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Archive for tag: 2016

WGA Says Estimated $156 Million in Increased Payments Would Be ‘Reasonable’

28 April, 2017 (18:50) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

Dave McNary Film Reporter @Variety_DMcNary April 28, 2017 | 02:21PM PT With no resolution in sight for contract negotiations, the Writers Guild of America is estimating that it would cost employers $156 million annually to increase payments to writers under its proposal to production companies. The WGA West, in a Friday afternoon post on its website, […]

On-location movie shoots in L.A. plummet in first quarter despite bigger state tax credits!

13 April, 2017 (14:32) | 2016, 2017 | By: Arlin Miller

BUSINESS COMPANY TOWN FilmL.A., the nonprofit organization that oversees on-location filming permits for the area, said in new report that movie shoots declined in the first quarter of 2017. (Mariah Tauger / For The Times) David Ng Contact Reporter The number of on-location movie shoots in the Los Angeles area plummeted in the first quarter […]

WGA Releases Trove of Data To Support Its Bargaining Position!

2 April, 2017 (16:25) | 2016, 2017 | By: Arlin Miller

by David Robb April 2, 2017 2:02pm The WGA has released a trove of data to support its bargaining position that writers are not sharing the record profits reaped by the major companies over the last decade. The union also released figures showing that its health plan is in dire condition – facing more than […]

WGA Members Still Paying For Last Strike!

27 March, 2017 (17:06) | 2016, 2017 | By: Arlin Miller

by David Robb March 27, 2017 2:54pm It’s been more than nine years since the last WGA strike ended, with another now looming, but guild members still are paying for it. According to the WGA West’s most recent report filed with the U.S. Department of Labor, 45 writers still owed the guild $392,883 in strike […]

SAG-AFTRA, ACTRA Partner on Unionization Initiative!

9 March, 2017 (12:32) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

Dave McNary Film Reporter@Variety_DMcNary March 9, 2017 | 09:55AM PT Performers’ unions SAG-AFTRA and ACTRAare developing a joint plan to address non-union production in North America. “Professional performers bring immense value to a production and it is crucial that they have strong union contracts protecting them,” said SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris. “Globalization and technology change […]