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Archive for tag: SAG

WGA Revisits Decades-Old Pact With Talent Agents At Membership Meeting

11 March, 2018 (16:50) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

    by David Robb March 10, 2018 12:32pm More than a hundred WGA members gathered this drizzly morning to hear their leaders discuss the union’s efforts to update its decade-old agreement with talent agents. Guild leaders say that one of the key elements of the pact they want addressed is the “conflict of interest […]

WGA Looks To Renegotiate Franchise Agreement With Talent Agent Group

5 March, 2018 (14:23) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

  by David Robb March 5, 2018 11:2 The WGA wants to renegotiate its franchise agreement with the Association of Talent Agents that governs how agencies represent writers. The contract, known as the Artists’ Manager Basic Agreement, “has not been renegotiated for 42 years and is completely out of date,” WGA West leaders told their […]

SAG-AFTRA Board To Hear Proposal To Lower Stunt Performers’ Full Retirement Age!

9 February, 2018 (16:11) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

    By David Robb February 9, 2018 1:38pm Hollywood’s stunt performers — whose careers, like those of professional athletes, tend to decline after a certain age — have been lobbying the SAG Pension Plan, without success, for decades to allow them to retire with full benefits at age 55. They can currently take early […]

SAG Awards Movies: Blow For ‘The Post’and Boost For ‘Big Sick’ As Actors Muddy The Waters Of A Crazy Season

13 December, 2017 (23:22) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

  by Pete Hammond December 13, 2017 10:05am Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Lady Bird were the big winners in this morning’s SAG Awards nominations that further cement their status in the upper crust of Oscar contenders. But the announcement probably was just as significant for what the group left out. Meryl Streep, Tom […]

Mike Hodge, ‘Law & Order’ Actor and SAG-AFTRA New York Local President, Dies at 70

10 September, 2017 (20:31) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

Dave McNary Film Reporter @Variety_DMcNary September 10, 2017 | 05:54PM PT Mike Hodge, the president of the SAG-AFTRA New York local, died on Saturday night. He was 70. Hodge was a longtime union activist and was re-elected last month as president of the local chapter. Rebecca Damon, first VP of the New York local, made […]