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SAG-AFTRA Presidential Election Heats Up as Candidates Launch Attacks

1 August, 2017 (13:20) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

Dave McNary Film Reporter @Variety_DMcNary August 1, 2017 | 12:29PM PT SAG-AFTRA’s election has gone into the hot zone with adversaries denouncing each other in a bid to sway the 144,000 performer members. The key race is for the presidency, with incumbent Gabrielle Carteris heading the Unite for Strength slate and facing a challenge from […]

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, […]

WGA Members Still Paying For Last Strike!

27 March, 2017 (17:06) | 2016, 2017 | By: Arlin Miller

by David Robb March 27, 2017 2:54pm It’s been more than nine years since the last WGA strike ended, with another now looming, but guild members still are paying for it. According to the WGA West’s most recent report filed with the U.S. Department of Labor, 45 writers still owed the guild $392,883 in strike […]

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 […]

Former Executive with Screen Actors Guild Pension Plan Pleads Guilty to Tax Charge Stemming for Failing to Report Income

16 November, 2015 (12:55) | 2015 | By: Arlin Miller

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, November 13, 2015 LOS ANGELES – The former chief information officer for the Screen Actors Guild’s Producers Pension and Health Plan (PPHP) has pleaded guilty to filing a false tax return in which he failed to report income he received from contractors hired to upgrade the PPHP computer system. Nader Karimi, […]