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Hollywood labour disputes have more desperate consequences than we realise

Hollywood labour disputes have more desperate consequences than we realise

“Hollywood faces the threat of a second, crippling strike as the contract runs out between the biggest actors’ union and studio chiefs,” screams The Telegraph’s website at me this morning, while the news inevitably spreads like wildfire along the veins and conduits of the internet. “Actors strike to ruin Comic-Con!” “It’s happening again!” “Strike Two!”, … Continued

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SAG strike rumours a ‘distraction’

SAG strike rumours a ‘distraction’

As the deadline for the SAG-AMPTP contract negotiation looms overhead, the actors’ union president Alan Rosenberg has released a statement in an attempt to allay fears of a possible strike. “We have taken no steps to initiate a strike authorisation vote by the members of Screen Actors Guild. Any talk about a strike or a … Continued

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AFTRA inks deal with AMPTP

AFTRA inks deal with AMPTP

The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists has signed a tentative deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers after weeks of negotiation. The deal was signed in the early hours of 28 May, and while it still has to be ratified by the union’s members in early June, it looks likely … Continued

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