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Scripted Television Production in Los Angeles

July 2019
Scripted Television Production in Los Angeles

Increasingly driven by the California Film & Television Tax Credit Program, Scripted television production remains a bright spot in the L.A. production picture. In the latest quarterly data from FilmLA, on-location filming within that jobs-rich sector increased while feature, commercial and reality TV production decreased. In the second quarter of 2019, 51.7 percent of... »

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Slow Start for On-Location Filming In L.A.

July 2019
Slow Start for On-Location Filming In L.A.

In the first quarter of 2019, on-location filming in Greater Los Angeles has declined with a simultaneous slowdown in Feature, Television and Commercial production. Recently reported by FilmLA, only one project brought to Los Angeles by the California Film & Television Tax Credit Program was filmed on-location from January through April, after the other... »

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Prime Time Softball League Registration Open

July 2019
Prime Time Softball League Registration Open

Operated continuously for over 30 years, the Prime Time Softball League is now open for Registration for the Fall Season. Any Television show whose production is based in Los Angeles is eligible to participate. Teams are coed and are made up from the shows, cast, crew, staff and their immediate family members. The season... »

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William Morris Sues WGA For “Unlawful Group Boycott”

June 2019
William Morris Sues WGA For “Unlawful Group Boycott”

The William Morris Endeavor (WME) has filed an antitrust lawsuit in California federal court alleging that the Writers Guild of America (WGA) has organized an unlawful group boycott against the talent agencies. For months, the WGA has been negotiating a “Code of Conduct” with the Association of Talent Agents (ATA) with the writers demanding... »

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Netflix Speaks out against Georgia’s Abortion Law

May 2019

The new “heartbeat bill” that has been passed in Georgia earlier this month continues to cause tension in the filming industry and a growing pressure in Hollywood to speak out due to the fact that the state has become a major production location for film and television. According to yesterday’s story in The Washington... »

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Georgia’s Abortion Laws Affects the Filming Industry

May 2019

Georgia’s recently passed abortion laws has continued to escalate tension in Hollywood, with its own economic interests in the state at stake. Yesterday’s story in the New York Times shows that the issue is now moving to the public pressure to influence the industry. Notable actors and directors, including Jason Bateman of Ozark and Alyssa... »

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WGA Resumes Talks Between Writers and Agents

May 2019
WGA Resumes Talks Between Writers and Agents

On Wednesday night, The Writers Guild of America (WGA) agreed to a request made by UTA co-president Jay Sures to reopen talks between the guild and the Association of Talent Agents since negotiations failed between the two more than a month ago when trying to reach a new franchise agreement. The fight between agencies... »

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Writers Guild Amends Suit Against Talent Agencies

May 2019
Writers Guild Amends Suit Against Talent Agencies

The Writers Guild of America (WGA) has amended its suit against the major talent agencies, adding a claim of constructive fraud. As 0riginally reported by The Hollywood Reporter, The WGA’s First Amended Complaint notes that “constructive fraud” does not imply fraudulent intent, but instead is premised on breach of fiduciary duty and/or on an... »

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Georgia’s Abortion Law Polarizes Hollywood

May 2019

Georgia has become one of America’s top movie and TV filming location over the last several decades including Netflix’s Stranger Things and Ozark, AMC’s The Walking Dead, and the forthcoming HBO series Watchmen. Georgia governor Brian Kemp signed into law on May 7th an extreme “fetal heartbeat” bill that bans women in the state... »

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Verve Signs Writers Guild Code of Conduct

May 2019
Verve Signs Writers Guild <em>Code of Conduct</em>

The Writers Guild of America has recently announced that Verve, an agency that primarily represents writers and directors, has signed the Writers Guild’s Code of Conduct. The 30-agent firm is the first widely recognized signatory to the code. The firm’s roster includes Colin Trevorrow; Brian K. Vaughan; Howard Deutch; Jac Schaeffer (Marvel’s upcoming Black... »

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