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Rising Inflation Hits Hollywood as Production Costs “Have Shot Through the Roof”

With inflation hitting the U.S. economy at large, Hollywood is feeling the impact of it on its film and television production. The rising demand and sluggish supply of building materials is hampering

Actors’ Equity Executive Director Mary McColl to Step Down in 2022

Mary McColl, the first female executive director of the Actors’ Equity Association, is stepping down. McColl announced her decision not to seek renewal of her contract, which expires in January

SAG-AFTRA Names Duncan Crabtree-Ireland National Executive Director and Chief Negotiator

SAG-AFTRA’s National Board has appointed its current COO and general counsel Duncan Crabtree-Ireland to the role of national executive director and chief negotiator. Crabtree-Ireland is…

Amid COVID Turmoil and Low Wages, Feature Producers Form Union

A group that has been organizing fiction film producers for nearly two years in response to seismic industry shifts and a global pandemic is officially launching a union. Led by It Follows

In Hollywood, Is the Press the New Human Resources? (Guest Column)

“Is the media the new HR?” This is the sentiment we’ve seen posed on social media by co-workers and friends in light of the Scott Rudin fallout from The Hollywood Reporter‘s cover story, the Los Angel…

‘Star Wars’ Authors Claim Disney Royalties “Fall Through the Cracks”

In November, author Alan Dean Foster wrote an open letter claiming that he was owed royalties for work relating to both the Star Wars and Alien franchises dating back to The Walt Disney Co.’s…

Performers’ Unions “Demand Action” on Workplace Harassment Allegations Amid Scott Rudin Claims

Days after The Hollywood Reporter's story on producer Scott Rudin, leaders from SAG-AFTRA, Actors Equity and American Federation of Musicians Local 802 said in a joint statement that "every corporate…

The Ringer, Gimlet Media Ratify First Collective Bargaining Agreements With Spotify

The agreement provides minimum salaries, sets restrictions on the use of outside contractors in bargaining unit positions and provides a minimum 2 percent annual raise for covered employees.

Hollywood Coalition Calls on Senate Leaders to Act on “Critical Issue” of Pandemic Insurance

Film, television and sports groups including SAG-AFTRA, the DGA and Producers Guild additionally asked Senators for "direct intervention" in the form of temporary federal funds on Friday.

SAG-AFTRA Health Fund Seeks Dismissal of Actors’ Suit Over Plan Changes

In December, a group of actors led by Ed Asner sued the SAG-AFTRA Health Fund and its board of trustees for breach of fiduciary duty and violations of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act…

Trump Resigns From SAG-AFTRA

The former president's actions come after the union's National Board voted "overwhelmingly" to convene a disciplinary process that could potentially result in his expulsion.

Nearly 80 Percent of Hollywood Support Staff Considered “Cost-Burdened,” Survey Shows (Exclusive)

The second #PayUpHollywood survey also reports on financial fallout from the pandemic, including that nearly 20 percent of Hollywood assistants and support staff left L.A. or moved back in with…