Don't bring your attorney and don't argue. That's the message from SAG's elections committee for challengers as the panel opens four days of hearings this week in Los Angeles and Gotham.
Backers of a controversial filing seeking a federal investigation into the legality of Canadian film subsidies have tried to calm two of the opposing orgs.
In a development that surprised no one, the severely divided SAG national board was unable to vote on the language of a plan to cut its size from 107 to 62 seats and give Hollywood a majority.
Off-lot feature production in Los Angeles remained deeply depressed in November, with activity far below the super-charged levels of the first half of this year.
The Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees has won an election to rep about 130 motion picture editors and other post-production staffers at New York Times Television by a 49-38 vote.
Michael Harrity, who was backed by Screen Actors Guild prexy Melissa Gilbert in an unsuccessful run for 11th VP, has resigned from SAG's national board of directors.
SAG chief Bob Pisano continued his exec reshuffling, tapping O'Melveny & Myers partner Mark R. Steinberg as general counsel and deputy national exec director for policy and planning.
The Art Directors Guild has tapped production designer Rick Carter ("Forrest Gump," "Jurassic Park") for a two-year term on the org's executive board.
For the second time in two months, SAG's top human resources exec has departed: Kathy Nirschl has left her post as associate national director of human resources.
Several Los Angeles lawmakers have pledged to ramp up efforts for funding to stem the growing tide of productions leaving the state for less expensive foreign locations.
Domestic Film DAILY
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Non-Stop1Daily:$1.6M Cumulative:$36.7M Universal Pictures -3.70%
Son of God
Son of God2Daily:$1.4M Cumulative:$31.5M Fox 8.58%
The LEGO Movie
The LEGO Movie3Daily:$1.0M Cumulative:$214.0M Warner Brothers 6.54%