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Archive for tag: WGA

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” […]

SAG-AFTRA to Start Negotiations With Producers Next Week!

10 May, 2017 (22:29) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

  Dave McNary Film Reporter@Variety_DMcNary May 10, 2017 | 06:49PM PT SAG-AFTRA will start negotiations with Hollywood producers on a successor deal for its master contract next week, with a tentative start date of May 17, Variety has learned. The talks will be launching six weeks before the June 30 expiration of the current three-year […]

Hollywood guilds flex their muscle as union influence declines nationwide!

10 May, 2017 (18:44) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

David NgContact Reporter May 9, 2017 LA Times The entertainment industry marches to the tune of box-office receipts and TV ratings, but the chorus of union pride can still be heard loud and clear at the highest echelons of corporate Hollywood. As union membership continues to decline nationwide, Hollywood remains a bastion of organized labor, […]