Broadway, Shuttered by Pandemic, Reaches Short-Term Pay Deal

March 20, 2020

Broadway producers have agreed to pay hundreds of actors, musicians, stagehands and others for the first few weeks of the industry shutdown, and to cover their health insurance for at least a month. The “emergency relief agreement,” announced Friday evening, was negotiated by the Broadway League […]

IATSE and Editors Guild Ask Members to Join an Advocacy Campaign

March 16, 2020

The bipartisan Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) is a good start to providing relief to workers, however, the provisions on the table for emergency paid leave benefits won’t apply to displaced entertainment workers because of the requirements for days worked on a job to qualify. […]

Hollywood Could Take $20 Billion Hit from Coronavirus Impact

March 13, 2020

On March 12, the London premiere of Mulan had just wrapped when the film’s director Niki Caro received the call everyone was anticipating. Executives in Los Angeles had made the decision to pull the Disney tentpole and were about to make the announcement, scuttling plans for a European junket that had just […]

Harvey Weinstein is Sentenced to 23 Years in Prison

March 11, 2020

Harvey Weinstein, the movie producer who dominated Hollywood for decades, was sentenced on Wednesday to 23 years in prison for sex crimes, as the six women who had testified against him watched from the courtroom’s front row, holding each other, some in tears. The startling sentence, delivered in a Manhattan courtroom, meant that Weinstein, who is 67 and in poor health, might spend the rest of his life […]

Global Film Industry Facing $5 Billion Loss Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

March 2, 2020

In 2019, the international box office soared to a record $31.1 billion, contributing to a worldwide haul of $42.5 billion, likewise an all-time high. But the celebration by the global film industry has quickly been replaced by anxiety because of coronavirus, which many public health officials are now calling a global pandemic — one […]

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