After months of wrangling and behind-the-scenes drama, Tribune Co. has completed its $8.2 billion transaction that takes the Chicago-based owner of newspaper and TV stations private under a complex…
The WGA strike will wind up costing the local economy anywhere from $380 million to $2.5 billion, depending on how long it goes on and who's doing the forecasting.
In an effort to push the majors back to the bargaining table, the WGA's moving forward on its pledge to seek interim deals with several indie producers.
Kerry McCluggage and Jeff Sagansky have added to their growing portfolio of showbiz investments by acquiring a stake in Trifecta Entertainment, the fast-growing indie syndie company headed by former…
WGA East members have voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new contract with ABC News after working without one for nearly three years.
The WGA aims to change the dynamic in its stymied contract fight with Hollywood's majors by seeking talks with individual studios rather than through the umbrella Alliance of Motion Picture and…
The Writers Guild is on strike. The Screen Actors Guild is prepping to go out over many of the same issues. Studio chiefs promise "a struggle to the death" and warn that the biz will go under if they…
"Force majeure" -- it even sounds ominous. The possibility that Hollywood's studios could terminate contracts with creative talent under force majeure conditions has hung over the industry like the…
As the writers strike hits the six-week mark on Monday, the ramifications for the TV biz are growing by the hour.
Even with the approach of the holiday season, the WGA strike won't start slowing down until next week.
The general public is highly aware of the battle between the scribes and studios, according to a survey conducted by research firm OTX, but there doesn't seem to be as much support for the labor…