DGA & AMPTP Start Contract Talks Nov. 16

By | Thursday November 11, 2010 @ 11:47am PST

As expected, the networks’ and studios’ negotiating alliance announced:

LOS ANGELES – The Directors Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers announced today that they have agreed to enter into formal contract negotiations on Tuesday,

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AMPTP & SAG/AFTRA Reach Tentative Pact: 2% Wage Increase A Year + Immediate 1.5% Bump To Bolster Health/Pension Plans

By | Sunday November 7, 2010 @ 4:45am PST

The studios’ and networks’ Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers made the first statement at 4:30 AM this morning after 6 weeks of negotiating on a new 3-year TV/Theatrical contract jointly with the Screen Actors Guild … Read More »

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All Basic Crafts Unions Ratify New Pacts

By | Wednesday August 18, 2010 @ 5:13pm PDT

Last night, members of Local 755 were the fifth and final of the Basic Crafts unions to ratify the tentative agreement reached Saturday, July 24, 2010 (Teamsters Local 399 were the first to ratify, doing so on July 25). In response to ratification by all of the Basic Crafts, the … Read More »

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Teamsters Local 399 Ratify Contract Today; Moguls Were Never Worried About Strike

By | Sunday July 25, 2010 @ 11:49am PDT

Full story coming…

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AFTRA National Board Approves 1-Year Extension Of Network TV Code

By | Friday June 11, 2010 @ 4:48pm PDT

AFTRA_LOGO_SLOGONEW YORK (June 11, 2010)—The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA, AFL-CIO), a national union of more than 70,000 professional performers, recording artists and broadcast journalists, today announced that the AFTRA National Board of Directors unanimously approved a

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SAG And AFTRA Prep For Contract Talks

By | Wednesday June 2, 2010 @ 3:04pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Joint American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and Screen Actors Guild Wages & Working Conditions meetings have been scheduled in preparation for negotiation of the AFTRA Exhibit A and SAG TV/Theatrical contract that expires on June 30, 2011. All members who work this contract are invited to attend

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WGA East Ratifies New Pact With ABC News

By | Monday May 10, 2010 @ 2:45pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Under the terms of the agreement, which were announced on April 9, WGAE-ABC employees will receive wage increases of at least 2% per year in each year of the contract. The first increase will be retroactive to April 12,

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Writers Guild Endorses Partnership With New Association Of Media Composers & Lyricists Union; Progress Report Tonight On AMCL Joining Teamsters Local 399

By | Monday April 19, 2010 @ 5:44pm PDT

musicHere’s some advance news of tonight’s 2nd informational meeting of the Association of Media Composers and Lyricists, hosted by Teamsters Local 399 and located in the Writers Guild Theater. This composers’ movement towards unionization with the Teamsters for better benefits is gathering momentum … Read More »

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Writers Guild East And ABC Reach Accord On New 3-Year Contract For Newswriters

By | Friday April 9, 2010 @ 6:26pm PDT
Mike Fleming

I was out for a couple hours, but wanted to post news that the WGA East announced this today:

NEW YORK CITY – The Writers Guild of America, East, AFL-CIO (WGAE) and ABC, Inc. have reached tentative agreement on a new

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Assoc Of Media Composers & Lyricists Exit

By | Wednesday March 31, 2010 @ 9:19pm PDT

I just received official notification that, on April 1st, Alan Elliott is resigning from the Organizing Committee of the Association of Media Composers and Lyricists “after four years of dedicated service in advancing our unionization efforts” with Teamsters Local 399. “The Organizing Committee, in recognition of his many contributions in … Read More »

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SAG National Board Votes To “Seek Engagement” With AFTRA To Bargain Jointly On Next TV/Theatrical Contract

By | Sunday January 31, 2010 @ 9:56pm PST

The SAG National Board of Directors met via videoconference in Los Angeles and New York:

SAGLos Angeles, (January 31, 2010) – Screen Actors Guild National Board of Directors voted today to seek engagement with AFTRA in a joint bargaining agreement for negotiation of

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A Heartwarming Hollywood Holiday Story

By | Friday December 18, 2009 @ 3:16am PST

jjingle bellsI’m told that Carol Kravitz, the production coordinator of the cable TV show Breaking Bad, just launched a holiday giving campaign on the Production Coordinators’ 411 Google group. Working members of her Local 871 made contributions to pay the minimum … Read More »

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Union Targets NBC Rockefeller Center Xmas Special Because Of Stalled Talks

By | Tuesday December 1, 2009 @ 3:44pm PST

rockefeller_center_treeNearly 3,000 of the network’s producers, writers and technicians are accusing NBC of failing to bargain fairly with the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians (NABET-CWA) Local 11 in New York. So now the union has targeted NBC’s 12th annual … Read More »

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AFTRA Fall Plenary: Only Affected Members Can Vote To Ratify Video Game Contract Extension

By | Saturday October 24, 2009 @ 10:29pm PDT

LOS ANGELES AND NEW YORK (October 24, 2009) — The National Board of Directors of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) met today by videoconference plenary in Los Angeles and New York.

The AFTRA National Board approved that the tentative agreement with the video game industry for

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UPDATE: Now Ken Howard To Video Conference With Sunday’s Membership Meeting? David White To Be Hired Without Official Search Or Vetting

By | Saturday October 17, 2009 @ 3:11am PDT

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UPDATE: This just in — SAG sources claim arrangements have been made for Ken Howard to participate for part of Sunday’s meeting with membership via video conference. As of Friday night, Ken Howard was not attending or … Read More »

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Carol Lombardini Named AMPTP President

By | Thursday October 15, 2009 @ 11:40am PDT

amptp_logo_newLOS ANGELES – Veteran negotiator Carol Lombardini has been named President of the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), the industry’s bargaining representative in labor negotiations with the motion picture industry Guilds and Unions in the United States

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SAG Hollywood Re-Elects Anne Marie Johnson 1st Vice President; SAG NY Elects Mike Hodge 2nd VP

By | Thursday October 8, 2009 @ 12:40pm PDT


Los Angeles (Oct. 7, 2009) – The Screen Actors Guild Hollywood Division Board of Directors and New York Division Board of Directors elected the union’s 1st vice president and 2nd vice president on Monday. The Hollywood Division Board re-elected by

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SAG & AFTRA Reach Tentative Pact With Some Video Game Companies

By | Friday October 2, 2009 @ 3:50pm PDT

Los Angeles (October 2, 2009) — Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) today announced they have reached tentative agreements with video game companies on new contracts. The agreements — which become effective upon ratification and remain in full force until March

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WGAW SPLIT TICKET: Wells Elected Prez, Schulman VP, Weiss S-T; Also Verrone, Rodman, Wilcox, Burstyn, Ray, Schwartz, Johannessen, Eastlake, Deitchman

By | Friday September 18, 2009 @ 4:59pm PDT

WGAW Winners

WGAW-LogoOnly 2,348 valid ballots were cast, which sounds puny. But this was one of the largest election voter turnouts in WGAW history. Interestingly, outgoing president Patric Verrone, who termed … Read More »

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