Mar 25 | Newsweek
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has questioned Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' stance on unions after one of the company's officials scrutinized the lawmaker's upcoming visit to workers in Alabama.
Mar 25 | Variety
Audiences for TV’s biggest award shows may be in decline, but ad prices are not.
Mar 25 | The Hollywood Reporter
All sides are resigned to the fact that every Hollywood major is trying different release models as long as the pandemic keeps up.
Mar 24 | The Hollywood Reporter
A year after being acquired by an investor group led by former Viacom CFO Wade Davis, and just a few months after officially closing the deal, Univision’s future is taking shape.
Mar 24 | Variety
Film and TV have cemented their fare share of East Asian stereotypes over the years, thanks to decades of yellow face, racist scripts and a lack of roles for nuanced Asian characters.
Mar 24 | Variety
Executives of color have been landing high-profile jobs in the entertainment industry at an unprecedented rate amid the broad social reckoning with systemic racism.
Mar 18 | NW Labor Press
Entertainment industry workers who work behind the scenes and in front of the house at some of your favorite shows and concerts held a solidarity walk in downtown Portland March 11 to mark the one-year anniversary of when the industry went dark due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most haven’t worked a day since.
Mar 15 | Deadline
Right before Oscar nominations were announced, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President David Rubin confirmed Deadline’s exclusive from last week that the upcoming 93rd annual Academy Awards show would be coming from both the vast Union Station in downtown Los Angeles and the show’s usual haunt, the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
Feb 9 | Variety
Hasbro-owned Entertainment One is letting go of 10% of its film and TV staff, Variety has confirmed.
Feb 9 | Deadline
Disney is shuttering Blue Sky Studios, the $5.9 billion global-grossing former 20th Century Fox animation division that during its run churned out 13 feature films including the Ice Age franchise.
Feb 8 | NBC
New York plans to use extensive coronavirus testing as a way to reopen its struggling entertainment venues that have remained shuttered for months during the pandemic, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.
Feb 8 | The Verge
For the next seven weeks, employees at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama will vote on whether to become the first of the company’s US employees to unionize.
Feb 8 | The Hollywood Reporter
Incoming CEO Andy Jassy isn’t likely to make big studio moves — but has built ties with Hollywood while running the tech giant’s web services division.
Feb 7 | Deadline
Dana Walden has seen a lot of major changes during her time in the entertainment industry and she doesn’t see things slowing down any time soon.
Feb 7 | Axios
AFL-CIO boss Richard Trumka told Jonathan Swan in an interview for "Axios on HBO" that former Presidents Clinton and Obama didn't understand unions' importance — and were disappointments to organized labor because of it.
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