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Archive for tag: David Robb

WGA East Survey Finds “Significant Barriers” To Reporting Sexual Harassment; Many Cite Inadequate Employer Training

19 June, 2018 (22:50) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

  by David Robb June 19, 2018 6:32pm A survey about sexual harassment conducted by the WGA East has found that there are “significant barriers to people reporting when they have experienced sexual harassment,” according to Lowell Peterson, the guild’s executive director. Among those obstacles to reporting, he wrote in a recent letter the guild’s […]

IATSE Leads Indie Film Crew On Strike In Puerto Rico

13 June, 2018 (12:44) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

  by David Robb June 13, 2018 10:36am Puerto Rico’s film industry still is recovering from the effects of Hurricane Maria, and now it’s been hit by a strike. Crew members working on a low-budget film called Selfie have walked off the job to protest what IATSE says is the company’s failure to pay crew […]

SAG-AFTRA Signs “Historic” Pact With ZEUS Streaming Service

12 June, 2018 (15:03) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

  by David Robb June 12, 2018 1:40pm SAG-AFTRA has reached what it’s calling a “historic” agreement with ZEUS, the new subscription streaming service, to provide coverage for its content and a pathway to union membership for ZEUS content creators. Related ‘Preachers’ Producer Lemuel Plummer Joins With Social Media Celebrities King Bach, Amanda Cerny… The […]

Gail Berman And Lucy Fisher Elected PGA Presidents In Guild First

9 June, 2018 (23:22) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

  by David Robb June 9, 2018 6:30pm Gail Berman and Lucy Fisher have been elected presidents of the 8,500-member Producers Guild of America – the first time two women have held the trade group’s co-equal presidencies. They ran unopposed and succeed Gary Lucchesi and Lori McCreary, who held the posts since 2014. Berman, whose […]

(Afterthought Added) WGA East Mounts New Effort To Link Diversity To NY Film Tax Credits

5 June, 2018 (13:14) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

  **(Afterthought Below) by David Robb June 5, 2018 10:32am Rex/Shutterstock The WGA East and its supporters in the New York Assembly are taking another crack at a bill that would link diversity hiring to the state’s $420 million-a-year film incentives program. Gov. Andrew Cuomo vetoed a similar bill in December, saying the incentives program […]