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‘Late Show’ Staffers Won’t Be Prosecuted for U.S. Capitol Incident

Nine staffers who work for The Late Show With Stephen Colbert won’t be prosecuted for a June incident at the U.S. Capitol that resulted in charges of unlawful entry. “After a comprehensive review of all of the evidence and the relevant legal authority, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia has determined that […]

Directors Guild Scales Up Health Plan Coverage for Abortion Services

The Directors Guild of America is ramping up their union health plan’s coverage of abortion services in the wake of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. On Monday, the board of trustees for the Directors Guild of America–Producer Pension and Health Plans greenlit two amendments, one that will cover abortion services for participants’ dependent […]

Hollywood Guilds, Studios Extend COVID Protocols With Two Modifications

Hollywood’s COVID-19 safety protocols, agreed to by the entertainment industry’s top studios and guilds, have officially been extended until Sept. 30, with two small modifications. The latest extension of the agreement, obtained by The Hollywood Reporter and posted publicly by the Directors Guild, is set to go into effect Saturday after the current agreement expires […]

Hollywood COVID Protocols to Be Extended Until Sept. 30

Hollywood’s studios and unions will extend their COVID-19 safety protocols yet again, as the latest, super-contagious subvariant of Omicron spreads nationwide. The current iteration of the deal was initially set to expire Friday, but a source confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday that it was being extended until Sept. 30. Containing guidelines on masking, vaccines […]

PBS NewsHour Content Creators Reveal Unionization Effort

Content creators at PBS NewsHour have revealed that they are attempting to unionize with SAG-AFTRA, which already represents the news unit’s anchors and correspondents. The workers, who are calling their group the NewsHour Union, announced their organizing attempt on Tuesday. “As the creative engine behind one of the most trusted news institutions in the country, […]

N.Y. Teamsters Local, Which Reps Entertainment Union Staff, Passes Resolution to Organize for Abortion-Rights Causes

Teamsters Local 210, the New York-based Local that represents some New York City-based SAG-AFTRA and Actors’ Equity staff in collective bargaining, has passed a resolution focused on women’s rights in the wake of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. The resolution, passed on Monday by the Local’s Executive Board, states that the Local “condemns […]

SAG-AFTRA Members Ratify New Network Television Code Agreement

SAG-AFTRA members have voted to ratify a new National Code of Fair Practice for Network Television Broadcasting agreement, covering a broad swath of TV talk shows, reality shows and soap operas. Over 94 percent of voting members voted “yes” on the contract, which is also known as the Network Television Code deal, the union announced late […]

Writers Guild East Files Grievance With CBS News Over Backpay (Exclusive)

The Writers Guild of America East has filed a grievance with CBS News over alleged unpaid backpay nearly two months after members ratified a new three-year contract with the division. The union, which alongside its sister union the WGA West represents around 260 CBS News newswriters, producers, graphic artists and others based in multiple cities […]

Animation Museum Project Secures $2.5M from California

Is a National Animation Museum on the horizon? On Tuesday, state senator Anthony Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) announced that he helped secure $2.5 million in the 2022-23 California state budget to kickstart an effort to develop a virtual and physical animation museum. There’s still a long way to go before the project can […]

Writers Guild West Members Saw Residuals Increase Amid Declines in Employment, Income in 2021

Even as employment and income decreased for writers in 2021, the Writers Guild of America West saw an uptick in residuals going to members across film and television. Guild members received an “an all-time high” of $493.6 million in residuals in 2021, representing a 5.4 percent uptick from 2020, according to the WGA West’s latest […]

Trump 2020 Election Doc ‘Unprecedented’ Lands July Release Date, Reveals Trailer

Alex Holder’s three-part docuseries focused on former President Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign that attracted the attention of the House select committee investigating Jan. 6 has landed a release date. The three-part docuseries Unprecedented will premiere on Discovery+ on Sunday, July 10, the platform announced Wednesday. Unprecedented, which focuses on Trump’s 2020 attempt to get […]

‘The Simpsons,’ ‘Family Guy,’ ‘American Dad!’ Production and IT Workers Win Voluntary Union Recognition

Production and IT workers at The Simpsons, Family Guy and American Dad! who have been attempting to unionize have won voluntary recognition from management, according to The Animation Guild. TAG business representative Steve Kaplan signed three voluntary recognition agreements on Friday, and a card check performed by an independent arbitrator will be happening soon, according […]