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Did the Writers Guild Sandbag the Studios With Short Talks?

26 March, 2017 (15:33) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

1:05 PM PDT 3/26/2017 by Jonathan Handel The WGA brought a complex and expensive agenda to the negotiating table but allotted only two weeks, perhaps intending a quasi-impasse to tee up a strike authorization vote. As the current Writers Guild of America talks were being planned months ago, the union told studio negotiators that two […]

“Progress Being Made” At WGA Contract Talks!

17 March, 2017 (16:10) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

by David Robb March 17, 2017 3:38pm After a week of hard bargaining, a source close to the ongoing WGA contract talks told Deadline that “there is progress being made and it’s very cordial.” The negotiations, which began Monday, are being held under a strict media blackout at the Sherman Oaks offices of management’s Alliance […]

WGA Health Care Fix A Key To Successful Contract Talks!

13 March, 2017 (17:02) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

by David Robb March 13, 2017 3:27pm As negotiations begin today for a new WGA film and TV contract, expect big changes ahead for the WGA’s ailing Health Plan, which faces insolvency in three years at the current rates of income and expenditures. To save the plan, which has run deficits in all but one […]

Writers Feel Payday Crunch as TV Episode Orders Shrink!

1 March, 2017 (23:43) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

  By Cynthia Littleton,  Dave McNary  March 1, 2017 | 03:00PM PT Earlier this year, the Writers Guild of America sent out a survey asking its members what was on their minds as leaders prepared for contract talks with the major studios. The heat behind many of the responses surprised guild chiefs. This story first […]

Hollywood’s Union Pension Plans On Sound Financial Footing, Analysis Shows!

27 February, 2017 (18:38) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

By David Robb  February 27, 2017 3:41pm Despite the recent wave of difficulties facing multi-employer pension plans in other industries, Hollywood’s are on relatively sound financial footing, according to an analysis conducted for Deadline by the Illinois-based Society of Actuaries. And that’s good news for the industry’s retirees and future pensioners. DGA “Multi-employer pension plans […]