(NY Times, May 26)
A US Court of Appeals struck down an arbitration clause that banned employees from joining together as a class and required workers to battle the employer one by one outside of court.
(Bloomberg, May 26)
Creating own TV streaming service would rival Netflix, Amazon.
(Deadline, May 15)
The Western Executive Director of the Guild since 2010, will be elevated to the top job on November 1.
(THR, May 12)
A list of what's coming back, what's canceled and all the new additions to the 2016-17 schedule for Fox, CBS, NBC, ABC and The CW.
(Variety, May 12)
Hulu and YouTube were revealed to be in talks with NBCUniversal, Viacom, Fox and others on creating cable-channel packages to deliver via broadband.
(AZ Central, May 11)
Arizona's economy is doing well for now and is expected to post its best year in a decade, state economists said Wednesday.
(Variety, May 11)
The EEOC began conducting interviews with female directors last fall.
(Variety, May 10)
The WGA West board of directors told the 8,000 members Tuesday that they plan to seek a bigger cut of the $49 billion in 2015 profits from the top six media conglomerates.
(NY Times, May 5)
The effort begins a process that could lead to a merger of the SEIU and AFSCME, an outcome that would create the nation’s largest labor union, with some 3.6 million members.
(Variety, May 5)
Although women directors fared better in the independent arena than when working for the studios, their numbers haven't increased above the record set in 2011-2012.
(Bloomberg, May 4)
The company is working on a paid subscription service that would offer customers a bundle of cable TV channels streamed over the Internet.
(Variety, May 4)
All signs point to TV grabbing a bigger share of ad commitments this year — a turn of events that will spark jubilation in Hollywood and among TV’s New York-based ad-sales operations.
(Variety, May 4)
The exec director says the ICG is focusing on training and access, inviting women to consider an area of the business they might not have thought about as a career option.
(The World, May 3)
More than 95 percent of hotel workers on the Las Vegas strip and downtown are unionized. And many think the Trump hotel should get in line.
(THR, April 3)
SAG-AFTRA and the advertising industry have extended the expiration of the master contract by two days to Saturday night.
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