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DIGITAL MEDIA LAW Health and Retirement are the Hangup in AFTRA Netcode Negotiations (Exclusive)
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2011
The contract under negotiation – AFTRA’s Network Code, colloquially referred to as the “front of book” – is the union’s largest, and generates more than $250 million a year in member earnings. It covers programs in all television day parts, except scripted network primetime and scripted basic cable. Details: The Hollywood Reporter. _.
DIGITAL MEDIA LAW WGA, AMPTP Reach New Three-Year Deal
| SUNDAY, MARCH 20, 2011
The tentative pact, which is in line with deals reached by SAG, AFTRA and the DGA, provides for 2% annual wage increases but also keeps network primetime residuals at current rates. Check out my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” If you work in tech, take a look at my book How to Write LOIs and Term Sheets
DIGITAL MEDIA LAW Hollywood Labor: The Tyranny of Time
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2010
covered those events as they occurred, and they’re also the topic of my forthcoming book, “Hollywood on Strike!,” If you work in tech, check out my book How to Write LOIs and Term Sheets. One key to understanding Hollywood labor is a tool that was invented thousands of years ago: the calendar. which is due out next month.
DIGITAL MEDIA LAW AFTRA Board Approves Joint Bargaining With SAG
| SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2010
At a videoconference meeting today in New York and LA, AFTRA’s national board unanimously voted to approve joint bargaining with SAG for the Primetime Television Contract and the SAG TV/theatrical contract. That’s good news for an industry that can ill-afford another strike or year-long stalemate. earthquake last night.
DIGITAL MEDIA LAW Pilots Overwhelmingly AFTRA Again
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2010
About 60 pilots for scripted network primetime programs will be shot under AFTRA contracts this year, while few – or perhaps none – will be produced under SAG jurisdiction, according to sources close to the two unions, who spoke on condition of anonymity. So, AFTRA’s reach is growing in network primetime scripted programming. Maybe so.
DIGITAL MEDIA LAW Hollywood Labor: SAG Source Says a Strike Unlikely, Joint SAG-AFTRA Bargaining Likely; and the Year Ahead
| SATURDAY, JANUARY 9, 2010
There’s yet another wrinkle to this: the daytime agreement has new media sideletters that are similar to the new media sideletters for the AFTRA primetime agreement (and SAG, WGA and DGA agreements). The “front of the book” portions of the Net Code (i.e., If you work in tech, check out my book How to Write LOIs and Term Sheets
DIGITAL MEDIA LAW WGA Institutes Qualified Voting
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2009
The WGA membership has approved new rules limiting members’ eligibility to vote on strike authorization and ratification of the feature-primetime contract: members now have to have earnings of $30,000 under a WGA agreement during the six years preceding the vote or 15 or more qualified years as a pension plan participant, Variety reports.
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