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SAG to Hold Strike Vote as Talks Collapse

Actors, producers battle over internet profits as economy crumbles

(Newser) - The Screen Actors Guild will seek a strike authorization vote from members following a breakdown in two days of contract negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, reports Variety.  If approved, the SAG action would be the second major Hollywood strike of the year, following a... More »

Actors Won't Strike—Yet

SAG: members can keep working, pending talks

(Newser) - The contract between the Screen Actors Guild and Hollywood studios expired early today—but SAG has decided to let members keep working for the time being, E! Online reports. The two sides are scheduled to reconvene tomorrow. The Alliance of Motion Picture and TV Producers made it what it called... More »

Directors Guild Cuts Deal With Producers

Agreement could put pressure on striking Hollywood writers

(Newser) - The Directors Guild of America has cut a deal with the major Hollywood studios, the Wall Street Journal reports, ratcheting up pressure on the striking Writers Guild either to accept a similar contract or risk alienating its members. The DGA ironed out a 3-year agreement to compensate members for work... More »

Hollywood Directors Start Talks; Writers Watch

Insiders hope they'll make a deal the scribes can stomach

(Newser) - Hollywood directors start official contract talks with producers today, after several months of informal sessions, Variety reports. Insiders predict a speedy deal, as the Directors Guild of America doesn't usually start formal negotiations until most of the big issues are ironed out. Hopes are that a DGA agreement will provide... More »

Weinstein Reaches WGA Deal

'We need to get people back to work,' mogul says of interim pact

(Newser) - The Weinstein Company, a prominent Hollywood independent film company, has reached an interim agreement with the striking writer’s guild, the New York Times reports. The deal is supposedly similar to that reached by United Artists last week, and its particular terms are designed to be superseded by any deal... More »

Writers' Union Nixes Waiver for Golden Globes

Guild vows to picket awards ceremony

(Newser) - The Writers Guild of America vowed it will picket the upcoming Golden Globes award ceremony, contradicting a producers' statement that an agreement was being worked out. Union officials said the guild will protest anything created by Dick Clark Productions, a struck company, although it has granted waivers allowing writers to... More »

Studios Say Writers Out $151M So Far

Losses are greater than potential contract value, they assert

(Newser) - As of Friday, Hollywood writers have lost more than they stand to gain—$151 million—in their eight-week strike for a new three-year deal, the studios allege in a video on their strike blog, the Hollywood Reporter reports. But the writers say the studios' current offer "would cause writers... More »

Struggling Stage Workers Demand End to Writers' Strike

Support crews lose jobs as productions close

(Newser) - Rank-and-file production workers marched through downtown Hollywood yesterday calling on the Writers Guild of America and the producers association to end the five-week strike. The group focused attention on the plights of those put out of work by the strike. Set decorators, hair and make-up artists, prop specialists and hundreds... More »

Writers Pitch New Deal at Talks

WGA seeks $150M share of web revenue

(Newser) - Striking Hollywood writers presented a new contract proposal at talks yesterday that would cost studios some $150 million over three years, Bloomberg reports. If accepted, the deal would give writers a percentage share of revenue from internet and digital media. It's a potential starting point for fresh negotiations to seek... More »

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