Harvey Keitel Loses Appeal Over Being Dropped from E*Trade Commercials

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Ion TV Wins $4 Million Lawsuit Over French Cop Show

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A California judge rules that because the TV network hadn''t signed a term sheet with a French producer, there existed no real contract between the parties.

AFTRA board member accused of running SAGWatch

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VFX Town Hall Meeting Urges Trade Association and Union

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If you work in tech, take a look at my book How to Write LOIs and Term Sheets Normal. false. false. false. However, panelists also acknowledged the difficulty of achieving either goal.

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DGA Talks Continue

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LA AFL-CIO Pledges to Send Picketers to ‘Biggest Loser’

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WGA in Organizing Struggle with Comcast

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If you work in tech, check out my book How to Write LOIs and Term Sheets Style, and G4 writers seek immediate guild representation; Comcast refuses, and is forcing a government-supervised secret ballot election. Details: The Hollywood Reporter. Watch for my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” 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.

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WGA Ballots on the Way

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If you work in tech, take a look at my book How to Write LOIs and Term Sheets The WGA deal reached last month is on its way to the membership for a ratification vote – ballots are in the mail. Details: The Hollywood Reporter. _. Check out my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” available 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!

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WGA East Executive Director Optimistic on Guild Negotiating Goals

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If you work in tech, check out my book How to Write LOIs and Term Sheets Lowell Peterson also confirms that there is no date set for negotiations. See The Hollywood Reporter exclusive. _. Watch for my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” 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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Rosenberg v. SAG Lawsuit Dismissed

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If you work in tech, check out my book How to Write LOIs and Term Sheets. The lawsuit filed 1-1/2 years ago by SAG's then-president Alan Rosenberg against his own union has finally been dismissed, according to court records and a source with knowledge of the matter. The dismissal actually came several weeks ago, but appears not to have previously been reported.

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'Biggest Loser' Crew Reaches New Deal, Ends Strike

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If you work in tech, check out my book How to Write LOIs and Term Sheets The agreement between IATSE and Reveille will provide the crew with health benefits -- their major goal. Details: The Hollywood Reporter. Watch for my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” 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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SAG's David White to Speak on Digital Issues

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If you work in tech, check out my book How to Write LOIs and Term Sheets The Feb. 17 talk is hosted by Town Hall Los Angeles. Details: Hollywood Reporter. Note: tix are $49-$65. _. Watch for my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” due out this 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, IATSE Weigh in on SAG/AFTRA Deal

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If you work in tech, check out my book How to Write LOIs and Term Sheets Writers and crew unions join DGA in congratulating the actors on their tentative agreement. Details in my THR piece. -. Watch for my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” 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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New Zealand to 'Fight Like Hell' for 'The Hobbit'

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DGA Talks Continue for Third Week

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If you work in tech, check out my book How to Write LOIs and Term Sheets Still no news as talks go into possibly final week. Details: The Hollywood Reporter. Watch for my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” 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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AFTRA Endorses IATSE 'Biggest Loser' Organizing Campaign

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If you work in tech, check out my book How to Write LOIs and Term Sheets The union issued an unequivocal statement of support. Details in my Hollywood Reporter piece. -. Watch for my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” 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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Analysis: How the Guilds Lost the 'Hobbit' War

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If you work in tech, check out my book How to Write LOIs and Term Sheets Will entertainment workers of the world unite? Probably not any time soon. They just tried, and it blew up in their faces. But why? The analysis is in my THR piece. -. Watch for my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” 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.

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Teamsters, studios fail to break stalemate

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If you work in tech, check out my book How to Write LOIs and Term Sheets. Talks between the studios and Hollywood Teamsters Local 399 ended late Friday night with no movement and no new negotiating sessions scheduled. The union meets in Burbank early Sunday morning, where the leadership is expected to seek – and obtain – a strike authorization vote from members.

Actors Union SAG-AFTRA and Industry Postpone Commercials Negotiations

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If you work in tech, take a look at my book How to Write LOIs and Term Sheets SAG-AFTRA and the advertising industry have agreed to postpone their previously-scheduled early negotiations of the union’s commercials agreement, the union announced Saturday.

New Zealand actors split on 'Hobbit' stance

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If you work in tech, check out my book How to Write LOIs and Term Sheets Some fear guilds' unionization stand will drive out production. For details: my THR piece. ———————. Watch for my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” 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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Live on Larry Mantle re SAG-AFTRA Merger

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If you work in tech, take a look at my book How to Write LOIs and Term Sheets I'll be live on Larry Mantle ( [link] ) this morning at about 11:05 a.m. PT for a 14 minute segment on SAG-AFTRA merger. Tune in (is that still the verb?) if you have a chance. It'll probably be available archived as well. _. Check out my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” available on Amazon (also in a Kindle edition).

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WGA Sends Out 'Pattern of Demands' Seeking Major Contract Improvements

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If you work in tech, check out my book How to Write LOIs and Term Sheets Goals include increases in minimums, pension and health, home video residuals and new media reuse, and revamps of pitching process. Details: The Hollywood Reporter. Watch for my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” 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.

