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2009-10-07 03:30:00

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Kelley Blue Book, www.kbb.com, the leading provider of used car values and residual analysis, announces a new relationship with RVI Group www.rivgroup.com, the pre-eminent name in residual value insurance, in which RVI now recognizes Kelley Blue Book as its approved Residual Value Guide and will henceforth insure vehicle residual values based upon the company's residual value forecasts. The past twelve months have seen levels of volatility that...

2009-01-25 09:58:00

Seamless integration allows faster flow of information on one system DAYTON, Ohio, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Reynolds and Reynolds announced today the nationwide availability of its new Automated Rates and Residuals software application, which can be added to Reynolds' Desking product for the ERA(R) dealership management system (DMS). Automated Rates and Residuals provides greater flexibility for automotive dealers, offering them a number of key business benefits all while staying within their...

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2008-12-22 19:25:53

Hollywood's Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers says it hopes to reach a new agreement with the Screen Actors Guild in early 2009. The last year has surely been a challenging one, but after long sessions of hard bargaining, all of the guilds and unions in our industry, except one, have reached new labor agreements, AMPTP said in a statement Monday. These agreements contain meaningful economic increases and first-ever new media rights and residuals, the group added. We are...

2008-11-29 13:53:02

The Screen Actors Guild asked its members in an e-mail before the holiday season to back a proposed labor strike against major U.S. studios. The Hollywood Reporter said Wednesday with a vote on the strike measure scheduled for December, SAG officials asked their fellow members to consider the loss of residuals from actors' work. Nearly half of our earnings as union performers come from residuals, but management wants us to allow them to make programs for the Internet and other new media...

2008-07-19 09:00:12

By Ryan Nakashima The Screen Actors Guild on Thursday gave its most detailed explanation yet for its rejection of a final contract offer by Hollywood studios, citing shortfalls in pay and union jurisdiction on made-for- Internet productions. In a letter to SAG's 120,000 members, Doug Allen, the guild's executive director, claimed the offer would allow nonunion actors into "almost all new media productions for the foreseeable future." It said the producers' offer also would leave out...

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2006-04-25 06:00:00

By Andrew Wallenstein and Jesse Hiestand LOS ANGELES -- Walt Disney Co. has reached a deal with the Hollywood unions that will put the long-delayed "mobisode" spinoff of hit ABC series "Lost" back on track, the company said Monday. "Lost Video Diaries," which will air as mini-episodes on mobile telephones, has been on hold since being announced in November. Production on a still-to-be-determined number of multi-minute episodes is expected to resume in late summer in Hawaii concurrent with...

2006-03-28 19:15:08

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - In its first Hollywood labor deal under a new, more militant leadership, the Screen Actors Guild on Tuesday reached agreement with producers of cable television cartoons on sharply increased pay for voice performers. The tentative pact, raising by 20 percent the payments actors earn for reruns of their work on basic-cable animated shows, came after SAG moved a step closer toward a possible showdown with producers over separate residuals paid...

2005-07-29 10:59:25

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Members of the Screen Actors' Guild overwhelmingly approved a new contract covering their work in video games, the union's Web site said on Friday. The vote was approved by a margin of 81.2 to 18.8 percent late on Thursday, and sent a strong message to SAG's national executive committee, which in June narrowly voted to nullify a previous SAG member vote approving the agreement. The contract with video game companies, including industry giant Electronic Arts Inc.,...

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2005-06-09 06:50:00

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) -- Hollywood actors unions have reached a contract deal with video game publishers, accepting higher pay instead of the profit-sharing they had demanded, the unions said Wednesday, removing the threat of a strike. The three-and-a-half-year agreements with game companies came as the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) were preparing to announce the results of a strike vote. Unions had sought to win profit-sharing,...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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