The catchphrase of the day is "cautious optimism." That's how WGA West president Patric Verrone characterized how he feels about today's resumption of negotiations, in his latest message to members…
Nia Vardalos knows toys. The "Big Fat Greek Wedding" star held a toy drive at Raleigh Studios — conducted with two dozen pickets on duty — this a.m. that yielded more than a dozen boxes of toys and…
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That, and other news, in today’s Political Panorama. Oprah Winfrey will campaign for Barack Obama in Iowa, Columbia, S.C. and Manchester, N.H. on Dec. 8 and 9, the campaign announced today. Her…
As the WGA strike begins its fourth week, the outcome of Hollywood's first significant labor crisis in 20 years is anything but certain.To read Variety's strike survey, click here
The WGA is returning both to the bargaining table and picket lines on Monday. It's the first stab at negotiations since Nov. 4 and the first picketing since the Nov. 20 march and rally on Hollywood…
The two sides in Broadway's crippling labor dispute went back to the table Sunday morning for the first time since talks broke off suddenly last week between striking stagehands union Local One and…
For the first time since they went on strike three weeks ago, showbiz writers will meet today at the bargaining table with their employers.
The Service Employees International Union is backing the WGA in a way that Hollywood understands — clever marketing. SEIU locals, which tubthumped among its members to bring 400 supporters out for…
Canuck pubcaster CBC announced Friday that it is integrating all of its English-language services, including TV, radio and the Internet, and CBC-TV boss Richard Stursberg was given responsibility for…
The French strikes had a mixed impact on players within the entertainment biz this week.
A pioneering French anti-piracy plan, backed by Nicolas Sarkozy's government, has received major thumbs-up from industry bodies in France and the U.K.
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