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SAG-AFTRA Board Approves Proposals for Film and TV Contract Talks!

22 January, 2017 (00:27) | 2016, 2017 | By: Arlin Miller

by David Robb  January 21, 2017 11:42pm The national board of SAG-AFTRA has overwhelmingly approved the union’s package of proposals for its upcoming negotiations for a new film and TV contract. No date has been set for the negotiations, but the Writers Guild typically follows the Directors Guild, which recently concluded its talks for a […]

DGA Investigating Threats Against Members Working On Trump Inauguration!

19 January, 2017 (17:50) | 2016, 2017 | By: Arlin Miller

  by David Robb  January 19, 2017 5:17 pm  The Directors Guild is investigating threats against guild members working on the TV coverage of Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremonies. The anonymous threat, sent via email to more than 60 guild members, called Trump “the monster we all fear” and said “there is no need of naming […]

Dozens of SAG Awards Nominees Owed Unclaimed SAG Residuals.

17 January, 2016 (00:42) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

  by David Robb January 15, 2016 5:45pm When Carol Burnett steps onstage January 30 at the SAG Awards to accept the SAG Lifetime Achievement Award, somebody from the union should be waiting backstage to hand her a check. She and dozens of other stars expected to attend the guild’s annual awards show are owed […]

Teamsters To Meet With Producers In Hope of Averting Commercials Strike!

16 January, 2015 (18:06) | 2015 | By: Arlin Miller

  by David Robb January 15, 2015 3:26pm Teamsters Local 399 has scheduled a second contract-ratification meeting in an attempt to avert a strike against producers of TV commercials. Teamster leaders say that the new meeting, set for January 24, is being called “in anticipation of a revised offer” from producers. The first offer was […]

Women, Minority First-Time Directors Face Tough Time Getting Into TV Biz: DGA Study.

8 January, 2015 (16:17) | 2015 | By: Arlin Miller

by David Robb January 8, 2015 2:15pm * Women and minority episodic TV directors face a “significant hiring disadvantage” getting into the business because of their gender and race, according to a new five-year study by the Directors Guild of America. The report found that only 18% of all first-timers are female, and that only […]