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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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RED: R3D SDK For NVIDIA CUDA

May 2019
RED: R3D SDK For NVIDIA CUDA

RED Digital Cinema released its RED R3D SDK and accompanying REDCINE-X PRO software with accelerated decode and debayering on NVIDIA CUDA platforms. By offloading the compute-intensive decoding and debayering of RED R3D files onto one or more NVIDIA GPUs, real-time playback, edit and color grade of 8K footage is now possible. 8K performance is... »

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WGA Sues Talent Agencies

April 2019
WGA Sues Talent Agencies

The Writers Guild of America filed suit against the major talent agencies on Wednesday, continuing the conflict between the two. The lawsuit alleges that television packaging fees are a breach of fiduciary duty and an illegal kickback under federal and state statutes, including California’s Unfair Competition Law. The suit looks to end packaging fees... »

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“Fire Your Agents,” WGA

April 2019
“Fire Your Agents,”  WGA

“There is no settlement,” WGA Negotiating Committee The Writers Guild of America – the Los Angeles and New York branches – told its 13,000 members “There is no settlement,” in an email blast on Friday, after negotiations ended between the Hollywood writers and their agents hours before the midnight deadline. The unions instructed members... »

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NAB 2019: Orca Bags Unveils New Product

April 2019
NAB 2019: Orca Bags Unveils New Product

Orca Bags has announced the unveiling of the Orca 3S (Spinal Support System) Harness at the NAB Show in the Central Hall (Booth C8319) at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The new 3S features a patented design to help protect and support audio operators to perform their craft. The 3S can be used with... »

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NAB 2019: Evertz RF Probe Solution

April 2019
NAB 2019: Evertz RF Probe Solution

Evertz Microsystems, a global leader in media and entertainment technology solutions, has announced the launch of its RF Probe platform at the NAB Show in Las Vegas. The RF Probe is an advanced high performance, real-time RF and Transport Stream (TS) monitoring solution giving RF operators advanced capabilities for monitoring their RF facilities. Evertz’... »

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NAB 2019: Laowa North America Debut

April 2019
NAB 2019: Laowa North America Debut

Venus Optics, the camera lenses manufacturer who has previously launched Laowa camera lenses, is set to display the new prototypes of Laowa OOOM 25-100mm t/2.9 and 12mm t/2.9 Zero-D at the NAB Las Vegas show (Booth C11738) for its first time in North America. Laowa OOOM 25-100 t/2.9 Cine is a high quality cinematic... »

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