SAG will survive, at least in name, if its planned merger with AFTRA goes through. Maintaining the SAG name will likely help defuse potential opposition to the merger among the 98,000 SAG members.
WGA West president Victoria Riskin is taking the guild's campaign against media consolidation directly to the FCC.
In a three-fold stunner, Hollywood gave Holocaust drama "The Pianist" Oscars on Sunday for director Roman Polanski, actor Adrien Brody and screenwriter Ronald Harwood.
Pointing to the war in Iraq, the Natl. Assn. of Broadcast Employees and Technicians and ABC have agreed to suspend negotiations for a month and extend the current contract.
With a tight economy and most states facing serious budget deficits, U.S. film commissions have been feeling the pinch of late. Now, with war against Iraq under way and states funneling more funds to…
Amid a scaled-back Oscar weekend, plans have remained in place for Saturday's inaugural "The Night Before" party to benefit the Motion Picture & Television Fund.
Paramount has tapped Mark Rosner ("The Rock") to script police drama "Red White Black and Blue."
The film biz has begun disarming itself in the face of war, as one studio has pushed back a pic's release and another has ditched a glitzy premiere.
SAG has told its members not to work non-union touring stage shows that Actors' Equity is trying to unionize, warning they will face disciplinary action.
The SAG Foundation's year-old Conversations program, designed to bring together stars and rank-and-file thesps, is expanding into the realm of kid actors and their families.