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Warner Bros inks film production tie-up in China

Warner Brothers Entertainment and China Media Capital are forming a joint venture to develop Chinese-language movies for global and domestic markets. http://media.brisbanetimes.com.au/entertainment/entertainment-news/warner-bros-inks-film-production-tieup-in-china-6895638.html

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For Hollywood, the road to China is littered with broken deals

By RICHARD VERRIER Hollywood talent agent Jeff Berg flew to Shanghai last summer to celebrate one of his biggest deals — a partnership with Chinese investors in Resolution, his new agency in Century City. Two hundred business executives, government officials, actors and journalists gathered at the swank Hotel Shangri-La to mark the occasion. Celebrities posed for […]

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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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Female TV directors make modest strides, but minority representation drops, DGA reports

By YVONNE VILLARREAL With all this talk of too much TV, there still isn’t an overabundance of female and minority directors behind the camera. That’s according to the Directors Guild of America’s latest report analyzing the gender and ethnicity of directors hired by prime-time television shows across broadcast and cable networks, as well as rising Internet networks such […]

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SAG Denies Hollywood Ex-Stuntwoman Her Due Benefits

Submitted by Carl Horowitz Leslie Hoffman has jumped off boats, fallen down stairs, and involved herself in more car crashes than she would like to remember.  But when it comes to receiving compensation from her Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Pension and Health Plans, the former movie and TV stuntwoman can’t buy a break.  A federal appeals […]

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TV, Movie Animators Agree to New 3-Year Deal With Hollywood Producers

By Todd Cunningham Animation Guild, IATSE and AMPTP reach agreement on pact that is in line with the other creative guilds’ The Animation Guild, Local 839 IATSE and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers reached agreement on a new three‐year collective bargaining agreement late Wednesday night after three days of bargaining. The new pact will run […]

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TV AND FILM PRODUCTION CONTRIBUTED $47 BILLION IN WAGES

BY IAIN ALEXANDER A report released by the MPAA shows how the TV and film industries have contributed $47 billion in wages with salaries of working professionals 42% above the national average. In 2013, the industry employed over 1.9 million people and directly supported more than 300,000 production jobs in the marketing, manufacturing and distribution of films and […]

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Using Drones in Film Production? New Rules Apply

The following includes the latest information on the use of UAS (drones), including the most recent list of FAA-exempted UAS operators. In order for a production to be considered for a permit involving a UAS, the following documentation is required: 1. Proof that the production is using a UAS operator that has received an FAA […]

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Lakeshore Entertainment Gets New Funding for Expanding Film Slate

By Todd Cunningham The money from Vine Investment Group will be used to co-finance 12 features Lakeshore Entertainment has received a new round of funding from Vine Alternative Investments Group that will be used to co-finance 12 upcoming films, Lakeshore said Tuesday. Lakeshore is an independent production, financing and international sales company. The new deal with […]

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