Negotiations break down between SAG and AMPTP

Negotiations break down between SAG and AMPTP

Federally mediated negotiations between the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers and the Screen Actors Guild have broken down after just two days. The AMPTP has blamed the SAG for being unwilling to accept the same deals that were concluded with other Hollywood unions, during what has been a tumultuous year in labour negotiations. … Continued

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WGA files for arbitration

WGA files for arbitration

The Writers Guild of America has accused the Association of Motion Picture and Television Producers of reneging on new media deals negotiated to end a 100-day strike that crippled the industry earlier this year. In a statement, the WGA-West claimed that the AMPTP “failed to comply with the contract negotiated at the end of the … Continued

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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 Gives Guarantees To Indie Firms

SAG Gives Guarantees To Indie Firms

The Screen Actors Guild has given assurances to independent film companies by offering contracts that guarantee completion of work beyond the 30 June contract expiry date between the union and the AMPTP. Doug Allen, the SAG’s chief negotiator and national executive director, had this to say on the proposal. “We are pleased to offer guaranteed … Continued

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