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WGA Members Still Paying For Last Strike!

27 March, 2017 (17:06) | 2016 | 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 | 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, […]

Directors Guild Extends National Exec Director Jay Roth’s Contract to 2017

8 July, 2015 (15:07) | 2015 | By: Arlin Miller

Dave McNary Film Reporter@Variety_DMcNary   The Directors Guild of America has given a two-year contract extension to longtime national executive director Jay D. Roth through 2017. “Twenty years ago, we were able to coax Jay out from a highly successful private practice,” said DGA president Paris Barclay. “He’s since been the primary architect of our collective […]

Location Filming in LA Down!!!

15 January, 2014 (15:59) | 2014 | By: Arlin Miller

On Location Location filming in L.A. down sharply in last 20 years, report says http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-on-location-20140114,0,7107787.story#ixzz2qVrp77CF By Richard Verrier January 14, 2014, 12:00 p.m. Despite gains in feature and television production last year, Los Angeles experienced whopping losses in location film activity over the last two decades as Hollywood took its show on the road, according […]