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The Fight Within SAG-AFTRA Over Health Care

An unofficial Zoom meeting hosted by the SAG-AFTRA opposition faction Aug. 14 drew nearly 500 participants in a visceral display of fear and fury as dozens spoke out against a restructuring of the union’s affiliated health plan that will hike premiums and tighten eligibility. The words used by many: “betrayed,” “heartbroken” and “lawsuit.”  

Broadway’s Emergency Relief Deal Doesn’t Cover Playwrights

A deal reached Friday between a coalition of stage unions and the organization representing Broadway producers for wage payments and additional health contributions to aid stage workers in distress doesn’t — and couldn’t — include playwrights, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Court Appears to Reject Writers Guild Motion to Dismiss Agency Case

A federal judge at a hearing in downtown Los Angeles issued a non-public tentative ruling allowing the major talent agencies to proceed with their antitrust lawsuit against The Writers Guild of America, according to a source who has read a copy of the ruling.

Where the Writers Guild Stands in Its Legal War With Agencies

Litigation between the Writers Guild of America and the major talent agencies, which the WGA kicked off April 17 with a California state filing, has been a slow slog that may gain momentum in the wake of the union’s Oct. 18 refiling of its claims in federal court. But with no substantive hearings scheduled until Dec. 6 — a date that could slip — industry observers will have to wait at least another six weeks for a court ruling on what are expected to be cross-motions for dismissal, in which the WGA and the largest three agencies each seek to knock the other side’s claims out of court.

CAA Moves to Oust Writers Guild From Lawsuit Over Lack of Standing

CAA moves to oust WGA from litigation for lack of standing and commonality.

Agencies Call Writers’ Plan to Deputize and Pay Managers “Unlawful Conduct”

The Association of Talent Agencies on Thursday sent a letter to its membership criticizing the Writers Guild of America for "unlawful conduct" — namely, attempting to induce managers and attorneys to violate the California Talent Agencies Act by promising to reimburse them for any fees forfeited because of a violation of the TAA.

Streamers’ Spending Spree the Talk of UCLA Entertainment Symposium

Analysts, lawyers and a film studio exec — keynoter Andrew Gumpert, COO of Paramount — described a business shifting under their feet.

Uma Thurman’s ‘Kill Bill’ Crash Sparks Outrage in Stunt Community

"That could have been a death by decapitation," a veteran Hollywood stunt performer said of the violent crash sequence filmed in 2003 that left Thurman suffering a concussion and damaged knees.

Disgraced Attorney Brings New Harvey Weinstein Accuser to ‘Megyn Kelly Today’

Jeff Herman previously sued Hollywood figures on behalf of a liar, and he himself has been sanctioned by judges twice for dishonesty.

Harvey Weinstein Could Still Be Prosecuted for Rape in Utah

The state stops the clock when an alleged offender is out of state, keeping old felony cases alive for prosecution — but there are practical hurdles and possible constitutional challenges.

SAG-AFTRA Condemns “Disgraceful” Harvey Weinstein

The statement comes amid a chorus of condemnation and disgust.

Gabrielle Carteris Talks SAG-AFTRA Election, Union Factions and “Misinformation”

THR talks to the union’s newly re-elected president about divisiveness, goals and the organization’s top staffer.