Transportation strike could paralyze Hollywood

Digital Media Law

This time, the Hollywood Teamsters may strike - and that could immediately halt television and film production. Tags: Teamsters strike Believe it or not, Hollywood may be headed for another work stoppage in just two weeks. In 2007-2008, the Writers Guild struck, shuttering television and film production. In 2008-2009, a Screen Actors Guild stalemate lingered for almost a year, shutting down primarily film production.

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Teamsters Ratify Contract; Strike Averted

Digital Media Law

to ratify, ending the possibility of a strike that could have shuttered much film and television production. Tags: Teamsters strike Labor Unions In a surprising development, Hollywood Teamsters leaders at a standing room only membership meeting this morning asked the membership to ratify a 2 year contract proposed by the studios. The membership then voted 97.3% to 2.7%

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SAG Strike Authorization Ballots

Digital Media Law

The Screen Actors Guild just announced that strike authorization ballots will be mailed Friday, January 2 and will be due back and tabulated three weeks later, Friday, January 23. Tags: SAG AMPTP Labor Unions strike The AMPTP issued a statement denouncing the move, and urging that actors study the studio offer on the table carefully. I’ve posted a summary of the offer and an analysis of the disagreement between the two sides.

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"Hollywood on Strike" Update

Digital Media Law

Check out my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” In a strange twist, the book is now available on Kindle - but only on Amazon UK! The vagaries of Amazon. Americans can't buy from the UK store, so don't rush over across the virtual pond. But it should be available soon in Kindle in the U.S., and also on Google books (compatible with Nook, apparently). And, of course, the paperback is available on Amazon U.S. and Createspace (see below).

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"Hollywood on Strike!" Book Available Soon

Digital Media Law

Great news – my new book, “Hollywood on Strike!: The book chronicles the 2007-2009 Hollywood labor disturbances – the WGA strike and the SAG stalemate – and tries to make sense of them. The Writers Guild went on strike in 2007. Chapter 13 Up Next: Strike Authorization?

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Spotify Strikes Out Again

Music Technology Policy

Spotify’s papers in their Motion to Strike contain this chunk which kind of jumped out at me: Plaintiff may seek to rely on a recent decision by another judge of this Court granting class certification in a copyright case. MTP readers will remember that David Lowery sued Spotify for failing to license, account and pay mechanical royalties for David’s songs as well as those of a potential class.

Potential Breakthrough In Writers Guild Strike

DealFatigue

The Directors Guild closed their deal over these issues last month but many striking writers (and SAG members) criticized that deal for not going far enough on streaming.

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SAG Strike Authorization Ballots Delayed

Digital Media Law

The Screen Actors Guild has delayed sending out the strike authorization ballots until January 14 at the earliest, representing an approximately two-week delay from the originally scheduled mailing date of January 2. The letter also stated that the delay would give SAG extra time to conduct more member education and outreach aimed at increasing support for the strike authorization. Tags: SAG Membership First Unite for Strength Labor Unions strike

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Ari’s Take On The Strike

DealFatigue

Found this interesting reading re Ari Emanuel @ Endeavor’s take on the Writers’ Strike. Agents Guilds Writers ari emmanuel entertainment law strike wga wga strike wme agency writers guild Nikki Finke doesn’t agree.

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Ari’s Take On The Strike

DealFatigue

Found this interesting reading re Ari Emanuel @ Endeavor’s take on the Writers’ Strike. Agents Guilds Writers ari emmanuel entertainment law strike wga wga strike wme agency writers guildNikki Finke doesn’t agree.

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Ari’s Take On The Strike

DealFatigue

Found this interesting reading re Ari Emanuel @ Endeavor’s take on the Writers’ Strike. Tags: ari emmanuel Writers Guilds Agents endeavor agency WGA Strike entertainment law writers guild wga strike Nikki Finke doesn’t agree.

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Potential Breakthrough In Writers Guild Strike

DealFatigue

The Directors Guild closed their deal over these issues last month but many striking writers (and SAG members) criticized that deal for not going far enough on streaming.

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Potential Breakthrough In Writers Guild Strike

DealFatigue

The Directors Guild closed their deal over these issues last month but many striking writers (and SAG members) criticized that deal for not going far enough on streaming.

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SAG: Over 130 Stars Against Strike

Digital Media Law

Over 130 stars have weighed in on the SAG strike authorization, coming out firmly against. Citing the economy, the A-listers “strongly” urged SAG members not to authorize a strike, and instead “take the high road … unite with our brothers and sisters in the entertainment community and … three years down the line … make a great deal” when all the union contracts expire roughly simultaneously. It must be looked at as what it is -- an agreement to strike if negotiations fail.

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SAG: No Good Reason to Strike

Digital Media Law

The strike authorization vote, postponed from its original Jan. In light of this uncertainty, it’s still critical to ask whether a strike authorization and possible strike make sense. SAG’s hardline leaders and their supporters have made a lot of statements in support of both an authorization and a strike itself. SAG Statement : A strike authorization is not a strike. SAG Statement : “Will a SAG TV/Theatrical strike ‘shut down the Industry?’

