(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.
(Quartz, Oct. 19)
Many of us grew up in a world in which mass media was uni-directional. We passively watched TV and movies, listened to music, and read newspapers and books without them interacting back.
(Cartoon Brew, Oct. 19)
An effort to organize the artists at Burbank, California-based Stoopid Buddy Stoodios with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) union has gained momentum in recent weeks, according to a source inside the studio.
(CNN, Oct. 19)
Chelsea Handler is throwing another dinner party on Netflix, but at this table, the main course is female empowerment.
(Hollywood Reporter, Oct. 18)
Talks start in December to revise the current contracts, which expire June 30.
(Visual News, Oct. 18)
The show’s storyline and character development are already somewhat of their own masterpieces, but in a new film essay by Celia Gómez, fans of the show are treated to the beautiful symmetry that can be found throughout the cinematography.
(Below the Line, Oct. 17)
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) honored three student filmmakers at their annual student awards presentation, held at the organization’s clubhouse.
(Deadline, Sept. 2)
Those figures include nearly 305,000 jobs in the core business of producing, marketing, manufacturing and distributing motion pictures and television shows.
(Washington Post, Sept. 2)
Dispelling the arguments that anti-labor forces use to push forward their agenda.
(The Atlantic, Sept. 1)
Blocked by lawmakers, voters in Arizona, Colorado, Maine, and Washington state will decide for themselves this November whether workers get a raise.
(USA Today, Aug. 30)
The decline in union membership in recent decades has tamped down wage increases for nonunion workers.
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