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DIRECTOR AND STAR FINISHED SCRIPT FOR BOND FILM

December 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Daniel Craig has acknowledged that he was frustrated by the mediocre script for the 2008 James Bond movie Quantum of Solace. “You swear that you’ll never get involved with s**t like that. We were f****d,” he told Time Out magazine. “We had the bare bones of a script and then there was a writers’ strike […]

SAG EARNINGS FROM TV CONTINUE TO FALL

August 16, 2011 by · 4 Comments 

The fallout from the Screen Actors Guild 2008-09 strike continues to be felt as studios and independent producers reject SAG and opt for contracts with the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists in developing TV projects. SAG TV earnings were down 8.2 percent last year and are now down 24 percent from 2007, the […]

NETWORK OFFICIALS WON’T COMMENT ON LOSER STRIKE

November 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC officials and producers of The Biggest Loser remained mum on Monday as some 100 members of the reality show’s production crew picketed the King Gillette Ranch in Calabasas, CA in an IATSE organizational strike that some reports indicated was likely to spread to other reality show productions, both broadcast and cable. Reports on Monday […]

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 […]

U.K. STUDIO SAYS THREAT OF SAG STRIKE HALTED ’09 PRODUCTIONS

April 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Britain’s Pinewood Shepperton Studios saw its profit fall 24 percent to $6.88 million in 2009 from $9.02 million in 2008, but it blamed the downturn on the slowdown in production due to the threatened strike by the Screen Actors Guild during the first half of the year. Current production at the studio, it said, was […]