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Writers Want (And Should Take) More Time To Call Strike

DealFatigue

Glad to hear there’s probably a delay ( though I’m still predicting that they will close a deal without a strike ). Guilds Negotiations Writers entertainment law strike wga wga strike writers guild Writers wanting more time? What a surprise.

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Writers Want (And Should Take) More Time To Call Strike

DealFatigue

Glad to hear there’s probably a delay ( though I’m still predicting that they will close a deal without a strike ). Guilds Negotiations Writers entertainment law strike wga wga strike writers guildWriters wanting more time? What a surprise.

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Writers Want (And Should Take) More Time To Call Strike

DealFatigue

Glad to hear there’s probably a delay ( though I’m still predicting that they will close a deal without a strike ). Tags: Writers Negotiations Guilds WGA Strike entertainment law writers guild wga strike Writers wanting more time? What a surprise.

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SAG: Opposition Grows to Strike Authorization

Digital Media Law

A Hollywood-based SAG member, Keri Tombazian, launched a website called [link] , as a hub for materials opposing a strike authorization. Also today, members of the NY SAG Board began what Back Stage’s blog describes as a “regional uprising,” releasing a letter opposing a strike authorization. UPDATE: SAG announced a "solidarity campaign" in which members can electronically sign a statement of support for a strike authorization. Tags: SAG AMPTP Labor Unions strike

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Hollywood on Strike! Now on Kindle

Digital Media Law

My book Hollywood on Strike! Check out my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” is now available on Kindle ([link] as well as paperback ([link] (those are links to Amazon). _. available at https://www.createspace.com/3344392 (use limited-time code JL886NCV for 20% off) and on Amazon (also in a Kindle edition). Subscribe to my blog ( jhandel.com ) for more about entertainment law and digital media law. Check out my residuals chart there too.

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"Hollywood on Strike" Book Available on Amazon!

Digital Media Law

Check out my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” My book is finally available on Amazon: Coming soon - "Look Inside the Book" and a Kindle edition. _. available at https://www.createspace.com/3344392 (use limited-time code JL886NCV for 20% off) and on Amazon. Subscribe to my blog ( jhandel.com ) for more about entertainment law and digital media law. Check out my residuals chart there too. Go to the blog itself to subscribe via RSS or email.

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Jimbo strikes again

Music Technology Policy

Actually–strike that “elected” and replace it with “self appointed” And given that 13% of Wikipedia editors are under age 17, you might be able to add “child labor magnate” to that noun-epithet formula.

Special Podcast Episode: Jonathan Handel and “Hollywood on Strike”

Gordon P. Firemark

Special Podcast Episode: Jonathan Handel and “Hollywood on Strike&# is a post from: The Law Offices of Gordon P. Call us with your feedback: (310) 243-6231. In this SPECIAL Episode: Jonathan Handel talks about the 2007-2009 Hollywood labor strife and his new book on the subject.

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WGA Strike Photos Wanted

Digital Media Law

I'm publishing my blog as a book and need photos for the cover. In particular, I'm looking for colorful, emotional crowd shots of WGA rallies and marches, especially the march on Hollywood Blvd. in Nov. I'm also interested in photos of SAG rallies and Back to Work rallies. Do you have photos that fill the bill? If so, please email me at jhandel@att.net. Thanks, and happy New Year

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Here Comes the Shiv: Sen. Sasse to Move to Strike the CLASSICS Act and Screw Pre-72 Artists

Music Technology Policy

MTP readers will not be surprised to learn that Senator Sasse is c irculating an amendment to strike the CLASSICS Act from the Senate version of the Music Modernization Act.

California Labor Federation Endorses 'Biggest Loser' Strike

Digital Media Law

Watch for my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” Group represents 2.1 million union members; it's unknown what additional steps the organization may take to support the strikers. Details in my Hollywood Reporter piece. -. due out next month. Subscribe to my blog ( jhandel.com ) for more about entertainment law and digital media law. Check out my residuals chart there too. Go to the blog itself to subscribe via RSS or email.

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'I'm not on the menu': McDonald's workers strike over 'rampant' sexual harassment | Business | The Guardian

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"When Teresa Cervantes entered her manager’s office at a Chicago McDonald’s, a different manager asked what she wanted, as Cervantes recounted in Spanish during a one-day strike of McDonald’s workers, outside the Chicago corporate headquarters on Tuesday.

No Strike Waivers For TV Yet But Web Start Ups Tempt Writers

DealFatigue

Variety’s Dave McNary reported that the WGA rejected requests for strike waivers by the Golden Globes and Oscar telecasts today. The LA Times ran a story that striking writers are in talks with venture capitalists to finance and launch Internet start-up companies.

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No Strike Waivers For TV Yet But Web Start Ups Tempt Writers

DealFatigue

Variety’s Dave McNary reported that the WGA rejected requests for strike waivers by the Golden Globes and Oscar telecasts today. The LA Times ran a story that striking writers are in talks with venture capitalists to finance and launch Internet start-up companies.

