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  1. Oscar Nominees Lunch Hit by Union Protest

    10:45 am PST 02/10/2014
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    UPDATED: Members of the Service Employees International Union are charging that Security Industry Specialists, which provides security at the Academy Awards, employs officers who are "inadequately trained." READ MORE

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  2. Actors Union Shuffles Executives, Reducing Power of Legacy AFTRA

    11:42 am PST 02/09/2014
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    At its executive board meeting, the union also heard reports about ongoing preparation for contract negotiations. READ MORE

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  3. BECTU Calls on U.K. Screen Association to Conduct Inquiry Into VFX Work Conditions

    9:59 am PST 02/06/2014
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    ”U.K. Screen and VFX companies should focus on what matters: the welfare of their staff," BECTU said in a statement provided to THR. READ MORE

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  4. SAG Pension & Health Plan Names New CEO

    11:13 am PST 02/05/2014
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    Michael Estrada takes the lead at a time of flux for the union benefit plan. READ MORE

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  5. U.K. Screen Association Cries Foul Over Visual Effects Industry Petition

    9:45 am PST 02/05/2014
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    The trade association for U.K.-based VFX companies is asking BECTU to revise its VFX Working Time Charter. READ MORE

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  6. 'Dancing With the Stars' Fires Longtime Band Leader

    5:25 pm PST 02/03/2014
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    Veteran orchestrator and band leader Harold Wheeler takes a 28-member group of musicians and singers with him, to be replaced by another band and the ABC competition's boosted use of recordings. READ MORE

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  7. WGA Negotiations Begin: Studios' Opening Proposals Includes Alleged $60 Million in Rollbacks

    12:29 pm PST 02/03/2014
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    The WGA's new deal will probably resemble that of the Directors Guild, which ratified its contract last month with solid gains. READ MORE

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  8. Ed Asner's SAG-AFTRA Lawsuit Dismissed

    1:23 pm PST 01/29/2014
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    A judge says the case isn't ripe yet because the parties haven't finished examining records kept by SAG-AFTRA over levies and residuals. READ MORE

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  9. WGA Contract Talks With Studios to Begin Feb. 3

    1:31 pm PST 01/28/2014
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    Negotiations for a new three-year deal will begin Monday ahead of the May 1 expiration of the guild's current contract. READ MORE

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  10. Studios Back WGA Payment Initiative

    7:59 pm PST 01/23/2014
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    The AMPTP releases a statement agreeing that writers should get paid on time. READ MORE

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  11. WGAW Launches Program to Curb Late Payments to Screenwriters

    11:06 pm PST 01/22/2014
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    Guild leaders say they are hoping to change a "chronic problem" in Hollywood. READ MORE

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  12. Motion Picture Industry Pension & Health Plan Appoints New CEO

    8:04 pm PST 01/15/2014
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    Julia Nicholson has been named as the new head of the organization that provides benefits to IATSE members and others. READ MORE

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  13. SAG-AFTRA's David White to Receive Bar Association Award

    3:48 pm PST 01/09/2014
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    The actors union's national executive director will be named Attorney of the Year by a preeminent African-American bar association. READ MORE

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  14. DGA Overwhelmingly Ratifies New Contract

    10:40 am PST 01/08/2014
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    The agreement contains an array of increases to wages and residuals. READ MORE

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  15. WGA East to Honor 1010 WINS' Philip V. Pilato

    2:48 pm PST 12/30/2013
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    The longtime editor and service aide for the New York news radio station will be recognized at the guild's 2014 awards ceremony on Feb. 1. READ MORE

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  16. 'The Expendables': Writers Guild Tribunal Evolves Into Fraud Lawsuit

    8:34 am PST 12/24/2013
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    Producers of the 2010 Sylvester Stallone film claim that one of the credited writers withheld e-mails in a secret fight over authorship. READ MORE

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  17. SAG-AFTRA Issues No Work Order For Esquire's 'Knife Fight'

    3:46 pm PST 12/17/2013
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    The union tells members not to appear on the show, which it says has refused to sign a collective bargaining agreement. READ MORE

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  18. SAG Health Plan Moves to Fulfill Union Leaders' Key Merger Promise

    12:15 pm PST 12/15/2013
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    The plan says members may be able to combine SAG and AFTRA contract earnings starting July 1 in order to qualify for health insurance. READ MORE

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  19. Directors' New Labor Deal Puts Big Pressure on Actors (Analysis)

    5:00 am PST 12/05/2013
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    The Directors Guild's pre-Thanksgiving pact with the major studios makes it hard for unions like SAG-AFTRA to claim victory when their deals come up for review. READ MORE

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  20. Weinstein Company to Offer SAG-AFTRA Voters Free Tickets to Nominated Films

    9:14 am PST 11/27/2013
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    The studio partnered with online ticket seller Fandango to provide voters with two free tickets. READ MORE

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  21. VFX Workers Stage Protest Outside DreamWorks Animation During Obama Visit

    1:01 pm PST 11/26/2013
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    "If the president says we're gaining a lot of jobs in the film industry, that's not true," said rally co-organizer Daniel Lay, who blogs as VFXSoldier. READ MORE

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