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On the Anniversary of the AFL and CIO Merger, Listen to George Meany's First Speech to the AFL-CIO Convention

Dec. 5 marks the anniversary of the merger of the AFL and CIO in 1955. As we look toward the future, we remember that we can learn a great deal about ourselves as a movement of working people coming together from the past. Thanks to the University of Maryland, we can easily access George Meany's speech at the first joint AFL-CIO Convention in New York City.

Fox Lands Rory Haines & Sohrab Noshirvani Spec ‘The State’

EXCLUSIVE: 2oth Century Fox pre-emptively has acquired The State, a spec script by the writing team of Rory Haines & Sohrab Noshirvani. The script is an international action thriller about a father in a desperate race to rescue his son. Show More Summary

‘The Wall’ Trailer: Doug Liman’s Thriller Puts Aaron Taylor-Johnson & John Cena In A Dire Position

“We got a sniper. High caliber weapon.” Amazon Studios has dropped a new trailer for Doug Liman’s upcoming psychological thriller The Wall, which stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson and WWE star John Cena. Amazon, in partnership with Roadside...Show More Summary

Matthew McConaughey Strikes ‘Gold’ And Says He Has Found His Favorite Role Ever: The Actor’s Side

Matthew McConaughey says the role of Kenny Wells in his new film, Gold, is the favorite of any he has ever played. Just watching the movie you can see why. It’s a combination of The Wolf Of Wall Street meets The Treasure Of The Sierra...Show More Summary

‘Kingdom’ Adds Kirk Acevedo In Season 3 As Production Begins

12 Monkeys star Kirk Acevedo has signed on for a recurring role in Season 3 of Kingdom, Byron Balasco’s praised martial arts drama series. Production has begun for a spring premiere on AT&T Audience Network. The series stars Frank Grillo as a former mixed martial arts fighter trying to keep his gym in business. Show More Summary

Donald Trump & ‘The Apprentice’ Creator Mark Burnett Talk Inauguration Plans

You’re hired! Donald Trump is working with his former The Apprentice producer Mark Burnett on planning a new reality show: the 2017 presidential inauguration. The New York Times reports that the former colleagues met at Trump Tower yesterday and tossed around ideas for the January 20 shindig in D.C. Show More Summary

NBC Gives Pilot Order To Suburban Crime Drama From Jenna Bans

NBC has handed out its first pilot order this cycle, giving an early green light to a drama from The Family creator Jenna Bans. The network landed the project, titled Good Girls, in early October in a pre-emptive buy with a put pilot commitment. Show More Summary

Amazon Studios Takes Flight With Hot Package ‘The Aeronauts’

EXCLUSIVE: After feverish bidding, Amazon Studios is nearing a deal for Jack Thorne's spec script The Aeronauts, developed and set to be directed by Tom Harper. This has been one of the hottest UK projects floating around, and we’re hearing there were at least six companies vying for the project. Show More Summary

‘Sand Storm’ Trailer: Israel’s Oscar Submission Headed To Netflix

EXCLUSIVE: Netflix has dropped its trailer for Sand Storm, the drama written and directed by Elite Zexer that is serving as Israel’s submission this year in the Oscar Foreign Language race (that shortlist is due out next week). The pic won the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize this year at Sundance where it world premiered. Show More Summary

Aaron Sorkin To Receive WGA West’s Paddy Chayefsky Award

The West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin will be honored with the Writers Guild of America, West's 2017 Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Writing Achievement. Sorkin will receive the award, given in recognition of his career andShow More Summary

Vice President-elect Mike Pence Meets With Manufacturing Leaders At NAM Headquarters

Vice President-elect Mike Pence met with the members of the NAM’s Executive Committee, a group of the country’s most influential manufacturing leaders, at the NAM’s Headquarters in Washington, D.C. today....

Manufacturers’ Story of Promise: Energy

The NAM is releasing in-depth ‘Competing to Win’ policy papers to equip Congress and the Trump administration with blueprints for delivering on manufacturers’ priorities. Today’s release is the third in...

Got A Chocolate Chip On Their Shoulder

Fast Food | Minneapolis, MN, USA Categories: Bizarre Extra Stupid Food & Drink Tags: Fast Food Me: "Well, that was yesterday. TODAY we are out. We have all the other kinds, though." Customer: "...But yesterday I got chocolate chip." Me: "That's not what you're getting today. Show More Summary

You’ve Got Zero Ground To Mock Ground Zero

Retail | NJ, USA Categories: Bad Behavior Tags: Retail Customer: "Why are they making such a big deal out of 9/11? It's not like it happened here!" Me: "Ma'am, our parents are ones who responded to 9/11… We only live an hour or two away...Show More Summary

Reed King Inks Deal With Flatiron Books

1 hour agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The release date has been scheduled for Winter 2018.

When 9.4 million followers isn’t enough: NBC News will shut down the Breaking News app on Dec. 31

There’s no denying that Breaking News is a super-useful app/Twitter account/idea: Day in and day out, morning and night, its editors in New York, Los Angeles, London, and Seattle push out hard news from around the globe. Breaking News’s Twitter account has around 9.5 million followers, who in the space of a couple of hours...

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