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  1. 'Midnight Rider' Accident Highlighted in 'Preventable Deaths' Workplace Study

    10:08 am PDT 04/23/2014
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    UPDATED: A new report from the National Council on Occupational Safety and Health features Sarah Jones' death as a case study of the more than 50,000 fatalities that occur each year and can be prevented. READ MORE

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  2. 'Midnight Rider' Accident: IATSE Sets Safety Rights Seminar for May 4 in Burbank

    9:08 am PDT 04/23/2014
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    A moment of silence is also planned for April 28, as union workers plan to remember camera assistant Sarah Jones and learn from her death. READ MORE

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  3. SAG-AFTRA Appoints New Ohio-Pittsburgh Local Executive Director

    11:44 am PDT 04/18/2014
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    Attorney Brian Lysell has a background in traditional labor unions and comes from a working-class family. READ MORE

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  4. 'Midnight Rider' Target of Campaign Urging Crews to Boycott L.A. Production

    7:14 pm PDT 04/17/2014
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    A new Facebook campaign launched on Thursday is encouraging film crews to refuse to work on the Gregg Allman biopic if plans go through for the production to resume in L.A. READ MORE

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  5. Transgender TV Personality Loses Viacom Discrimination Lawsuit

    12:40 pm PDT 04/17/2014
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    B. Scott sued for being forced to change his gender identity at the 2013 BET Awards. READ MORE

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  6. 'Midnight Rider' to Resume Production in Los Angeles, IATSE Says

    12:44 am PDT 04/16/2014
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    A representative from Unclaimed Freight Productions informed the union of plans to begin shooting again in June; the union expressed concern but said it had no power to prevent a resumption READ MORE

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  7. WGA Diversity Report Finds Declines in Film, Small Gains in TV

    11:10 am PDT 04/14/2014
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    The report analyzes employment patterns for broadcast and cable TV shows as well as movies from 2011-12, highlighting women, minority and older writers. READ MORE

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  8. SAG-AFTRA to Begin Contract Talks With Producers on May 5

    4:31 pm PDT 04/13/2014
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    The union made the announcement Sunday after its national board meeting. READ MORE

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  9. New Service Launches to Pay Union Bonds (Exclusive)

    7:11 pm PDT 04/11/2014
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    For a fee, BondIt will front the security deposit required by SAG-AFTRA and other unions, relieving a cash flow problem confronted by independent productions. READ MORE

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  10. SAG Foundation Releases Two Hours of 'Conversations With Mickey Rooney' (Video)

    9:30 pm PDT 04/10/2014
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    In a lengthy video of the event, the legendary actor shares stories about Walt Disney, Elizabeth Taylor and his nearly 90-year career. READ MORE

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  11. Musicians Union Slams Lionsgate Over 'Draft Day' Offshoring

    1:29 pm PDT 04/10/2014
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    The AFM is pressing the case that U.S. films and television programs should be scored domestically, not overseas, especially when they receive U.S. production tax credits. READ MORE

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  12. AMPTP, Two Unions File Federal Reports Disclosing Salaries and More

    5:51 pm PDT 04/08/2014
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    The AMPTP Form 990 and DGA and AFM LM-2s reveal salaries, financial condition, membership figures and other information. READ MORE

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  13. WGA Boards Endorse New Studio Deal, Set Membership Vote

    4:00 pm PDT 04/08/2014
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    Ballots are due April 29; ratification of the deal is expected. READ MORE

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  14. DGA Accepting Applications for Student Film Awards

    4:12 pm PDT 04/07/2014
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    The longstanding DGA program honors minority and women film students across the nation. READ MORE

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  15. Former AFTRA Chief Tapped to Lead Musicians Union Residuals Fund

    3:52 pm PDT 04/07/2014
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    Kim Roberts Hedgpeth will lead the Film Musicians Secondary Markets Fund, which processes film and TV residuals for AFM members; however, her tenure at AFTRA was marred by a lack of financial controls. READ MORE

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  16. WGA Announces New Deal Terms

    6:59 pm PDT 04/02/2014
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    The deal mirrors the DGA deal and also includes a solution to the problem of series TV exclusivity holds. READ MORE

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  17. Writers Guild Reaches New Deal With Producers Alliance

    9:58 am PDT 04/02/2014
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    UPDATED: Terms were not disclosed, but since the Directors Guild ratified its contract in January with solid gains, the WGA's deal will probably resemble that one. READ MORE

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  18. Ad-ID Becomes Industry Standard for Commercials Under SAG-AFTRA

    6:30 pm PDT 04/01/2014
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    The tracking codes, which became mandatory March 31, allow ads to be tracked and measured across all media. READ MORE

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  19. DGA Hires Diversity Exec Frank Bennett Gonzalez

    12:59 pm PDT 04/01/2014
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    The new assistant executive director was most recently with Disney/ABC. READ MORE

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  20. SAG-AFTRA Presses on With Talent Managers Code

    12:52 pm PDT 04/01/2014
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    The voluntary regulations have garnered only two signatories, but the union sees the process as long-term and will continue to educate members on the effort. READ MORE

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