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Major Workers’ Union Backs Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard Deal in FTC Letter

After reaching a labor neutrality agreement with Microsoft earlier in June, the Communications Workers of America has sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission supporting the tech giant’s $68.7 billion acquisition of Call of Duty maker Activision Blizzard. The president of the labor union, which in late May successfully established Activision Blizzard’s first certified […]

Jigsaw Productions Options Wired Writer’s Cryptocurrency Book (Exclusive)

Jigsaw Productions has optioned the upcoming nonfiction book Tracers in the Dark: The Global Hunt for the Crime Lords of Cryptocurrency and is developing adaptations in multiple media forms, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The Doubleday title, penned by Wired senior writer Andy Greenberg, follows a group of investigators that developed means of tracing cryptocurrency […]

A “‘Succession’-Type Vibe”: Alex Holder Reveals Details About His Trump Doc After Testifying Before Jan. 6 Committee

Documentary filmmaker Alex Holder’s life changed dramatically — and practically overnight — when news broke June 21 that the House Select Committee investigating Jan. 6 had subpoenaed footage Holder shot of former President Donald Trump and those close to him. In the time since those reports surfaced, the British filmmaker — who was a producer […]

Hollywood Unions Sound Off on Roe v. Wade Decision: “The Supreme Court Is Wrong”

Hollywood unions sharply rebuked the Supreme Court on Friday in the wake of news that the nation’s highest court had overturned Roe v. Wade, with a few labor groups pledging to take steps to combat the decision’s effect. Directors union the Directors Guild of America, actors union SAG-AFTRA, writers unions the Writers Guild of America […]

Duncan Henderson, ‘Master and Commander’ Producer and Veteran Assistant Director, Dies at 72

Duncan Henderson, the unit production manager, assistant director and producer with credits including Dead Poets Society, Master and Commander, The Perfect Storm and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, has died. He was 72. Henderson, who in addition to his production career served as a national board member at the DGA for 16 years, died […]

Discovery+ Nabs Rights to Alex Holder’s Trump 2020 Election Footage Documentary

Streamer Discovery+ revealed Wednesday that it has purchased Unprecedented, documentary filmmaker Alex Holder’s three-part series on former president Donald Trump’s re-election campaign that has gained the attention of the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. “Alex Holder’s Unprecedented three-part docuseries about the 2020 election will be released on Discovery+ […]

Film Festival Survey Details Director-Level Wages, Use of Independent Contractors

While the majority of film festivals are headed up by full-time executive directors who work the entire year, they largely rely on other kinds of workers — part-time and seasonal workers, independent contractors and volunteers — to fill out different director-level roles, according to a new survey from the Film Festival Alliance. Of the film […]

Film Forum Workers Vote to Unionize in NLRB Election

Workers at the iconic New York movie theater Film Forum have voted unanimously to unionize with a United Auto Workers Local. In a National Labor Relations ballot count that took place on Friday morning, 27 workers supported unionizing with New York-based UAW Local 2110. The worker group involved in the vote included full and part-time staffers […]

‘Bitterbrush’ Director Discusses Why the Observational Documentary Required “A Leap of Faith”

Though director Emelie Mahdavian planned some of the story structure for her latest film, Bitterbrush, well in advance, there was only so much she could anticipate when it came to making a documentary about two young female range riders responsible for hundreds of cattle over the course of one summer. Chasing the women with a […]

Vox Media Union Members Ratify New Contract Following Strike Threat

Editorial and video staffers at Vox Media have overwhelmingly ratified a new three-year union contract, the Writers Guild of America East announced on Thursday. Three hundred and forty staffers within the more than 360-member bargaining unit voted in favor of the Vox Media Union’s second-ever agreement, while one staffer rejected the tentative deal. Ninety-five percent […]

Behind the Animation Guild’s Push to Organize Production Workers

In January, The Animation Guild announced a twofold breakthrough: By unionizing Harriet the Spy studio Titmouse New York, the IATSE local had not only initiated an expansion outside of Los Angeles County, it had also organized production staff for the first time in recent history. Since then, TAG has unveiled new organizing campaigns of production […]

Disney Delays Relocation of Thousands of Jobs to Florida Until 2026

Disney has pushed back the timeline to relocate thousands of jobs from California to Florida amid its fight over Florida’s so-called “Don’t Say Gay” bill. The company’s timeline to move around 2,000 workers in its parks, experiences and products division — which includes a number of Imagineering workers, who are responsible for designing and engineering […]