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2009-09-19 13:15:28

U.S. producer John Wells was elected president of the West Coast branch of the Writers Guild of America, results show. The Hollywood Reporter said Friday Wells garnered nearly 53 percent of the 2,348 votes cast in defeating Elias Davis, a Writers United official who served as secretary-treasurer under outgoing WGA West President Patric Verrone. The Reporter said Davis had been expected to maintain Verrone's hard-line stance in contract negotiations had he been elected. Writers United is a...

2009-08-18 19:31:48

The Screen Actors Guild and a group of Hollywood producers say they have agreed on a new two-year contract covering animated television programs. The deal, announced Tuesday by SAG and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, covers SAG members working in television animation and basic cable animation. We are pleased to have concluded these negotiations and to have arrived at a fair deal that delivers solid economic gains for our members, SAG said in a statement. Screen Actors...

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2009-08-12 16:20:00

Comic Jay Leno has been cleared of violating the Writers Guild of America's strike rules during a 100-day strike in late 2007-early 2008, the guild said. WGA-West issued a message to members in which it detailed decisions of trial committees investigating allegations brought by members of strike rule violations, Variety reported Wednesday. Besides its decision in the Leno matter, the guild took action against two members and a non-member. Leno was accused of violating guild rules against...

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2009-06-09 21:14:54

The U.S. Screen Actors Guild announced Tuesday its members have voted overwhelmingly to approve its TV/theatrical contracts. The vote was 78 percent in favor and 22 percent against. The two-year successor agreement covers film and digital television programs, motion pictures and new media productions, SAG said in a statement posted on its Web site. The contracts provide more than $105 million in wages, increased pension contributions, and other gains and establishes a template for SAG...

2009-04-17 21:55:03

The U.S. Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers says it has tentatively agreed on terms of a 3-year pact with an international technicians union. AMPTP and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts announced Friday they tentatively agreed on the terms of a new Area Standards Agreement. Terms affect about 8,000 IA members across the United States, they said. The IA received the support of the negotiating...

2009-02-27 13:20:34

The U.S. Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers announced Friday its long-time president, Nick Counter, is to retire next month. AMPTP said the retirement is expected and will come with the expiration of Counter's latest contract March 31. Following his retirement, Counter will serve as a consultant to the AMPTP on all labor matters including the Screen Actors Guild contract negotiations, the producers said in a statement. "Counter has served as AMPTP president for 27 years and...

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2009-02-22 09:07:07

The U.S. Screen Actors Guild says it has rejected the last, best and final offer the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers made last week. SAG announced late Saturday that its national board of directors had voted 73 percent to 27 percent to reject what AMPTP has described as its last, best and final offer. The previous SAG-AMPTP pact expired June 30, 2008. Contract negotiations had stalled for months, but briefly resumed last week. We entered this round of negotiations sending...

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2009-02-20 07:17:57

The U.S. Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers says it has offered the Screen Actors Guild a last, best and final offer. AMPTP said late Thursday that its proposal contains important enhancements to the final offer it presented SAG with last year. The last SAG-AMPTP contract expired June 30, 2008 and talks between the two sides were stalled for months before resuming this week. The AMPTP has offered SAG a last, best and final offer that contains important enhancements to the...

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2009-02-05 16:15:51

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James Chalfant Thursday denied in full the Screen Actors Guild's request for a temporary restraining order. SAG had been seeking to invalidate its national board majority's written assent of Jan. 26, which removed national executive director and chief negotiator Doug Allen from his posts. The restraining order also would have prevented Allen's replacements from negotiating with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers on SAG's behalf. The last...

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2009-02-02 21:15:55

The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers says its planned meetings with the U.S. Screen Actors Guild this week have been postponed. The two entities -- which have not been able to hammer out a new contract since their last one expired June 30 -- were to have resumed talks Tuesday and Wednesday after months away from the bargaining table. However, the AMPTP issued a statement Monday night, explaining, Screen Actors Guild has advised us that it has a court proceeding that will...


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