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Archive for tag: AFTRA

WGA Looks To Renegotiate Franchise Agreement With Talent Agent Group

5 March, 2018 (14:23) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

  by David Robb March 5, 2018 11:2 The WGA wants to renegotiate its franchise agreement with the Association of Talent Agents that governs how agencies represent writers. The contract, known as the Artists’ Manager Basic Agreement, “has not been renegotiated for 42 years and is completely out of date,” WGA West leaders told their […]

Esai Morales Threatens Election Fraud Complaint If “Petty Politics” Continue At SAG-AFTRA

17 August, 2017 (12:53) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

by David Robb  August 17, 2017 11:14am Esai Morales is on a mission. He’s running for president of SAG-AFTRA, but more importantly, he says, he’s on a crusade to change the union’s culture. The union’s current leaders, he says, have put their own “petty partisan politics over the needs of the members, and that needs […]

SAG-AFTRA Finalizes Field Of Candidates For President, Secretary-Treasurer

20 July, 2017 (23:27) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

    by David Robb July 20, 2017 7:10p It’s official: Five candidates have thrown their hats into the ring in the race to become president of SAG AFTRA. Incumbent Gabrielle Carteris will face off against challengers Esai Morales, Peter Antico, Robert B. Martin Jr. and Marilyn Monrovia. Three other candidates are running for national […]

Judge Blasts California Attorney General’s ‘Abuse of Power’ in IMDb Case

27 June, 2017 (18:38) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

Gene Maddaus Senior Media Writer @GeneMaddaus June 27, 2017 | 04:51PM PT A federal judge on Tuesday accused the California attorney general’s office of abusing its power in its ongoing legal battle with the Internet Movie Database. IMDb has sued to invalidate a state law that would require the site to remove actors’ ages from […]

Watchdog Way Back  Machine: SAG preps for talks!

19 May, 2017 (15:31) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

Let’s Go back to  19 April, 2007 (19:05) | 2007, SAG Politics | By: Arlin Miller | [e] — Unions mired in ongoing disputes By DAVE MCNARY  Variety SAG and AFTRA are inching toward the bargaining table over a new basic film-TV contract with the AMPTP next year, even though the two performers unions are […]