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William Morris Sues WGA For “Unlawful Group Boycott”

June 26, 2019 | By
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... »

Cine Gear Expo: ICG National President Steve Poster, ASC

June 4, 2019 | By
Cine Gear Expo: ICG National President <em>Steve Poster, ASC</em>

At the Cine Gear Expo, held at Paramount Studios, the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG) held a panel discussion titled “Landing the Gig and Building a Career”. At the end of the panel, Karl Kresser, President of Cine Gear Expo, and Juliane Grosso, Director, came to the stage to honor Steven Poster’s final appearance at... »

Netflix Speaks out against Georgia’s Abortion Law

May 29, 2019 | By

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... »

Georgia’s Abortion Laws Affects the Filming Industry

May 24, 2019 | By

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... »

WGA Resumes Talks Between Writers and Agents

May 24, 2019 | By
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... »

Writers Guild Amends Suit Against Talent Agencies

May 22, 2019 | By
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... »

Georgia’s Abortion Law Polarizes Hollywood

May 17, 2019 | By

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... »

Verve Signs Writers Guild Code of Conduct

May 17, 2019 | By
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... »

Blackmagic Design: Chimney Group Expansion

April 29, 2019 | By
Blackmagic Design: Chimney Group Expansion

Blackmagic Design has announced that Chimney Group, one of Europe’s largest post production facilities, has continued to invest in Davinci Resolve Studio as part of its rapid expansion into regions including the US, South East Asia, and Australia. The Chimney Group spans more than 400 employees across 14 offices in nine different countries, including... »

Netflix Expands Presence in New York

April 22, 2019 | By
Netflix Expands Presence in New York

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that Netflix, one of the world’s leading internet entertainment service, will expand its presence in New York with production hub located in New York City. Bringing hundreds of jobs and up to $100 million in investments, the production hub will include an expanded office in Manhattan and six... »

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