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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 […]

Unusual TV Wage Gambit in DGA, WGA Deals May Present Conundrum for SAG-AFTRA (Analysis)

14 June, 2017 (16:02) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

6:30 AM PDT 6/14/2017 by Jonathan Handel When is a wage increase not a wage increase? When it’s riddled with unexpected carve-outs. As talks between SAG-AFTRA and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers continue in advance of a June 30 contract expiration, an analysis by The Hollywood Reporter suggests that setting a basic […]

Esai Morales To Run For SAG-AFTRA President

12 June, 2017 (17:01) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

by David Robb   June 12, 2017 1:52pm Esai Morales has announced that he’s running for president of SAG-AFTRA. He will be joined on the Membership First ticket by Jane Austin, who is running for re-election as national secretary-treasurer. This will be Morales’ second run for the presidency; he was defeated by Ken Howard in 2013. Related […]

SAG-AFTRA Launches Negotiations With Jane Lynch, Brandon Routh in Support.

31 May, 2017 (22:16) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

Dave McNary Film Reporter @Variety_DMcNary May 31, 2017 | 07:42PM PT Gary Cole, Christopher Gorham, Jane Lynch and Brandon Routh attended the opening of contract negotiations Wednesday in support of SAG-AFTRA. Formal talks launched under a news blackout at the Sherman Oaks headquarters of the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. High-profile SAG-AFTRA members […]