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Game over: Screen Actors Guild performers go on strike in computer gaming industry

Having failed to renegotiate contract terms last laid down in 1994, the actors’ union is taking industrial action The computer game industry has arguably been the biggest success story of the recent global financial crisis, seeing sales in every region going up. Total revenues in the US reached $23.5bn in 2015, with a lot of […]

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House Approves Bill To Crack Down On Foreign Visa Abuse In Film Industry

by David Robb UPDATED with comment from AMPTP: The House of Representatives has approved a bill that would crack down on producers who bring unqualified directors and movie crews into the country to take the jobs of American film workers. The bill would amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to require the Department of Homeland Security to give […]

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Actors union asking California safety regulators to investigate mistreatment of voice actors

Cites medical evidence as fact of mistreatment By Julia Alexander The Screen Actors Guild is asking California safety regulators to investigate the video game industry after concerns were raised by voice actors that their alleged mistreatment led to damage on their vocal cords. In a letter from SAG’s national executive director David White to the California division of […]

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IATSE & Producers Reach Deal For New TV Commercials Contract

by David Robb IATSE and the have reached an agreement on a new three-year contract covering TV commercials shot anywhere in the U.S. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the behind-the-scenes union said that it includes “industry standard” wage and benefit increases and a “prioritization” of safety and training. The new agreement takes effect October 1 and […]

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Female Cinematographers Band Together to Form New Collective

By Kate Erbland | Indiewire The International Collective of Female Cinematographers includes members from around the world. Female cinematographers are banding together to form a new a collective aimed at giving a public face their “often overlooked” minority in the industry. The newly formed International Collective of Female Cinematographers (ICFC) is billed as “a growing collective of professional Cinematographers […]

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DGA ASSISTANT DIRECTOR TRAINING PROGRAM

The New York Assistant Director Training Program is designed to provide opportunities for a limited number of individuals to become Assistant Directors in Film, Film Television & Commercial production. This is a two year program consisting of up to 350 days of on-the-job training combined with seminars and special assignments. A rotation system places Trainees […]

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Stuntman Says Boss Ordered Him Injured

By MATT REYNOLDS LOS ANGELES (CN) – A stunt coordinator for “Amazing Spiderman 2” ordered a stuntman to injure another one in an “act of malicious age discrimination” that ended the older man’s career, the longtime stuntman claims in court. B.J. Davis worked as a stuntman for 35 years before the “malicious age discrimination” ended […]

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SAG-AFTRA Members Authorize Union to Declare Strike in Voice Acting Negotiations

by Austin Walker There is no strike yet, but the union hopes that this leverage will push publishers to return to the negotiating table. There’s a chance that the heroes and villains in the games of Fall 2016 are going to sound a lot less familiar. SAG-AFTRA, the nation’s largest acting and performance union, announced tonight that the […]

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DGA Six-Year Study: TV Hiring Pipeline Disadvantages Women and Minority Directors at Point of Entry

Employers Hire Just 18% Female and 14% Minority First-Time Episodic TV Directors LOS ANGELES –(SPW)– Recognizing the fundamental role that a “first break” in the television business can play to increase diversity, the Directors Guild of America (DGA) today issued the results of a six-year analysis of the gender and ethnic diversity of directors who […]

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Deluxe Culver City Post-Production Staff Vote Overwhelmingly For IATSE Contract

by Dominic Patten The former employees of Sony Colorworks officially want back the union benefits they used to have. In an election today conducted by the Labor Relations Board, 23 of the 25 votes cast among postproduction technicians and artists at Deluxe’s Culver City unit on the Sony lot were to join the Motion Picture Editors Guild and IATSE. The balloting ended around […]

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