Anita Hill Says the Hollywood Commission Intends ‘To Change the System’

February 11, 2020

Anita Hill says the Hollywood Commission she chairs is determined “to change the system” that has allowed sexual harassment and discrimination to coexist in the entertainment industry for decades. Speaking today at the 2020 Makers Conference, she said that the Commission on Eliminating Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality […]

Judge Stalls Uber, Postmates Challenge to California Job Law

February 11, 2020

A federal judge on Monday refused to exempt ride-hailing company Uber and on-demand meal delivery service Postmates from a broad new California labor law while she considers their lawsuit. US District Judge Dolly Gee in Los Angeles denied the companies’ request for a preliminary injunction protecting them from the law […]

Court Permanently Halts California Ban on Mandatory Arbtration

February 7, 2020

On January 31, the District Court for the Eastern District of California permanently enjoined enforcement of AB 51, a provision of California labor law that would have banned mandatory arbitration clauses in employment agreements on and after January 1, 2020. The ruling is a big blow to California workers seeking to participate in […]

Kirk Douglas Dies: Hollywood Icon and ‘Spartacus’ Star was 103

February 5, 2020

Kirk Douglas, the intense, muscular actor with the dimpled chin who starred in Spartacus, Lust for Life and dozens of other films, helped fatally weaken the blacklist against suspected Communists and reigned for decades as a Hollywood maverick and patriarch, died Wednesday, his family said. […]

DGA, AMPTP to Start Contract Negotiations for New Agreement

February 5, 2020

The Directors Guild and management’s AMPTP will begin negotiations for a new film and TV contract on February 10, making the DGA the first guild – as it has been in the last two bargaining cycles – to sit down with the companies, and thus setting the pattern of bargaining in which the AMPTP will expect the WGA and […]

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