Lawmakers have given the Film California First incentive program hope for survival amid the state's massive $38 billion budget deficit.
Both sides have been scrambling to attract high-profile endorsements for and against the SAG-AFTRA merger two weeks before ballots begin hitting member mailboxes.
With members set to begin voting June 9 on the merger of SAG and AFTRA, the mantra of union chieftains Bob Pisano and Greg Hessinger is unequivocal: "Failure is not an option."
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The already-bitter campaign over the SAG-AFTRA merger took a nastier turn Thursday with a lively radio debate between SAG 1st VP Mike Farrell and SAG treasurer Kent McCord.
Patrick Quinn has been elected to a second three-year term as president of Actors' Equity, receiving more than 88% of the 6,126 ballots returned.
Members of a pair of longstanding Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees locals have agreed to merge effective July 1, creating a new org repping about 1,600 art directors, production designers…
Paramount and Nickelodeon have tapped screenwriter Peter Ackerman ("Ice Age") to pen the script for "Family Jewels," a remake of the 1965 Jerry Lewis comedy.
Paramount Pictures has bought "The Legendary McClouds," a family-adventure spec script from Joe Ballarini, for Nickelodeon and Tollin/Robbins to produce.
SAG prexy Melissa Gilbert and AFTRA president John Connolly have blasted management trustees of SAG's health and pension plan for opposing the unions' desire to merge the SAG and AFTRA plans.
Paramount Pictures has purchased film rights to "Night Witches: The Amazing Story of Russian Women Pilots in World War II," by British author Bruce Myles.