That, and other news, in today's Roundup and Recap. Martin Scorsese will receive the Motion Picture Assn. of America's second Jack Valenti Humanitarian Award at its day-long D.C. symposium, "The…
The Screen Actors Guild and the congloms have begun moving toward a tentative agreement on the long-stalled feature-primetime contract with a 2011 expiration.
Backstage workers at producing org NETworks Presentations have unionized. New members of IATSE unions include stagehands, wardrobe, hair and makeup workers on the current road tours of "Sweeney…
Has longtime Fox News entertainment blogger Roger Friedman been fired? It depends whom you ask.
Much of the focus on today's Iowa Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage is a reminder of the perils of making assumptions of the heartland, or, to use a more derogatory term, the…
The Walt Disney Co. said Friday it has cut 1,900 jobs at its U.S. theme parks, or about 11% of those in the division (2% of the conglom's total workforce), as part of a wider restructuring announced…
Industry pundits have been wondering for months whether a merger between the William Morris Agency and Endeavor would create upheaval in the town. That's missing the point. Talk about the talks has…
New York's Gray Lady announced last week it's laying off 100 workers "on the business side" and cutting salaries by 5%. Newsroom staff, long untouched by cutbacks, may be the next to feel the pinch.
The controversial BBC radio broadcast in which comic Russell Brand and presenter Jonathan Ross made a prank call has landed the pubcaster with a £150,000 ($222,000) fine, its biggest for a single…
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