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Archive for tag: 2016

MPAA: Film, TV Industry Paid Out $49 Billion in 2016

16 January, 2018 (17:27) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

Dave McNary  @Variety_DMcNary January 16, 2018 3:16PM PT The American film and television industry paid out $49 billion to local businesses across the country in 2016, according to the Motion Picture Association of America. The MPAA, which represents the six major studios, announced on Tuesday that the film and television industry supported 2.1 million jobs […]

SAG-AFTRA Members Ratify New Video Game Contract, Ending Longest U.S. Actors’ Strike

7 November, 2017 (22:38) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

by David Robb  November 7, 2017 7:09pm SAG-AFTRA members have voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new video game contract and end the longest actors’ strike in U.S. history. The 340-day strike, which was launched against 11 major companies on Oct. 21, 2016, was suspended on Sept. 25 when the union reached a deal with the […]

SAG-AFTRA Members Poised to Ratify New Video Game Contract

25 October, 2017 (22:26) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

by Dino-Ray Ramos October 25, 2017 8:51pm The tentative agreement that ended SAG-AFTRA’s 340-day strike against the video game industry appears headed towards easy ratification. Members meeting tonight in Los Angeles and New York to discuss the deal appear satisfied with its terms. Several members leaving the LA meeting told Deadline that they expect the deal to […]

Report Finds “Record Gains” For Female and Minority First-Time TV Directors

27 September, 2017 (12:01) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

 by David Robb September 27, 2017 10:00am In what could mark a turning point in the television industry’s diversity efforts, a new DGA report has found that first-time women and minority TV directors saw record gains this year, with more than twice as many freshman minority directors and nearly twice as many first-time female directors […]

SAG-AFTRA Video Game Strike Ends After a Year!

25 September, 2017 (21:19) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

Dave McNary  Film Reporter @Variety_DMcNary Twitter @Variety_DMcNary September 25, 2017 | 02:56PM PT SAG-AFTRA and the video game industry have reached an agreement to end the nearly year-long strike by the union. The two sides reached an agreement during the weekend. SAG-AFTRA held four raucous rallies during the strike. “We want to thank our counterparts […]