(LA Times, July 27)
The global streaming giant will continue to increase spending on original and licensed content beyond the whopping $6 billion it spent this year.
(LA Times, July 27)
The popular 450-acre movie ranch off Sand Canyon Road — where shows such as “The A-Team,” and “24” and the 1993 movie “Robin Hood: Men in Tights” have been filmed — was the scene of real-life destruction.
(Hawaii News Now, July 27)
Hawaii continues to reap the rewards of the numerous motion pictures and TV shows that shoot in the Islands and pump millions of dollars into the state’s economy each year.
(Variety, July 26)
Higher ticket prices are hiding an inescapable fact: Fewer people are going to the movies. To stay relevant, the biz must win them back.
(NPR, July 26)
Their unifying message: Clinton, not Trump, is the best candidate for American workers.
(Marketplace, July 22)
“Star Trek Beyond” opens this weekend in nearly 4,000 theaters. If you find yourself in one of them, you may see one of the movie industry’s anti-piracy strategies in action.
(Bloomberg, July 22)
Unions invest in field operations in Pennsylvania to counter the Republican's rise among white working-class voters.
(Arizona Public Media, July 22)
Arizona businesses and labor proponents are heading for a collision over the state's minimum wage, which will be put to a vote in November that would take it from the current $8.05 an hour in increments until until it reaches $12 an hour in 2020.
(Variety, July 21)
The TV industry — particularly broadcast — has struggled to adapt to consumer demand for an experience that isn’t tied to the set-top box.
(THR, July 20)
Law enforcement calls KAT the "most-visited illegal file-sharing website," with 50 million unique monthly visitors and allegedly responsible for enabling users to distribute films, television shows, and video games valued at more than $1 billion.
(Las Vegas Review-Journal, July 16)
The Labor Department estimates 31,000 Nevada workers will be affected by changes to the federal overtime law that takes effect Dec. 1.
(NY Times, July 16)
Over the span of his career, project after project has produced allegations of bad faith, broken promises, blatant lies or outright fraud.
(Reuters, July 15)
An Arizona paving company violated federal labor law by briefly firing, then rehiring, a worker who complained about an abusive supervisor.
(Labor Press, July 15)
Trump’s pick for his running mate used his time as Governor of Indiana to repeal an 80-year-old state minimum wage law, strengthened the state’s right to work status and is pushing for the TPP.
(LA Times, July 15)
Mainstream Hollywood players are starting to embrace the technology, making a flurry of investments, hires and content deals.
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