(Hollywood Reporter, Nov. 9)
A strange silence descended on Hollywood Wednesday morning as stunned studio executives, agents and producers went through the motions as they tried to process Hillary Clinton's surprise loss to Donald Trump.
(LA Times, Nov. 9)
Now in its third week with no resolution in sight, the work stoppage is threatening to drag out into a protracted fight that could have larger repercussions for Hollywood, which was last rocked by labor turmoil in 2007.
(The Wrap, Nov. 9)
Many of the guilds and unions in Hollywood are staying mum today on President-elect Donald Trump’s win, but, the hotelier-turned-world leader will undoubtedly have an impact on the entertainment industry’s working class.
(Variety, Nov. 8)
Raoul Coutard, the renowned cinematographer who collaborated with Jean-Luc Godard, Francois Truffaut and Jacques Demy on classics of the French new wave, died Tuesday near Bayonne, France. He was 92 His death was reported by Le Figaro and AFP.
(Hollywood Reporter, Nov. 8)
The law has stiff penalties for box-office fraud and piracy, which Hollywood will cheer, but also vaguely worded rules designed to stifle negative statements about China.
(Yahoo TV, Nov. 7)
Employees of Nickelodeon Animation Studios "strongly ratified" a new two-year contract between Nickelodeon and the Animation Guild, the guild announced Tuesday. The agreement was reached between representatives of the guild and the Viacom unit a week ago and was voted up at in-person meetings Monday.
(SF Gate, Nov. 4)
SAG-AFTRA is heading to arbitration on behalf of Gabrielle Union and the rest of the “Being Mary Jane” cast.
(Hollywood Reporter, Nov. 3)
Residual-type back-end remains the sticking point, and both sides have hardened their positions.
(MovieWeb, Oct. 31)
Early next year, production starts on Disney and LucasFilm's long-awaited Star Wars: Han Solo spin-off, which has Alden Ehrenreich set to star as Han Solo, and Donald Glover recently signing on to play the iconic Lando Calrissian. While we wait for more cast members to come aboard, cinematographer Bradford Young recently teased that this spin-off will be quite different than any other Star Wars movie before it.
(Deadspin, Oct. 28)
The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) has recently let go of five members of their broadcast crew in retaliation for union activities, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) alleges in a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) complaint.
(Deadline, Oct. 27)
One of the expanded program’s specific goals was to induce TV shows to relocate here from other states, and by all accounts, it’s already been a major success.
(Hollywood Reporter, Oct. 27)
Starz, set to merge with Lionsgate via a $4.4 billion deal, on Thursday posted sharply lower third-quarter earnings, despite higher revenues.
(Deadline, Oct. 27)
AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka has called on the video game industry to return to the bargaining table to end SAG-AFTRA’s weeklong strike against 11 video game companies.
(Deadline, Oct. 25)
The DGA has reached a tentative agreement with ABC, CBS and NBC on a new three-year network staff contract covering staffers and freelancers employed in news, sports and operations at the networks and at several of their owned local TV stations.
(New York Magazine, Oct. 20)
This morning, a new study was released by the Economic Policy Institute that detailed new findings about the gender pay gap.
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