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WGA MEMBERS OK PACT WITH PRODUCERS

April 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Two years after their rancorous strike — primarily over Internet residuals — virtually shut down the movie and TV industry for 100 days, the membership of the Writers Guild of America overwhelmingly voted in favor of a new contract in which the issue of Internet residuals was all but ignored. The WGA said that 90.7 […]

DIRECTORS APPROVE CONTRACT WITH PRODUCERS

January 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Contract talks between the Directors Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, which are usually the least contentious of all the labor negotiations in Hollywood, proved to be no exception this year, and DGA members on Tuesday approved the latest three-year deal. While details of the voting results were not […]

UNIONS, PRODUCERS REACH NEW CONTRACT AGREEMENT

November 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Largely sidestepping the new media issues that stalemated contract negotiations nearly two years ago, representatives of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) announced today (Sunday) that they had signed a new, three-year agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), subject to approval […]

HOLLYWOOD RETURNS TO BARGAINING TABLE

September 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Negotiations between the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists on the one hand and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers on the other began in Sherman Oaks, CA on Monday, with the two unions presenting their proposals to the producers. The current contract expires on June 30, […]

ACTORS UNIONS AGREE ON NEGOTIATING STRATEGY

September 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Members of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists have agreed to deemphasize payments for new media and focus instead on bread-and-butter issues like increases in employer contributions to their health-and-welfare plans and raises in basic pay scales when they begin negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and […]

NO TEAMSTERS STRIKE IN HOLLYWOOD

July 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

It was supposed to be a strike authorization vote. Instead Teamsters Union members working for Hollywood studios voted overwhelmingly on Sunday to accept the last offer made by the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. (While the AMPTP refused to budge on its offer of a 2-percent pay raise — the Teamsters had demanded […]

HOLLYWOOD FACING ANOTHER STRIKE

July 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Negotiations between the Teamsters Union and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers have reached an impasse, which could result in another crippling strike as early as August 1, according to entertainment attorney Jonathan Handel, writing in today’s (Monday) Hollywood Reporter. A strike by the Teamsters would not only involve some 4,000 drivers, location […]

LET THE TALKS BEGIN

April 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Directors Guild of America (DGA) President and Negotiations Chairman Gil Cates announced Wednesday that the guild plans to open negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) in mid-November. The talks would thus immediately follow those between the AMPTP and the two performers unions, the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American […]