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Archive for tag: Writers Guild

David A. Goodman Running Unopposed for WGA West Presidency

21 July, 2017 (20:55) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

Dave McNary Film Reporter @Variety_DMcNary  Photo: J. Terrill/AP/REX/Shutterstock July 21, 2017 | 05:18PM PT David A. Goodman, longtime executive producer on “Family Guy,” will become the next president of the Writers Guild of America West, succeeding Howard Rodman in the post. Rodman announced last month that he would not seek another two-year term. Goodman had […]

Esai Morales Urges ‘No’ Vote on SAG-AFTRA Contract!

19 July, 2017 (22:59) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

  Dave McNary Film Reporter@Variety_DMcNary July 19, 2017 | 10:11PM PT SAG-AFTRA Presidential candidate Esai Morales has urged members of the performers union to vote down the proposed tentative agreement on a new master contract. Morales contends that the pact, which has been sent out to the 160,000 members for ratification, falls far short of […]

SAG-AFTRA/AMPTP Talks Continue Under Strike Threat After Member Meeting

29 June, 2017 (23:49) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

  8:37 PM PDT 6/29/2017 by Jonathan Handel Hollywood Reporter A strike could start in less than a month and a source from inside the closed SAG-AFTRA meeting described a variety of alleged rollbacks and roadblocks. Talks between SAG-AFTRA and the studios, represented by the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, continued Thursday in advance […]

  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 […]