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DGA Pension Plan Moves To Bolster Retirement Funds.

11 July, 2017 (16:15) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

by David Robb  July 11, 2017 1:55pm The DGA Pension Plan, which already was the industry’s most financially sound union pension plan, just got a little stronger. In a move to further ensure the plan’s ability to pay future retirees, its board of trustees have reduced its target rate of annual return on investments from 7.25% […]

Writers Guild Talks Going Down to the Wire as Hollywood Wonders Why!

26 April, 2017 (20:43) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

By Dave McNary,  Cynthia Littleton Variety April 26, 2017 | 06:13PM PT Indications are strong that industry negotiators will need be working down to the wire during the next five days to avoid a writers strike. Sources tell Variety that there have been mixed results from the past two days of contract negotiations Tuesday and […]

WGA East’s Council Asks Members To Authorize Strike!

28 March, 2017 (22:10) | 2016, 2017 | By: Arlin Miller

  by David Robb March 28, 2017 6:08pm In the second of a one-two punch that puts the WGA further along the road to a threatened strike against the film and TV industry, the WGA East’s council voted tonight in New York to seek strike authorization from the guild’s members. The vote comes a day after the WGA […]

Writers Guild Sets Start Date for Contract Negotiations With Producers!

23 February, 2017 (17:12) | 2016, 2017 | By: Arlin Miller

  Dave McNary Film Reporter@Variety_DMcNary 0 February 23, 2017 | 02:10PM PT The Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers have set March 13 as the date for the start of negotiations on a successor deal to the master contract. The talks will be held at AMPTP headquarters in […]

Writers Guild of America to Seek Streaming Compensation Hikes in Studio Contract Talks!

10 February, 2017 (12:20) | 2016, 2017 | By: Arlin Miller

By Dave McNary,  Cynthia Littleton  1 February 9, 2017 | 03:02PM PT Leaders of the Writers Guild of America are placing a premium on increasing coverage and compensation for writers in the digital arena, according to the union’s latest message to its 12,000 members. The WGA has started asking members to approve its “pattern of […]