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As Writers Guild Talks Stall, a Jittery Hollywood Wonders What’s Next

A strike authorization vote is on tap, but SAG-AFTRA may be waiting in the wings as an intricate dance begins.

Anthem Health Plan Hack Ensnares Hollywood Unions

The breach may affect DGA, WGA, SAG-AFTRA and IATSE members who are subscribers to Anthem’s Blue Cross plans.

Canadian Actors, Advertisers Reach Tentative Deal

The new three-year agreement comes as Hollywood North aims at labor peace to keep U.S. producers from crossing the border for cost savings.

Canadian Actors, Producers Choose Labor Peace in Contract Talks

Keeping the major studios shooting here is encouraging no-fuss national commercial, film and TV contract settlements.

Former AFTRA Chief Tapped to Lead Musicians Union Residuals Fund

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.

Actors Union Shuffles Executives, Reducing Power of Legacy AFTRA

At its executive board meeting, the union also heard reports about ongoing preparation for contract negotiations.

Directors’ New Labor Deal Puts Big Pressure on Actors (Analysis)

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.

SAG Pension & Health Trustees Still Working on Reciprocity

A complete solution –- merger of the plans –- isn’t even under discussion at this time.

Audit Reveals Pre-Merger AFTRA Was Plagued With Financial Issues (Exclusive)

Thousands of non-paying members on the books, accounting errors and omissions and "boxes and boxes" of expired studio residuals checks — for the first time, THR unveils the union's lack of financial controls, which took over a year to rectify.

AFTRA Foundation Sets Up Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund

The $50,000 fund will provide grants up to $1,000 per person to respond to what one official called “an epic storm with devastating consequences.”

About 15 Percent of SAG-AFTRA Staff Leaving in Voluntary Buyout (Exclusive)

The program is part of the ongoing integration of SAG and AFTRA. The union declined to provide financial details of the packages or payroll impact.

Tom Carpenter leaves SAG-AFTRA, joins Actors’ Equity as General Counsel

The union’s chief labor counsel departs for a legal and executive role at Actors Equity – further consolidating the power of former SAG staff in the merged union’s executive ranks.