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  1. SAG, AFTRA Health Plans Move Towards Merger (Exclusive)

    9:04 am PDT 06/26/2015
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    SAG-AFTRA national executive director David White cites "significant progress" as the union and management discuss final design of a combined plan. READ MORE

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  2. Former SAG Manager Facing Federal Embezzlement Charges

    7:01 pm PDT 06/17/2015
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    Michelle L. Dancy was charged in a nine-count indictment. READ MORE

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  3. Tonys Awards 2015: Dramatists Guild Slams CBS for Telecast Snubs

    4:22 pm PDT 06/09/2015
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    In a letter to Les Moonves on behalf of the venerable organization representing American playwrights, lyricists and composers, president Doug Wright criticizes the decision to present major writing awards off-camera. READ MORE

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  4. Paramount Sued Over Score for Upcoming Renee Zellweger Film

    7:33 am PDT 06/09/2015
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    The American Federation of Musicians says the studio lied to complete the scoring of 'Same Kind of Different as Me' in Slovakia. READ MORE

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  5. SAG-AFTRA Slams 'An Open Secret' Hollywood Sex Doc for Innuendo

    8:29 pm PDT 06/04/2015
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    The union says the film plays fast and loose, implying that SAG-AFTRA is connected to alleged abuse. READ MORE

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  6. Hollywood Studios Sued for Recycling Film Soundtracks Too Much

    9:17 am PDT 05/27/2015
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    A new lawsuit from the American Federation of Musicians counts dozens of examples, from 'Bridesmaids' to 'Argo,' where music wasn't totally original. READ MORE

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  7. Teamsters, Other Basic Crafts Unions Reach New Three-Year Deal

    1:02 pm PDT 05/22/2015
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    The new agreement runs August 1, 2015 through July 31, 2018. Terms were not released. READ MORE

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  8. SAG-AFTRA Appoints New Nashville Local Executive Director

    7:45 pm PDT 05/18/2015
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    The appointee, Richard Van Syckle, comes with a range of creative experiences. READ MORE

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  9. Musicians Union Travels to Sacramento to Play a Song for Tax Credits

    7:01 pm PDT 05/18/2015
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    The union wants to amend California’s tax credit law to encourage in-state production scoring and recording. READ MORE

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  10. Musicians Guild Sues Warner Bros, MGM, Paramount Over Film Scores

    7:17 am PDT 04/27/2015
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    AFM says the score for "Interstellar" was out of its world — but not in a good way. READ MORE

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  11. SAG-AFTRA Los Angeles HQ Building Renamed as Union Extends Lease

    8:24 am PDT 04/17/2015
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    The organization will remain in its offices until at least 2026. READ MORE

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  12. UCLA to Host Entertainment/Sports Labor Conference

    3:15 pm PDT 04/15/2015
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    The broad-ranging event aims to build bridges between scholars, professionals and practitioners. READ MORE

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  13. 'Sharknado 3' Producers Accuse Labor Union of Bullying

    2:44 pm PDT 03/13/2015
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    The IATSE denies the allegations from The Asylum COO Paul Bales. READ MORE

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  14. 'Sharknado 3' Shoot in D.C. Met by Picketing Union

    11:22 am PDT 03/11/2015
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    IATSE members walked off the job as the production shot near the White House. READ MORE

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  15. 'Sharknado 3' Producer Mocks Picketing Union By Touting Deal With Sharks

    4:47 pm PST 03/03/2015
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    Meanwhile, IATSE is “surprised” at producers’ non-union stance, which denies workers pension and health benefits. READ MORE

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  16. Diverse Casts Deliver Higher Ratings, Bigger Box Office: Study (Exclusive)

    6:00 am PST 02/25/2015
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    Audiences want more ethnic representation, a new UCLA study shows, with agencies, studios and networks lagging behind, entrenched in "an industry culture that routinely devalues the talent of minorities and women." READ MORE

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  17. Equity Proposal to Pay Actors Roils Los Angeles 99-Seat Theatre Producers

    6:30 pm PST 02/23/2015
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    Paying minimum wage is a non-starter say producers, many of whom are Equity members. READ MORE

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  18. SAG-AFTRA Tweaks Commission Rules, Signals Possible New Deal with Agents

    1:20 am PST 02/11/2015
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    A minor revision in commissionability of residuals may be the harbinger of bigger changes to come. READ MORE

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  19. Anthem Health Plan Hack Ensnares Hollywood Unions

    1:24 pm PST 02/05/2015
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    The breach may affect DGA, WGA, SAG-AFTRA and IATSE members who are subscribers to Anthem’s Blue Cross plans. READ MORE

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  20. Teamsters Ratify Commercial Deal, Averting Strike

    11:45 am PST 01/24/2015
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    The vote was overwhelming. READ MORE

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