WGA Negotiators Call For Strike-Authorization Vote

March 24, 2017

Negotiations with the AMPTP on a new three-year film and TV contract began March 13 in an atmosphere some described as “tense,” while others called it “cordial.” The current contract expires May 1, so there is time to make a deal. […]

Hollywood Writers: Jobs Increase, Payments Decrease

March 21, 2017

Screenwriters are unhappy ­— their inflation-adjusted average wages dropped by 21 percent during the 2010-15 period — but more than twice as many writers now work in TV as in features, leading to a feeling that these negotiations are TV-centric. […]

‘Tension’ Reported at WGA, AMPTP Talks

March 15, 2017

“It was very tense and got a little heated,” one insider told Deadline about Day 1 of talks between the two sides at the AMPTP’s Sherman Oaks headquarters. “There’s a big divide when it comes to expectations and a lot of mistrust, more than I’ve seen before,” the source added. The talks are over a new […]

Digital Cinema Employees Demand Deluxe Raise Wages

January 23, 2017

The delegation of nearly twenty employees delivered a petition from the company’s roughly seventy unionized employees, calling upon their employer to negotiate in good faith to bring wage rates in line with industry standards. […]

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