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JUNE 22, 2010 Silly Lawsuit Against SAG Dismissed; and More
Second, the extension does not change the new media provisions in any way. The extension goes out for a vote in a few weeks to membership meetings in the five major AFTRA Locals of Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington/Baltimore. Voting is by mail or at the WGA annual meeting Sept. Or maybe not.
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NOVEMBER 18, 2009 No More Sounds of Silence on the Music Composition Front?
It's not as strange as it seems: the macho union of dock workers and Hollywood truck drivers ( Teamsters Local 399 on the West coast and Local 817 in New York) also represents casting directors, location managers, and various other tenderfoots. An earlier bid to join the Writers Guild (WGA) apparently gained little traction.
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MAY 19, 2009 SAG’s Strange Voyage
The irony is that the guild, controlled (albeit narrowly) by a moderate majority (composed of the Hollywood-based Unite for Strength faction coupled with Hollywood independents and New York and regional members), could find itself punished because of the actions of the autonomous Hollywood Board, controlled by the hardliners. B214056).
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MAY 13, 2009 SAG Letter re Force Majeure Claims
Or, follow me on Twitter , friend me on Facebook , or subscribe to my Huffington Post articles. Also, the Guild is hosting informational meetings regarding this settlement proposal for affected series regulars, including one in Hollywood on May 18, 2009 and one in New York on June 1, 2009. million. Highland Ave.
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| FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2009
Dearest Readers, I am happy to announce that this blog is being featured as part of a collection of related blogs from quality bloggers, Entmedialaw.com. The world gets smaller, but the info pool gets deeper and harder to swim. And yet there are so many interesting things that we might miss if we are afraid to wade into the deeper part of the pool. MORE >>
DIGITAL MEDIA LAW Actors Commercials Negotiations Deteriorate
| TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2009
The fundamental roadblocks are (1) new
media and (2) the economy. New
media, of course, had been the major stumbling block in the negotiations between SAG and the studios before being at least partially eclipsed by the issue of contract expiration date. In another development, the WGA
is cutting 10% of its staff, Variety reports. MORE >>
DIGITAL MEDIA LAW SAG Rejects Studio Offer; Back to Stalemate
| SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2009
Fresh from today’s boardroom, the union’s leaders must now decamp for New York
, where they, along with AFTRA leaders and the two unions’ joint commercials negotiating committee, face off against the Joint Policy Committee (JPC), representing advertisers and ad agencies. There are no further meetings scheduled between the two sides. MORE >>
DIGITAL MEDIA LAW WGA Awards Fete Slumdog, Milk, Mad Men, 30 Rock
| SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2009
Writers are a more subdued bunch than actors , but the WGA
Awards included a red carpet. and Rainn Wilson of The Office and writing partner Aaron Lee looked spiffy as well: The awards ceremony was held simultaneously in Los Angeles and New York
, with attendees and honorees in each city. Tags: WGA
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DIGITAL MEDIA LAW SAG Email Imbroglio
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2009
Yesterday, the Screen Actor’s Guild’s new
Interim National Executive Director, David White, sent an email to members, setting a tone of unity and moving forward. It was a very hopeful sign of the new
era in place at SAG headquarters. The message was calm, eloquent and forward-looking—in other words, something entirely new
from SAG HQ. MORE >>
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