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(Reno Gazette-Journal, June 13)

Nearly 93 percent of dads with children under 18 were employed in 2015, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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(Deadline, June 13)

The 11 approved TV projects will generate around $464 million in direct in-state spending, including $171 million in wages to below-the-line crew members, according to the CFC.

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(THR, June 10)

Warner, Fox and Disney want an injunction against VidAngel, which sells films for $20 before buying them back for $19.

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(LA Times, June 8)

SAG-AFTRA said that long hours, coupled with the need to record loud and strenuous noises such as violent screaming and inhuman voices, were damaging the vocal cords of its members.

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(Variety, June 8)

A Variety investigation into new scripted shows for the 2016-17 season reveals that 90% of showrunners are white, and almost 80% are male.

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(Variety, June 8)

The merger, announced Wednesday by SAG-AFTRA, comes four years after members of SAG and AFTRA voted to unite their separate unions, creating SAG-AFTRA. The new plan will go into effect at the start of 2017.

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(EtCentric, June 7)

Delays hurt aftermarket sales, which often account for the lion’s share of a movie’s revenue, mainly because it opens the door for piracy.

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(Deadline, June 5)

"Her death is empowering crews to say something if they see something,” said Legendary Entertainment VP of Production Safety Jim Economos at the Produced By Conference in L.A.

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(IATSE, June 3)

Members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) workers are fighting for a fair contract at OFS, in Norcross, Ga., and Sturbridge, Mass.

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(Phoenix Business Journal, June 3)

The U.S. Department of Labor funding also will be used to engage industry and other partners to expand apprenticeship to new sectors and new populations.

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(LA Times, June 3)

In the last week, the Culver City-based studio has made moves to significantly restructure the top ranks in both its film and television units.

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(Washington Examiner, June 2)

The ruling will give labor unions added leverage over businesses by making it even harder for employers to push back against a strike while staying within the law.

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(Variety, June 2)

The pact goes into effect on Oct. 1 and covers commercial production across the U.S. Thursday’s joint announcement said contract modifications include industry standard wage and benefit increases.

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(Variety, June 1)

Various division heads will now look at their departments to see if the work of the employees who are leaving can be reassigned or will require new hires.

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(NY Times, June 1)

Women in the field are using several strategies in an effort to overcome gender inequity.

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