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Lucrative TV Residuals Frozen Again in New Union Agreements!

5 June, 2017 (10:58) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

7:30 AM PDT 6/5/2017 by Jonathan Handel jh@jhandel.comjhandel A primetime residuals freeze in the new DGA and WGA deals gets little attention, as does a slowdown in syndication residuals. As talks between SAG-AFTRA and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers continue in advance of a June 30 contract expiration, one thing isn’t in […]

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 […]

WGA Contract Talks Over For The Day, Will Resume Wednesday – Update

25 April, 2017 (18:58) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

by David Robb April 25, 2017 5:33pm UPDATED, 5:33 PM: Contract talks between the WGA and management’s AMPTP have recessed for the day and will resume Wednesday morning, the sides said. Related Chill On Rumors Of Netflix Side Deal As WGA Strike Authorization Looms PREVIOUSLY, 8:45 AM: Armed with strike authorization, WGA leaders return to 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 […]

(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 […]