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EEOC: Major Studios Failed To Hire Female Directors; Lawsuit Looms!

15 February, 2017 (23:18) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

  by David Robb  February 15, 2017 9:51am February 15, 2017 9:51am EXCLUSIVE: The EEOC is in settlement talks with the major studios to resolve charges that they systemically discriminated against female directors. “Every one of the major studios has received a charge contending that they failed to hire women directors,” a knowledgeable source told […]

DGA Names Russ Hollander To Succeed Jay Roth As New Chief Executive!

6 February, 2017 (00:57) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

by David Robb  February 5, 2017 9:30pm EXCLUSIVE: Russ Hollander will be the DGA’s next chief executive succeeding Jay Roth, who is retiring in May after leading the guild for more than two decades. The appointment was made Sunday at a meeting of the guild’s national board of directors. Related DGA National Executive Director Jay […]

Hollywood Teamsters Ordered to Modernize Bylaws!

23 January, 2017 (15:16) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

  By David Robb  January 23, 2017 1:34pm The International Brotherhood of Teamsters has ordered Hollywood’s Teamsters Local 399 to modernize its bylaws. The local, already one of the industry’s most progressive unions, has been instructed to tell its members that they cannot discriminate against a fellow worker based on “mental disability” and “gender identity.” Under the […]

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

22 January, 2017 (00:27) | 2016 | 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 […]

Department Of Labor Finds $750,000 Misappropriated From SAG Pension & Health Plans!

20 January, 2017 (18:40) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

by David Robb January 20, 2017 1:57pm The U.S. Department of Labor has found that more than $750,000 was misappropriated from the SAG Pension & Health Plans, according to guild sources familiar with the probe. The money has been repaid by the Plans’ insurer, and the DoL’s investigation was closed last month. Guild sources say […]