the bargaining table over a new basic film-TV contract with the AMPTP next year, even though the two performers unions are […]

WGA Says Estimated $156 Million in Increased Payments Would Be ‘Reasonable’

28 April, 2017 (18:50) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

Dave McNary Film Reporter @Variety_DMcNary April 28, 2017 | 02:21PM PT With no resolution in sight for contract negotiations, the Writers Guild of America is estimating that it would cost employers $156 million annually to increase payments to writers under its proposal to production companies. The WGA West, in a Friday afternoon post on its website, […]

Studios And WGA Can’t Even Agree On Lost Revenues From Last Strike!

26 April, 2017 (15:36) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

by David Robb  April 26, 2017 2:30pm With only six days to go before film and TV writers could launch their second strike in a decade, labor and management still strongly disagree over the impact of the last strike – a troubling sign that could indicate the two sides aren’t seeing eye-to-eye about the WGA’s […]

Tensions Rise in Hollywood as Emboldened Writers Guild Renews Negotiations!

26 April, 2017 (00:39) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

  Dave McNary Film Reporter @Variety_DMcNary April 25, 2017 | 06:53PM PT With a possible writers strike starting in a week, tensions are rising markedly in Hollywood due to the massive uncertainty that’s been injected into the entertainment business. Studios and companies have been holding contingency meetings to plot out the scenarios that incorporate a […]

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 […]