In a reflection of soaring costs, AFTRA's health and retirement plan has set its first insurance premium at $250 per quarter - a whopping 67% higher than SAG's new premium -- starting in July.
Worries about the war in Iraq and the attendant problems of shooting outside Hollywood have led to booming off-lot production levels in television. TV production jumped to 1,682 days in March.
About two dozen AFTRA-repped disc jockeys at five Gotham radio stations owned by Clear Channel Communications have voted to seek strike authorization over plans to replace them with pre-recorded…
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Emphasizing the high stakes regarding the media consolidation issue, the Writers Guild of America has warned that easing ownership rules will lead to compromised news coverage of future wars.
The Intl. Cinematographers Guild has tapped nine winners in its seventh annual Film Showcase competition, covering films 30 minutes in length or less.
SAG's campaign to merge with AFTRA may be overly eager to paint a picture of financial gloom. As part of a Web site presentation, SAG recently announced it is operating at a $6 million deficit, based…
SAG has promoted veteran exec Michelle Bennett to the post of national director of guild governance after nine months in the associate director slot.
Paramount and DreamWorks have agreed to co-finance the remake of "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," marking the fourth such partnership between the studios in recent months.
Uma Thurman will earn a paycheck from Paramount and DreamWorks for starring in "Paycheck."
The war against Iraq shouldn't present an obstacle to pressing forward Hollywood's campaign to put the brakes on piracy. A decidedly optimistic outlook emerged Thursday from the West Coast launch of…