Undaunted by the focus on the war against Iraq, the key GOP backer of federal anti-runaway-production legislation has pledged to keep pushing a tax credit bill aimed at productions under $10 million.
SAG and AFTRA have moved a step closer to merging, establishing a governing structure for a new performers union with ambitious growth plans.
News Corp. topper Rupert Murdoch has warned that a prolonged war in Iraq could have profound negative economic and political consequences.
Welcome to the Alliance of Intl. Media Artists, the proposed name for the umbrella union that would be created if the SAG-AFTRA merger goes through.
The Writers Guild has issued an early warning to Hollywood that healthcare costs and reality TV will be its top priorities in upcoming contract negotiations. The announcement was issued in a letter…
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…
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.