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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 […]

Studios and Networks Rebuff DGA Diversity Push For “Rooney Rule”

13 February, 2017 (23:22) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

  by David Robb February 13, 2017 5:13pm While signatory film and TV companies talk a good game about increasing the opportunities for minorities and women, they have “categorically rejected” continuing proposals by the DGA to embrace a program similar to one adopted by the National Football League that’s meant to encourage teams to consider […]

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 […]

DGA Board Approves Contract Boosting Streaming Residuals!

29 December, 2016 (16:29) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

  Dave McNary Film Reporter @Variety_DMcNary December 29, 2016 | 12:37 PM PT Leaders of the Directors Guild of America have approved unanimously a tentative three-year successor deal on the master contract for directors with what’s touted as a major gain in streaming residuals. The DGA made the announcement Thursday. The national board’s approval of […]

Guilds Gear Up for Contract Talks With Producers!

30 November, 2016 (17:57) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

By Dave McNary,  Cynthia Littleton November 30, 2016 | 10:15AM PT Actors are showing renewed fire. Writers have healthcare concerns and parity issues. But the tone of master film and TV contract negotiations with the industry’s top employers will be set by directors. This story first appeared in the November 29, 2016 issue of Variety. […]