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GA Contract Talks Start Monday: Will Strike Threat Force Script Speed-ups – Again?

10 March, 2017 (17:38) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

  by David Robb  March 10, 2017 1:12pm Negotiations for a new WGA film and TV contract get underway Monday, and if the two sides fail to reach an agreement in a couple of weeks, expect a rush to get film scripts completed in anticipation of a strike come May 1, when the union’s current […]

L.A.’s Holiday Filming Restrictions Are Longest In The Country and Getting Longer –And Support from Down Under!

7 November, 2016 (17:01) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

  by David Robb November 7, 2016 3:10pm  Holiday filming restrictions in Los Angeles, which already were the longest in the country, just got longer. This year’s annual restrictions on filming in LA.’.s commercial districts will last for 43 days – two days longer than in 2015. Related California’s $330M Film Incentives Are Working as […]

Vid Game Companies Launch Website to Give Their Side of Actors’ Strike

28 October, 2016 (12:41) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

by David Robb October 28, 2016 10:47am  The 11 video game companies struck by SAG-AFTRA have launched a website – sagaftravideogames.com – to give their side of the actors’ strike, which is now entering its second week. “This is a strike that did not have to happen,” the site says. “SAG-AFTRA never communicated to its […]

Federal Mediator Joins SAG-AFTRA Video Game Contract Talks!

19 October, 2016 (21:31) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

by David Robb October 19, 2016 3:16 pm EXCLUSIVE: After three days of intense bargaining, negotiations for a new SAG-AFTRA video game contract have deadlocked and a federal mediator will be called in this afternoon in an attempt to head off a threatened strike. The main issue is the union’s demand that performers receive an […]

On-Location TV Shoots In Los Angeles Are Up, But Filming Is Down!

13 October, 2016 (14:04) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

by David Robb October 13, 2016 12:07pm On-location TV production is booming in Los Angeles, thanks in part to California’s $330 million annual film incentives program. “Approximately one fourth of all local (on-location) TV drama and TV comedy production is incentive-driven,” FilmL.A. said in its latest quarterly report released today. Even so, three-fourths of TV comedies […]