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STOP ONLINE PIRACY ACT APPEARS STOPPED

January 19, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Congress has yet to vote, but it now seems apparent that in the battle between the movie studios/television networks/recording industry and the Internet, over the House and Senate antipiracy bills, the Internet has won. Deluged with protests from Internet users generated by a slew of leading websites, including Google, Wikipedia, Facebook and Reddit, several lawmakers […]

NEW EMMY DEAL STRUCK WITH TV NETWORKS

May 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has approved a new deal with the broadcast networks for its annual Emmy awards show that will put $66 million in its coffers over the next eight years. The Academy also announced that this year’s telecast will be produced for the first time by reality show maven Mark […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]