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NPR Staffers Seeking Strike Authorization from SAG-AFTRA Board

14 July, 2017 (23:55) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

Dave McNary Film Reporter @Variety_DMcNary July 14, 2017 | 06:42PM PT With a contract expiration looming, nearly 300 National Public Radio staffers are seeking a strike authorization from the SAG-AFTRA national board. The board meets Saturday in Los Angeles and New York via video-conference. The union, which reps about 400 NPR employees, has launched a […]

SAG-AFTRA, Production Companies Extend Contract Talks Again!

1 July, 2017 (23:34) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

  Dave McNary Film Reporter @Variety_DMcNary July 1, 2017 | 11:05PM PT SAG-AFTRA and Hollywood’s production companies have agreed for a second day to extend the current master contract and continue bargaining. The extension, announced late Saturday night, holds off SAG-AFTRA from moving towards a strike authorization vote by union members. Spokespeople for the union […]

TV Tax Credit Linking Diversity to Hiring Passes NY Legislature

22 June, 2017 (15:16) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

by David Robb June 22, 2017 8:33am A first-of-its-kind tax incentive to boost women and minority TV writers and directors has made it through the New York state Legislature. The bill, which received the backing of the DGA and the WGA East, calls for a new tax credit of up to $5 million to be […]

URGENT ACTION NEEDED BY SAG-AFTRA NEW YORK MEMBERS

19 June, 2017 (14:14) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

  The New York Assembly and New York Senate have UNTIL WEDNESDAY to vote on a post-mortem right of publicity bill to protect the thousands of professional performers who live and work in New York. To make sure your voice is heard, it is critical that you call today to support these bills. As you’ve […]

WGA Leaders On Both Coasts Approve New Contract!

5 May, 2017 (00:40) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

By David Robb May 4, 2017 10:02pm The WGA’s new film and TV contract was approved tonight in Los Angeles by the board of the WGA West and in New York by the council of the WGA East. It now goes to the guilds’ members for final ratification, which is all but guaranteed. Related DEAL!! […]