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No Strike Waivers For TV Yet But Web Start Ups Tempt Writers

DealFatigue

Variety’s Dave McNary reported that the WGA rejected requests for strike waivers by the Golden Globes and Oscar telecasts today. The LA Times ran a story that striking writers are in talks with venture capitalists to finance and launch Internet start-up companies.

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Survey in Progress re WGA Strike

Digital Media Law

Nina O'Brien, a doctoral student at USC's Annenberg School who focuses on entertainment labor issues, is doing an anonymous study of the WGA strike and would like your participation if you're in or affiliated with the TV or film industry. Please help her out by taking her survey at [link]. Thanks! ——————— Subscribe to my blog ( jhandel.com ) for more about entertainment law and digital media law. Check out my residuals chart there too. Go to the blog itself to subscribe via RSS or email.

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The Negotiation Culture: The Approach That (Might Have) Resolved The Strike

DealFatigue

As of this writing, news outlets are cautiously optimistic that striking writers will be able to close a deal with the AMPTP within the next few days. And in a strike situation, by spinning both. In a strike, you hold the CEOs accountable.

Major prison strike spreads across US and Canada as inmates refuse food | US news | The Guardian

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Prison reform advocacy groups liaising with strike organisers said Wednesday that protests had been confirmed in three states, with further unconfirmed reports emerging from Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. I’m hunger striking right now.”

SAG Presidential Candidate: I'll Seek Strike Authorization Next Year if Elected

Digital Media Law

In an open conference call today, SAG VP and presidential candidate Anne-Marie Johnson said she will seek a strike authorization next year, before the mandated early negotiations next fall, if she’s elected. Johnson added that some people say her Membership First faction is strike happy. That’s seems to be a signal that she thinks a strike will be necessary to force renegotiation. Tags: strike Labor Unions SAG

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The Negotiation Culture: The Approach That (Might Have) Resolved The Strike

DealFatigue

As of this writing, news outlets are cautiously optimistic that striking writers will be able to close a deal with the AMPTP within the next few days. And in a strike situation, by spinning both. In a strike, you hold the CEOs accountable.

The Negotiation Culture: The Approach That (Might Have) Resolved The Strike

DealFatigue

As of this writing, news outlets are cautiously optimistic that striking writers will be able to close a deal with the AMPTP within the next few days. And in a strike situation, by spinning both. In a strike, you hold the CEOs accountable.

Now on Sale - "Hollywood on Strike!" (limited-time 20% discount)

Digital Media Law

The book tells the story of the 2007-2009 Hollywood labor unrest - the Writers Guild strike and Screen Actors Guild stalemate. Check out my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” My new book is finally out and is available now at https://www.createspace.com/3344392 (paperback $27.95)! >>> >>> For a limited time, use code JL886NCV on Createspace for 20% off. And, unlike Amazon, Createspace charges no tax for Calif. orders.

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‘Three Strikes of Injustice’ - NYTimes.com

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

‘Three Strikes of Injustice’ - NYTimes.com : "" (Via

Reminder - "Hollywood on Strike!" Book Party Tomoroow (Sat)

Digital Media Law

Check out my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” A reminder - I'm having a book party/signing on Saturday (tomorrow), from 1:00-3:00, at the Showbiz Store & Cafe, 500 S. Sepulveda Blvd, LA 90049 (one or two miles north of Wilshire, along the 405). Food and beverages will be available for purchase, and one lucky attendee will win a copy of Final Draft AV, courtesy of Final Draft, Inc. Free RSVP requested at [link]. _. available on Amazon (also in a Kindle edition).

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'Biggest Loser' Crew Reaches New Deal, Ends Strike

Digital Media Law

Watch for my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” The agreement between IATSE and Reveille will provide the crew with health benefits -- their major goal. Details: The Hollywood Reporter. due out next month. Subscribe to my blog ( jhandel.com ) for more about entertainment law and digital media law. Check out my residuals chart there too. Go to the blog itself to subscribe via RSS or email.

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WGA STRIKE OFFICIALLY OVER

Entertainment Litigation Blog

The agreement, accepted by the WGA's ruling board over two weeks ago on February 10, provides writers with concessions on issues that fueled their strike. Writers on both coasts officially ratified the WGA's new pact with the major studios. These concessions include provisions governing writing for "new media" and a compensation structure for content re-used in new media. The three year deal runs through 2011. The writers ratified this new deal with over 90% in favor of the new agreement.

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Lucasfilm Asks Court to Strike Counterclaims in 'Star Wars' Card Game Trademark Dispute

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

"Defendants apparently believe that the best defense is any offense, including a meritless one fueled by gall," argues Lucasfilm in the filing. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online Lucasfilm

"World's Most Interesting Man" Strikes Back at Talent Agency

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Accused of owing commissions, Jonathan Goldsmith says Gold Levin Talent "jeopardized his future as the spokesman for Dos Equis beer." read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online