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WGA East’s Council Asks Members To Authorize Strike!

28 March, 2017 (22:10) | 2016 | 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 | 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 | 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 […]

Tax Incentives Boost On-Location Filming In L.A. To Record Levels!

17 January, 2017 (14:10) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

by David Robb January 17, 2017 12:00pm On-location film and TV production hit record levels in Los Angeles last year – at least in recent years – thanks in large part to the state’s upgraded $330 million annual film incentives program. On-location feature film production was up 6.2% over 2015, and on-location TV production was […]

‘Empire’ Co-Creator Lee Daniels Sued by SAG-AFTRA Over Non-Payment of Residuals!

9 December, 2015 (14:43) | 2015 | By: Arlin Miller

Dave McNary Film Reporter@Variety_DMcNary UPDATE, 10:43 p.m. — SAG-AFTRA has sued Lee Daniels’ companies over their alleged failure to pay $335,000 in residuals to performers, along with other payments related to his 2005 film “Shadowboxer.” The performers union filed a complaint Tuesday in federal court in Los Angeles against Shadowboxer LLC and Lee Daniels Entertainment. […]