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MPAA Slams USC Study That Claims State Tax Incentives Have “No Effect” On Jobs & Wages

14 September, 2016 (14:13) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

  by David Robb  September 14, 2016 1:02pm An assistant professor at USC who challenged the prevailing theory that state film tax incentives are good for their local economies has come under personal and professional attack by the MPAA, the industry’s leading booster of state tax incentives. USC Last month, Michael Thom published a study […]

L.A.’s share of TV pilot production hits record low!

4 August, 2016 (16:12) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

  By Yvonne Villarreal LA Times 8/4/2016 Los Angeles’ share of overall TV pilot production in the U.S. and Canada dropped to the lowest level on record in the last year, underscoring the ongoing challenges the region faces to keep television crews in state. L.A. remains the most popular destination to film TV pilots, but […]

WGA West Members Turn Down Proposal for Less Frequent Elections!

3 May, 2016 (21:00) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

  Dave McNary Film Reporter@Variety_DMcNary May 3, 2016 | 07:57 PM PT Members of Writers Guild of America West have turned down a proposal that would have mandated  holding elections in two of every three years rather than the current practice of annual elections. In results announced Tuesday, members voted down an amendment that would […]

Writers Guild Reaches Deal With CBS News!

10 April, 2016 (19:23) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

  Dave McNary Film Reporter@Variety_DMcNary April 6, 2016 | 07:57AM PT The Writers Guild of America has reached a tentative agreement with CBS News for a three-year successor deal to its current three-year contract. The deal covers about 325 news writers, producers, editors, graphic artists, production assistants and promotion writers working in the network’s TV and […]

SAG-AFTRA Commercials Contract Talks Set for Feb. 17!!!

24 January, 2016 (10:58) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

January 24, 2016 | 01:12AM PT Dave McNary Film Reporter@Variety_DMcNary SAG-AFTRA has set Feb. 17  as the starting date for its negotiations with the advertising industry on a successor deal to its master contract. The union’s national board voted Saturday to approve the contract proposal package Saturday and the negotiating committee. Negotiations will be held […]