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SAG Manager Investigated for Embezzlement of Unclaimed Residuals

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If you work in tech, check out my book How to Write LOIs and Term Sheets Two employees were discharged, one for possible embezzlement of $200,000-$250,000 and the other for violation of policies. An outside probe is ongoing. Details: The Hollywood Reporter. Watch for my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” 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.

DGA and Studios Reach Tentative Deal

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If you work in tech, check out my book How to Write LOIs and Term Sheets However, union will not release details until Wednesday board meeting. Details: The Hollywood Reporter. Watch for my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” 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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SAG-AFTRA Joint Board Approves Studio Deal

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If you work in tech, check out my book How to Write LOIs and Term Sheets A ballot referendum recommending ratification will soon go out to members, for return by mid-January. Details: The Hollywood Reporter. Watch for my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” 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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AFTRA Investigation Finds No Misconduct by Board Member Over SAGWatch Site

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If you work in tech, check out my book How to Write LOIs and Term Sheets The union's outside counsel determines that David Browde did not violate non-disparagement or confidentiality rules and is not an owner or editor of the site. Details: The Hollywood Reporter. Watch for my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” 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.

'Loser' Labor Standoff

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If you work in tech, check out my book How to Write LOIs and Term Sheets A summary of the IATSE "Biggest Loser" strike and a photo from the picket lines. See The Hollywood Reporter. Note - because this is from the weekly edition, a subscription is required to view the page. -. Watch for my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” 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.

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DGA-AMPTP Talks Start

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If you work in tech, check out my book How to Write LOIs and Term Sheets A press blackout is in effect as up to two to three weeks of talks start. Details: The Hollywood Reporter. -. Watch for my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” 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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Exclusive: WGA East and LA County AFL-CIO Endorse Occupy Wall Steet / Occupy LA

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If you work in tech, take a look at my book How to Write LOIs and Term Sheets In exclusive statements to the Hollywood Reporter, the Writers Guild of America, East and the LA County Federation of Labor have endorsed the Occupy protests in NY, LA and elsewhere. The WGA East slammed a “system that has diverted capital (to) a tiny handful of people,” while the LA County Fed called out "corporate bullies, banks and investment firms.".

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LA County AFL-CIO Council Targets 'Biggest Loser'

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If you work in tech, check out my book How to Write LOIs and Term Sheets Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, plans to endorse the IATSE strike, now in its second week. Details: The Hollywood Reporter. -. Watch for my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” 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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Same Picture Post-Election at the Animation Guild

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If you work in tech, check out my book How to Write LOIs and Term Sheets Business representative Steve Hulett and most incumbents re-elected. Details in my Hollywood Reporter piece. -. Watch for my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” 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.

SAG/AFTRA Merger Details Hinted

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If you work in tech, check out my book How to Write LOIs and Term Sheets SAG may seek to merge the unions prior to the pension and health plans; completion in 2011 may be the SAG goal. Details in my Hollywood Reporter piece. -. Watch for my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” 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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SAG/AFTRA and DGA Schedule Details Emerge

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If you work in tech, check out my book How to Write LOIs and Term Sheets Timing of ballots and negotiations disclosed. Details in my Hollywood Reporter piece. -. Watch for my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” 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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SAG, AFTRA Give Up First-Class Travel

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If you work in tech, check out my book How to Write LOIs and Term Sheets Actors will be flying business class and sometimes coach as part of the unions' new deal with the studios. Details in my THR piece. -. Watch for my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” 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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SAG/AFTRA Deadline Passes Without Deal With AMPTP

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If you work in tech, check out my book How to Write LOIs and Term Sheets Negotiations continue into the weekend and possibly beyond. Details in my THR piece. -. Watch for my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” 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.

AMPTP 117

Hobbitry; and the WGA sends out a negotiations bulletin

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If you work in tech, check out my book How to Write LOIs and Term Sheets For the latest on the Hobbit controversy, see [link] and [link]. For details of the WGA's priorities in its upcoming (though as yet unscheduled) contract talks, see [link]. -. Watch for my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” 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.

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Results of Writers Guild 'Pattern of Demands' Vote Still Unknown

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If you work in tech, check out my book How to Write LOIs and Term Sheets Balloting closed Jan. 24 on the wide-ranging outline of negotiating priorities, but the guild has not yet announced the results of the vote. Details: The Hollywood Reporter. _. Watch for my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” due out this month. 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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SAG Negotiated with WB to Lift 'Hobbit' Boycott

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If you work in tech, check out my book How to Write LOIs and Term Sheets The guild’s role in New Zealand dispute had been previously unknown. For details, see my THR piece. -. Watch for my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” 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.

SAG, AFTRA Meet About Merger

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'Hobbit' Union Boycott Lifted; Jackson Claims Production Leaving New Zealand

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Peter Jackson: 'Hobbit' decision in "week or two"

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If you work in tech, check out my book How to Write LOIs and Term Sheets Situation unchanged after union, management meeting. Details in my THR piece. -. Watch for my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” 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.