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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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IATSE Locals Ratify 2015-2018 Producer-IATSE Basic Agreement

The 13 local unions representing over 43,000 members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts (IATSE) working in motion picture and television production have ratified the new Producer-IATSE Basic Agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). The contract is the labor agreement between the major motion […]

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Screen Actors Guild quietly adjusted actors union dues in 2011; drama ensued

By RICHARD VERRIER Union dues are often a source of controversy — even for union members whose pay rivals that of chief executives. Documents recently obtained by the Los Angeles Times show that the Screen Actors Guild quietly recalibrated its method for determining dues in 2011 in what the union said was a bid to get […]

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Disquiet on the Set as Shops Try to Ignore Elephant in the Room: SAG Contracts

Demand for Digital Video Conflicts With Industry’s SAG-AFTRA Contract By  Maureen Morrison. When Olive Garden sent out a request for proposals in its ad agency search last month, it tucked an unusual item in among the boilerplate criteria: “Experience working outside of SAG agreements.” It was couched gently as “Nice to Have,” but it’s no casual […]

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Breakthrough in wage talks:Film production to start from Jul31

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai The production and post-production work in the Tamil film industry, suspended since Monday, will resume from July 31, a producers’ body said today, following a breakthrough in talks with a workers’ union over wage revisions. The Tamil Film Producers’ Council (TFPC) said an “amicable situation” has been arrived at during […]

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Egg Films, union dispute on display in downtown Halifax

CLARE MELLOR STAFF REPORTER People shouted and hurled insults at each other as an ongoing dispute between Egg Films Inc. and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees premiered Tuesday on Halifax’s Lower Water Street. Egg Films, also known as Egg Studios, produces television commercials. It locked out unionized film technicians, members of Local 849, […]

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Broken Skull Challenge On Strike; Details On Crew Walking Off Set, The Union Deal They Are Seeking

Bill Pritchard Deadline.com is reporting production for Broken Skull Challenge with “Stone Cold” Steve Austin has stopped after the crew went on strike. According to the report, the crew of the CMT network show is demaning an IATSE (International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees) contract, including health and pension benefits and “other measures” of a union contract. The crew walked off the […]

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