The spin battle over SAG's tentative deal with talent agents has intensified as voting by the guild's 98,000 members begins this week. Ballots go out Wednesday and are due back April 19.
Members of the Screen Actors Guild national board have overwhelmingly agreed to cut SAG's national board to 62 from 107 and to boost Hollywood's representation from 46% to 53%.
"The Panic Room" was sizzling as Sony's thriller, starring Jodie Foster, debuted with $30.2 million, setting a record for an Easter weekend opener and helping make the frame the biggest Easter…
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Shawna Brakefield, longtime director of the Screen Actors Guild's indie outreach program, has resigned her post in order to return to producing as SAG brings the program inhouse.
Hollywood will remain showbiz's financial and administrative center, but film production will continue fleeing the region in coming years due to forces of globalization, ICM chief Jeff Berg asserted…
Los Angeles County's entertainment biz has lost nearly 18,000 jobs over the past year, due to the combined effects of the de facto strike, runaway production and the recession, according to an…
John Burton, the powerful California Senate president pro tem, has accused the Screen Actors Guild of extensive distortions in its hard-sell tactics on a tentative deal with Hollywood agents.
SAG, perhaps emulating John Forbes Nash in "A Beautiful Mind," continues to take a schizoid path. On March 18, SAG's Hollywood board voted 32-1 to oppose the pending deal with agents.
What a difference a weekend makes. With a stunning $46.3 million debut for "Ice Age" on March 15-17, Fox and its Blue Sky Studios instantly became serious players in the CGI animation universe.
Directors Guild of America general counsel Elliott Williams has announced his retirement after 24 years. He will be succeeded by labor attorney Robert S. Giolito.