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Archive for tag: Writers Guild

  WGA West President Howard Rodman Will Not Seek Re-Election

21 June, 2017 (22:26) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

Dave McNary Film Reporter @Variety_DMcNary June 21, 2017 | 02:35PM PT Howard Rodman, the president of the Writers Guild of America West, has decided against seeking re-election to another two-year term. Rodman told Variety that he was “deeply proud” of his two decades of service to the guild and looking forward to more time for […]

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 […]

WGA Negotiations Slow As SAG-AFTRA Sets Talks for Mid-May.

28 April, 2017 (12:12) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

5:00 AM PDT 4/28/2017 by Jonathan Handel  Hollywood Reporter Strike odds are 50-50, observers say, but walkout or not, SAG-AFTRA — which supports the WGA — will begin bargaining next month. With talks between the Writers Guild and AMPTP studio alliance scheduled to continue Friday, progress since bargaining resumed Tuesday has been tentative and uncertain. However, the WGA has made proposals […]

Did the Writers Guild Sandbag the Studios With Short Talks?

26 March, 2017 (15:33) | 2016, 2017 | By: Arlin Miller

1:05 PM PDT 3/26/2017 by Jonathan Handel The WGA brought a complex and expensive agenda to the negotiating table but allotted only two weeks, perhaps intending a quasi-impasse to tee up a strike authorization vote. As the current Writers Guild of America talks were being planned months ago, the union told studio negotiators that two […]

Local Unions To Rally In Support Of SAG-AFTRA Video Game Strike!

30 January, 2017 (18:16) | 2016, 2017 | By: Arlin Miller

by David Robb  Deadline January 30, 2017 5:06pm A rally Thursday in support of SAG-AFTRA’s 102-day-old strike against selected video game companies promises to be the union’s biggest to date, with actors being joined by members of the Writers Guild, Teamsters Local 399, the American Federation of Musicians, and representatives from the L.A. County Federation of […]