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SEPTEMBER 21, 2010 Hollywood Labor: The Tyranny of Time
covered those events as they occurred, and they’re also the topic of my forthcoming book, “Hollywood on Strike!,” However, timely completion of the contracts seems likely this time because of a seemingly unrelated issue: merger of SAG and AFTRA. So, SAG and AFTRA are already in a difficult place on those issues.
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JUNE 22, 2010 Silly Lawsuit Against SAG Dismissed; and More
In order to make the schedule for joint negotiations work, AFTRA leadership has agreed to a one-year extension to its so-called “front of book” – the portion of its agreement with the AMPTP that covers daytime serials (soap operas) and various other work whose jurisdiction is not shared with SAG. Those issues will probably be hard fought.
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JANUARY 31, 2010 SAG Moves towards Joint Bargaining with AFTRA
Because of the lateness of the hour, it was not possible to explore this issue with sources, and a call to a SAG spokesperson was not immediately returned.) The SAG press release is below. ——————— Subscribe to my blog ( jhandel.com ) for more about entertainment law and digital media law. The meeting adjourned just after 5:00 p.m.
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APRIL 28, 2010 DGA to Negotiate on SAG & AFTRA's Heels
Still, the DGA timing may reduce the likelihood of significant change in the new media provisions of the contracts, unless the DGA is pushing for the same changes as well. The DGA announcement is below. ——————— Subscribe to my blog ( jhandel.com ) for more about entertainment law and digital media law.
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DIGITAL MEDIA LAW SAG TV/Theatrical Contract Ratified Overwhelmingly, 78%-22%
| TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2009
Below are press releases from SAG, AFTRA and the AMPTP. ——————— Subscribe to my blog ( jhandel.com ) for more about SAG, or digital media
law generally. The two-year successor agreement covers film and digital television programs, motion pictures and new media
productions. In the New
York Division, the vote count was 85.74 MORE >>
DIGITAL MEDIA LAW SAG Executive Director: TV/Theatrical Deal Will Pass
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2009
The pending deal was, of course, the most pressing issue
. Asked whether the new media
provisions in the deal were everything he wanted, White said no, but expressed confidence that improvements could be achieved in the next round of negotiations, when new media
business models will be better understood. MORE >>
DIGITAL MEDIA LAW SAG’s Strange Voyage
| TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2009
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). MORE >>
DIGITAL MEDIA LAW SAG Board Approves Studio Deal
| MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2009
As I talked to a board member who discussed his/her vehement opposition to product integration (a form of product placement, and an issue
on which the new
contract gives nothing to actors), another board member walked up and handed me a can of energy drink. Residuals for derivative new media
programs. percent to 46.62 MORE >>
DIGITAL MEDIA LAW SAG & Studios Agree to Tentative Deal
| SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2009
deal compromises the force majeure claims SAG has pending from the 2007-2008 WGA strike. The new
deal also modifies the force majeure language in the union contract, but the details are unknown. The deal includes no changes in new media
from the AMPTP’s February offer , according to sources. higher than SAG’s. MORE >>
- SAG Stalemate Update DIGITAL MEDIA LAW | FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2009
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