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New Zealand Poised to Repeal Anti-Union ‘Hobbit Law

1 November, 2017 (00:34) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

6:45 AM PDT 10/30/2017 by Jonathan Handel Hollywood Reporter The 2010 law, passed at Warner Bros.’ insistence, bars unionization of the NZ film industry. A new Labour government has targeted it for repeal and now it’s “goneburger,” says one guild leader. New Zealand’s controversial “Hobbit law,” which prevents workers in that country’s film industry from […]

SAG-AFTRA Presidential Candidate Pete Antico Challenges Field to Debate!

24 July, 2017 (00:38) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

6:06 PM PDT 7/23/2017 by Jonathan Handel  Hollywood Reporter @Handel The incumbent says She’ll consider it, a key challenger didn’t respond and the two dark horses indicated willingness  SAG-AFTRA presidential candidate Pete Antico has challenged the other four candidates to a debate, he announced Sunday in an email to The Hollywood Reporter. “Consider this a formal […]

Lucrative TV Residuals Frozen Again in New Union Agreements!

5 June, 2017 (10:58) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

7:30 AM PDT 6/5/2017 by Jonathan Handel jh@jhandel.comjhandel A primetime residuals freeze in the new DGA and WGA deals gets little attention, as does a slowdown in syndication residuals. As talks between SAG-AFTRA and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers continue in advance of a June 30 contract expiration, one thing isn’t in […]

Studios Present New Offer to Writers as Mysterious Memo Warns “Be Ready to Strike”

30 April, 2017 (17:02) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

1:35 PM PDT 4/30/2017 by Jonathan Handel A walkout at an economic cost of $200 million per week seems increasingly likely — but could still be averted. Meanwhile, a reported memo from the WGA isn’t actually from the WGA. Hollywood moved closer to its first major strike in a decade Sunday, with studio and WGA […]

WGA Members Authorize Strike as Negotiations Resume Tomorrow!

24 April, 2017 (18:32) | 2016, 2017 | By: Arlin Miller

4:34 PM PDT 4/24/2017 by Jonathan Handel A resounding 96.3 percent voted yes. Writers Guild of America members have voted to authorize a strike against Hollywood studios and producers, the guild announced Tuesday in a letter to members obtained by The Hollywood Reporter. A walkout would start May 2, the union has previously said, if […]