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WGA West Members Facing Higher Health Care Costs

24 July, 2017 (17:49) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

Dave McNary Film Reporter @Variety_DMcNary July 24, 2017 | 03:08PM PT Members of the Writers Guild of America West will face higher health costs next year, the guild’s leaders have told members. The missive was sent Monday to the 9,000 members of the WGA by president Howard Rodman, VP David A. Goodman, secretary-treasurer Aaron Mendelsohn, […]

WGA Writer Earnings Dipped In Fiscal-Year 2016!

5 July, 2017 (16:33) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

by Patrick Hipes July 5, 2017 2:31pm The WGA West has unveiled its annual report, which shows the total number of member writers working in the industry fell compared with a year ago, as did total salaries. Related WGA Ratifies New Film & TV Contract The report, mailed to members last week and posted on […]

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 […]

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 […]

WGA Ratifies New Film And TV Contract!

24 May, 2017 (23:46) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

by David Robb May 24, 2017 2:20pm Ratification of the new three-year WGA film and TV contract has been overwhelmingly — almost unanimously — approved by members of the WGA East and West, bringing to a close Hollywood’s most contentious contract struggle in a decade. Of the 3,647 valid votes cast there were 3,617 “yes” […]