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  1. DGA Deal Details Revealed

    2:24 pm PST 02/24/2014
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    The Memorandum of Agreement posted by the guild describes new residuals formulas and more. READ MORE

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  2. Unions Set Kickoff Event to Support Film, TV Tax Incentives Legislation

    12:41 pm PST 02/21/2014
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    IATSE locals, the Hollywood Teamsters and a local of the Studio Utility Employees are trying to rally support for new legislation. READ MORE

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  3. Women Still Underrepresented in Film and TV, Study Says

    12:03 am PST 02/19/2014
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    The Women’s Media Center, founded by Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan and Gloria Steinem, has released a report showing low female employment numbers among cast and crew alike. READ MORE

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  4. Union Faction, President Trade Barbs Over SAG-AFTRA Exec's Possible Departure

    11:04 pm PST 02/17/2014
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    SAG-AFTRA national executive director David White’s candidacy to lead the NBA Players Association has come under fire by MembershipFirst, which fought his hiring in 2009; meanwhile, the union president praised White. READ MORE

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  5. WGA Contract Talks in Recess for Two Weeks

    7:25 pm PST 02/15/2014
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    Negotiations resume March 4. READ MORE

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  6. SAG-AFTRA's David White 'Discussed the Possibility' of Leaving for NBA Players Union

    3:07 pm PST 02/15/2014
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    The labor exec acknowledged that he's in contention to lead the NBA Players Association, which is reportedly meeting candidates Saturday in New Orleans. READ MORE

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  7. SAG-AFTRA's David White Is Frontrunner to Lead NBA Players Association (Report)

    2:38 pm PST 02/14/2014
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    White has led SAG and SAG-AFTRA since 2009. READ MORE

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  8. 'Rhythm & Hues: Life After Pi' Documentary Trailer Released (Video)

    4:21 pm PST 02/13/2014
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    One year since Rhythm & Hues filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy shortly before its work on 'Life of Pi' won a VFX Oscar, a documentary is set to be released. READ MORE

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  9. UCLA Diversity Study Blasts Hollywood as 'Woefully Out of Touch'

    2:48 pm PST 02/12/2014
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    Onscreen and off, minorities and women are drastically underrepresented — even at a cost to ratings and box office — according to a new report, which targets talent agencies, Oscars and Emmys, among others. READ MORE

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  10. Gavin Polone: I Was So Wrong About the WGA Strike (Guest Column)

    9:00 am PST 02/11/2014
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    The producer, who publicly questioned the wisdom of the 2007 guild shutdown, now wishes to praise everything the WGA gained as talks for a new studio contract begin. READ MORE

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