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.

DGA Talks Continue

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

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Teamsters, studios fail to break stalemate

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SAG's David White to Speak on Digital Issues

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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 Continues Down Path to Merger with AFTRA

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

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Comcast Writers Overwhelmingly Vote for WGA in Unofficial Secret Ballot

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If you work in tech, check out my book How to Write LOIs and Term Sheets About 3/4 of eligible writers voted in an unusual procedure supervised by LA City Council president Eric Garcetti, meant to draw attention to labor issue. 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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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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People on the Move: SAG Lawyer Joining Fox

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If you work in tech, check out my book How to Write LOIs and Term Sheets SAG vet Laura Beedy Ritchie moves to the other side of the table in 10 days. 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.

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.

DGA Talks Continue for Third Week

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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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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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California Labor Federation Endorses 'Biggest Loser' Strike

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If you work in tech, check out my book How to Write LOIs and Term Sheets 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. -. 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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'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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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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100 IATSE Picketers March at ‘Biggest Loser’ Monday

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AFTRA Endorses IATSE 'Biggest Loser' Organizing Campaign

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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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SAG/AFTRA Negotiations Almost Unraveled at 'Perilous Moments'

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If you work in tech, check out my book How to Write LOIs and Term Sheets An exclusive look inside the bargaining room of last Sunday's deal that insiders say went right down to the wire. 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 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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Analysis: How the Guilds Lost the 'Hobbit' War

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WGA, IATSE Weigh in on SAG/AFTRA Deal

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Actors' Unions Reach Deal With AMPTP

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SAG/AFTRA Deadline Passes Without Deal With AMPTP

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Hobbitry; and the WGA sends out a negotiations bulletin

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SAG Negotiated with WB to Lift 'Hobbit' Boycott

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SAG, AFTRA Meet About Merger

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New Zealand to 'Fight Like Hell' for 'The Hobbit'

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