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WERE N.Z. ACTORS HOBBLED BY HOBBIT DEAL?

October 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Union leaders in New Zealand were up in arms Friday (New Zealand time) over the deal struck between Warner Bros. executives and Prime Minister John Key that requires changes in the country’s labor laws to define film workers as independent contractors rather than employees. “That a foreign corporation can come into this country and demand […]

JACKSON SAYS HOBBIT MOVIES WON’T FILM IN NEW ZEALAND

October 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATE: Late today, the New Zealand actors union said that it will not boycott The Hobbit production. SAG and AFTRA immediately issued advisories to its members saying that they were now free to work on it. However, Daily Variety reported that Warner Bros., New Line and MGM have not yet decided whether to keep the […]

EISNER TO HEAD TRIBUNE?

August 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Michael Eisner, who was forced out as CEO of the Walt Disney Co. in 2005, may become the next chairman of the Tribune Co., the Los Angeles Times reported today (Thursday), citing several people with knowledge of the situation. The Times is owned by Tribune, as are seven other newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune, and […]