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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 […]

WGA QUICKLY AGREES TO NEW DEAL

March 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Negotiations between the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers turned out to be a far cry from the acrimony and tumult that marked the talks in 2007, which led to a strike that shut down TV production for 100 days. According to published reports, the negotiators sidestepped the […]

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 […]

WITH NEW CONTRACT, ACTORS RIDE COACH CLASS

November 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

An overlooked clause in the new tentative contract between the two actors’ unions, SAG and AFTRA, and the producers group AMPTP requires actors to settle for flying coach class for location productions rather than first class, as stipulated in the previous contract, the Hollywood Reporter reported today (Wednesday). According to the trade publication, the new […]

OTHER SHOW-BIZ UNIONS HAIL SAG/AFTRA PACT WITH AMPTP

November 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Given the fact that the early tentative agreement reached last weekend between the two principal actors’ unions, SAG and AFTRA, and the movie and producers’ group, the AMPTP, is likely to serve as a template for future industry negotiations, the reaction to it by other Hollywood guilds on Monday would appear to bode well for […]

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 […]

UNIONS REACH EARLY PEACE ACCORDS WITH AMPTP

August 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The possibility of another crippling strike within the TV and movie industries appeared more remote Wednesday as the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers announced that its deals with the five basic crafts unions had been ratified by their members, thereby “ensuring that production can continue without interruption for the studios and union members.” […]

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 […]

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