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Infringement by Galaktika Magazine: Authors Guild and SFWA Reach Settlement

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware On July 20, the Authors Guild and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America announced that they had together reached an agreement with Hungary-based Galaktika Magazine.For at least a decade, Galaktika re-published stories by multiple authors without seeking permission or remitting payment. Show More Summary

Writers Guild Ratifies New Contract

“Members of the Writers Guild of America have overwhelmingly approved a new three-year contract with television and film producers,” the AP reports. “The guild announced Wednesday that the new agreement passed by a 99 percent margin, with only 30 members...

Writers Guild of America members vote to ratify a new contract

Members of the Writers Guild of America have voted overwhelmingly to ratify the new three-year contract that was approved by the union’s leadership this month after a nail-biting round of negotiations with the major Hollywood studios. The guild said in an announcement Wednesday that of the 3,647...

WGA ‘Appalled’ at FCC Investigation of Stephen Colbert Over Trump Monologue

Ajit Pai can’t catch a break this Monday. Just after John Oliver shaded the FCC commissioner for his lame Big Lebowski tweets and net neutrality stance, the Writers Guild of America has issued a statement slamming Pai, too. Last week, the FCC announced plans to review Colbert’s Late Show monologue ... More »

WGA “Appalled” Over FCC Review Of Stephen Colbert’s Crude Trump Tirade

With a strike adverted at the last minute last week, the Writers Guild of America today struck up a defense of Stephen Colbert against the FCC's so-called investigation of his late night scathing and lewd monologue against PresidentShow More Summary

Writers Guild of America contract secures $86 million more in health plan contributions

As the Writers Guild of America moves closer to ratifying its agreement with the major Hollywood studios, key details of the proposed deal have emerged, including increases to the union’s employer-funded healthcare plan, which had faced mounting deficits. Some details of the agreement, which was...

15 Politicians’ Favorite TV Shows, From Most to Least Surprising

On Monday, beloved Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren posted a message to her Facebook page in solidarity with the Writers Guild of America, which is currently mulling a strike. Innocuous enough at first glance, a closer look at the post yields a stunning revelation: beloved Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren is a fan of Ballers. In fact, […]

Settlement averts what could have been a costly Hollywood strike

For all the drama that went with the Writers Guild of America and Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers negotiations, at least one key element of the discussions seemed logically, absolutely necessary. That’s how to fairly...Show More Summary

Your Fall TV and Movie Seasons Are Safe: Hollywood Narrowly Avoids a Writers Strike

3 months agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Even in the face of an actual 3.0 earthquake, the negotiations between Writers Guild of America and The Alliance Of Motion Picture And Television Producers went on until the very last second.

Florists, prop houses and other Hollywood vendors shelve austerity plans after WGA strike is averted

Local businesses that cater to film and television production were happily shelving austerity plans on Tuesday after the Writers Guild of America avoided a costly strike. Businesses including prop houses, florists and transportation firms had been prepared to lay off employees, cut hours of operation...

Hollywood is relieved after Writers Guild of America reaches deal and avoids a strike

The entertainment industry went back to work as usual on Tuesday after the Writers Guild of America reached a tentative deal in the early morning hours for a new contract with the major Hollywood studios. Although the deal still has to be ratified by guild members, the possibility of a strike now...

Writer’s Strike Averted

3 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

A tentative agreement hammered out early this morning between the Writers Guild of America and the AMPTP studio alliance should mean no...

WGA Reaches Tentative Deal with AMPTP Avoiding Strike

Hours after the contract expired on May 2, the Writers Guild of America reached a tentative deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, averting a strike. The new three-year film and television contract agreement...Show More Summary

Newswire: Writers Guild of America narrowly avoids strike with tentative agreement

The steady stream of scripted television will continue: The Writers Guild Of America isn’t on strike. In the wee hours of the morning, the WGA and the Alliance Of Motion Picture And Television Producers reached a tentative contract agreement. Show More Summary

Writers Strike Not Happening — WGA Strikes Deal!

If you’re like me, you’ve been dreading what seemed to be an impending strike of the Writers Guild of America. Back in 2007, we had a strike, and it had some real annoying ramifications on the industry. Not only did we have to find alternative...Show More Summary

It Looks Like Television Is Safe—For Now

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

An ongoing negotiation between the WritersGuild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers has been building for months, threatening all of us with reruns and shoe string late night TV productions. It looks like things may have been resolved, to the benefit of the viewing public. Read more...

Thank Goodness Elizabeth Warren Won't Have To Go Without 'Ballers' Now

Phew! The Writers Guild of America members negotiated the terms of their contracts with Hollywood’s major studios, which means Elizabeth Warren no longer has to worry about missing her favorite show, “Ballers.” Warren posted a Facebook note Monday in support of the WGA’s bargaining, which had a midnight deadline in order to avoid a strike. Show More Summary

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