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

17 February, 2017 (21:56) | 2016 | 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 […]

(Added Take) DGA: Gains For First-Time Female & Minority TV Directors Slow But Steady.

17 August, 2016 (15:26) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

  by David Robb August 17, 2016 11:00am The number of female first-time episodic TV directors has nearly tripled since 2009, and the number of minority first-time helmers has nearly doubled, according to the latest report from the DGA. Even so, the vast majority of first-timers are white males: Of the 619 first-timers who got […]

TV productions soar in L.A. in the third quarter!

7 October, 2015 (11:44) | 2015 | By: Arlin Miller

Television production in the Los Angeles region surged in the third quarter, driven by a crop of new dramas receiving state film tax credits. By: L.A. Times, Richard Verrier | October 6, 2015 Overall television activity produced 4,308 shoot days in the three-month period ending Sept. 30 , up 12% over the same period a […]

(UPDATE!) Former SAG Manager Charged with Embezzling Over $54,000!

17 June, 2015 (18:24) | 2015 | By: Arlin Miller

June 17, 2015 | 04:34PM PT Dave McNary Film Reporter@Variety_DMcNary  UPDATED: A former Screen Actors Guild manager has been charged with nine federal criminal counts for allegedly embezzling more than $54,000 in union members’ residuals in 2010. The charges were filed on May 21 in the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles against Michelle Dancy, […]

Actress has “Finally” been informed that SAG-AFTRA has been “holding” $50,000 of her “Missing” residuals!

3 March, 2015 (19:03) | 2014, 2015, Biscuits | By: Arlin Miller

Look it ain’t no secret that SAG-AFTRA’s leadership ain’t busting their buns to track down members who are owed money!  There’s been plenty of stories in the trades and elsewhere that make that pretty obvious.  This excerpt from one reported a few years back: “It turns out that SAG has more than $17.5 million in […]