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  1. SAG-AFTRA, AMPTP Again Extend Contracts by 24 Hours to Continue Negotiations

    11:57 pm PDT 07/01/2014
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    The decision to extend yet another day to allow for further discussion was announced less than an hour before midnight. READ MORE

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  2. SAG-AFTRA, AMPTP Extend Current Contracts by 24 Hours to Continue Negotiations

    11:33 pm PDT 06/30/2014
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    The decision to extend another day to allow for further discussion was announced less than an hour before midnight. READ MORE

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  3. Hollywood Guilds Want Supreme Court to Hear Marvel Characters Dispute

    1:18 pm PDT 06/23/2014
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    SAG-AFTRA, the DGA and the WGA are rallying behind an effort by Jack Kirby's heirs to terminate rights to Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four and the Avengers. READ MORE

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  4. New York City Council to Examine Reality TV Working Conditions

    5:43 pm PDT 06/09/2014
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    A committee will weigh in as the WGA East continues its push to organize the area. READ MORE

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  5. Cannes: Labor Strikes Prompt Festival Delays and Drama

    12:42 pm PDT 05/15/2014
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    "This year it’s really extreme," says a Cannes regular, as demonstrations, delayed flights and anti-Uber protests lead to canceled meetings and missed screenings. READ MORE

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  6. Women Working Behind the Scenes on Independent Films More Than Blockbusters, Study Says

    10:03 pm PDT 05/05/2014
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    The "Independent Women" report revealed that 23 percent of directors on independent films are female, compared with just six percent on the top-grossing films of 2013. READ MORE

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  7. SAG-AFTRA, AMPTP to Commence Negotiations on May 5

    12:55 pm PDT 05/02/2014
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    Separately, the union unveiled a new logo and brand identity. READ MORE

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  8. IATSE, Canadian Unions Bedfellows in TV Campaign

    8:53 am PDT 05/02/2014
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    The U.S.-based technicians union has given its Canadian colleagues a makeover with "Together, Fairness Works" commercials getting wide media play here. READ MORE

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  9. '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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  10. '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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  11. 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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  12. '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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  13. 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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  14. '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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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