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Archive for tag: WGA

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, […]

WGA Appalled” Over FCC Review Of Stephen Colbert’s Crude Trump Tirade!

8 May, 2017 (10:02) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

  by Dominic Patten May 8, 2017 7:47am With a strike adverted at the last minute last week, the WGA today struck up a defense of Stephen Colbert against the FCC’s so-called investigation of last week’s scathing and lewd late-night monologue against President Donald Trump. Related Stephen Colbert: Monday Trump Tirade ‘Cruder’ Than It ‘Needed […]

WGA’s New Contract Provides Major Boost To Keep Health Plan Solvent; Other Key Elements Of Pact Revealed!

5 May, 2017 (12:15) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

by David Robb May 5, 2017 11:39am The WGA’s ailing health plan will get a $65.85 million infusion of employer contributions over the next three years to keep it solvent once the guild’s new contract is ratified by the members. Combined with $21 million in cost savings, the additional revenue and savings will provide $86.85 […]

WGA Deal Decoded: Big TV Gains But Movie Writers Have Less to Celebrate!

3 May, 2017 (01:14) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

@VirtualNoob/Twitter WGA negotiators celebrate their new deal 7:39 PM PDT 5/2/2017 by Jonathan Handl A detailed look highlights enhancements in TV compensation and SVOD, AVOD and pay TV residuals. The Writers Guild of America achieved a deal Tuesday morning that addresses many issues vexing its members and seemingly vindicated its high-stakes strategy of negotiating down […]