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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. SAG-AFTRA Slashes Residuals Processing Time (Exclusive)

    4:00 am PDT 03/27/2014
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    What used to take three months now takes about three weeks, and the union vows to stay on top of the process even as the number of residuals checks balloons. READ MORE

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  10. Talent Managers Reject SAG-AFTRA Code (Again)

    12:04 pm PDT 03/24/2014
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    Three associations issue a statement three weeks after the Personal Manager Code, to which only two managers have signed on, was introduced. READ MORE

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  11. Ex-WGA Chief Patric Verrone Likely to Face Strike Questions in State Senate Run (Analysis)

    8:31 pm PDT 03/15/2014
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    The union leader is running on a jobs platform -- but did the strike he called save jobs or kill them? READ MORE

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  12. WGA Contract Talks in Recess Until End of Month

    8:15 pm PDT 03/13/2014
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    The WGA says the only remaining points of contention are options and exclusivity. READ MORE

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  13. 'Midnight Rider' Accident: Who Will Be Blamed for Sarah Jones' Death?

    8:00 am PDT 03/11/2014
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    As multiple investigations delve into the accident that killed the 27-year-old camera assistant, it appears that industry guidelines were not followed. READ MORE

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  14. Managers Survey Gives Thumbs Down to SAG-AFTRA Code, But Union Disagrees

    6:55 pm PST 03/06/2014
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    A couple hundred managers responded to the poll, but SAG-AFTRA challenges the accuracy and methodology. READ MORE

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  15. Musicians Union Hires New Electronic Media Executive

    4:00 pm PST 03/06/2014
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    Bill Thomas becomes the director of the AFM’s Electronic Media Services Division. READ MORE

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  16. SAG-AFTRA, Managers Trade Barbs on Regulatory Code (Analysis)

    8:06 pm PST 03/05/2014
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    A manager turns down a client and blames the union, while the union fires back at “misrepresentations . . from special interests.” READ MORE

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  17. 'Midnight Rider' Accident: Cinematographers Guild Plans Candlelight Walk, Memorial for Sarah Jones

    11:12 am PST 03/05/2014
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    The camera assistant, who was struck and killed by a train on the Georgia set of the upcoming Gregg Allman biopic, will be remembered on Friday. READ MORE

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  18. Actors Union Introduces Voluntary Regulation of Talent Managers

    6:01 am PST 03/04/2014
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    The new SAG-AFTRA Code of Ethics and Conduct marks a step into new and controversial territory for the union; it’s opposed by two associations of personal managers, including one that helped draft it. READ MORE

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  19. Oscars: Security Officers to Protest Outside Ceremony

    5:24 pm PST 03/01/2014
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    SEIU, a union representing security workers, organized a previous gathering at the Dolby Theatre on Friday. READ MORE

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  20. WGA East Accuses ITV Studios of Failing to Pay Overtime

    5:21 pm PST 02/27/2014
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    The union calls it "stealing" and highlights the contrast with surging profits at the parent company. READ MORE

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  21. Oscars: Security Officers to Protest Outside of Dolby Theater Friday

    3:55 pm PST 02/27/2014
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    SEIU, a union representing security workers, is asking the Academy to contract with a company which allows is guards opportunities for full-time jobs and unionization. READ MORE

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