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Will Hollywood Writers Go on Strike? The Tricky Economics of "Peak TV"

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:00:00 +0000

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As the number of scripted series and TV writers surge, shorter orders stall the volume of produced episodes and staff writer earnings, while screenwriters' wages drop 21 percent.

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Disney Pays $3.8M for Violating Minimum Wage Rules

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 19:20:44 +0000

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The department's Wage and Hour Division says Disney deducted uniform or "costume" expenses that caused some workers' hourly wages to fall below the federal minimum wage.

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Telemundo Actors Vote to Unionize With SAG-AFTRA

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 18:56:12 +0000

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The vote marks a first in Spanish-language media.

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Netflix's 'The Get Down' Hit With Union Claim for Holding Actors Too Long (Exclusive)

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 19:00:05 +0000

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SAG-AFTRA is demanding arbitration against Sony Pictures Television, producer of the pricey and troubled Baz Luhrmann musical drama.

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Judge Pauses Enforcement of IMDb Age Censorship Law

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:08:20 +0000

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"It's difficult to imagine how AB 1687 could not violate the First Amendment," writes the judge.

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SAG-AFTRA Touts Press Freedom, Testing Political Waters in Trump Era

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:20:30 +0000

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The issued statement comes a few weeks after the union criticized the travel ban.

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Film, TV Lag Nation’s Diversity at a Cost, Study Finds

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:21:39 +0000

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UCLA Bunche Center study finds racial and gender diversity lacking.

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Movies in 2016 Featured a Record Number of Women Protagonists

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:10:30 +0000

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But, overall, female characters accounted for just 32 percent of all speaking roles, down slightly from 2015, according to a new study.

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L.A.'s Most Prominent Casting Workshop Firm Shuts Down, Declares Bankruptcy Amid City Attorney Charges

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 13:30:00 +0000

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Five days after the City Attorney filed charges, the Actor's Key, the busiest workshop firm in L.A., ceased operations and filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

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MTV News Voluntarily Accepts WGA East as Staff Union

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 21:16:48 +0000

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The development avoids the need for a ballot.

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SAG-AFTRA Launches New App for Members

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 18:50:00 +0000

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The Holiday of Love brings a non-traditional surprise for the union’s members.

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L.A. City Attorney Files Charges Against 5 Casting Workshops in Pay-to-Play Scam

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 17:38:00 +0000

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After an investigation begun last year, the Los Angeles city attorney says that five workshop companies and 25 individuals are facing criminal charges for an illegal pay-to-play audition scheme.

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SAG-AFTRA to Offer Residuals Payments via Direct Deposit for the First Time

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 14:05:00 +0000

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The union reached an agreement with software company Exactuals to deliver the new service via City National Bank starting this year.

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Directors Guild Names Russell Hollander as Its New National Executive Director

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 06:14:14 +0000

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He will succeed Jay D. Roth, but was chosen in a closed process criticized by two former DGA executives.

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MTV News to Unionize With WGA East

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 01:04:54 +0000

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The development continues the WGAE's success in organizing digital news writers.

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