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Archive for tag: merger

Writers Guild of America West Backs Blocking AT And T-Time Warner Merger

20 November, 2017 (16:07) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

  By Dave McNary @Variety_DMcNary November 20, 2017 3:03PM PT * The Writers Guild of America has strongly endorsed the U.S. Department of Justice’s suit to block the AT&T–Time Warner merger.The lawsuit was filed Monday afternoon in U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia, setting up a potential courtroom showdown. * The WGA West, […]

SAG-AFTRA Presidential Election Heats Up as Candidates Launch Attacks

1 August, 2017 (13:20) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

Dave McNary Film Reporter @Variety_DMcNary August 1, 2017 | 12:29PM PT SAG-AFTRA’s election has gone into the hot zone with adversaries denouncing each other in a bid to sway the 144,000 performer members. The key race is for the presidency, with incumbent Gabrielle Carteris heading the Unite for Strength slate and facing a challenge from […]

Hollywood Credit Union Mega-Merger In Works!

8 June, 2017 (00:31) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

by David Robb June 7, 2017 4:41pm EXCLUSIVE: Two of Hollywood’s biggest and oldest credit unions are becoming one, the latest in a series of mergers that have consolidated many of the industry’s member-owned, nonprofit financial cooperatives. The latest tie-up will fold the Musicians’ Interguild Credit Union, with its $73 million in assets, into the […]

SAG-AFTRA Blasts Accusatory Letter as Hollywood Labor Turmoil Accelerates!

22 April, 2017 (12:24) | 2016, 2017 | By: Arlin Miller

11:04 AM PDT 4/22/2017 by Jonathan Handel With a potential Writers Guild strike looming, SAG-AFTRA is suddenly drawn towards a whirlpool by an election-season letter on the eve of the actors’ own studio negotiations. A day after a group of nine actors, including former SAG president Ed Asner, sent SAG-AFTRA a long letter alleging “breach […]

SAG-AFTRA’s Six-Month Video Game Strike Left Out Of Highlight Reel For Merger Anniversary.

21 April, 2017 (15:52) | 2016, 2017 | By: Arlin Miller

by David Robb  April 21, 2017 10:26am SAG-AFTRA has posted a new video on its website celebrating the fifth anniversary of the merger of SAG and AFTRA. “A lot has happened in the last five years,” notes the video , but it fails to make any mention of a key event in the merged union’s […]