SAG-AFTRA Developing Sexual Harassment Code Of Conduct
SAG-AFTRA is developing a Code of Conduct to deal with sexual harassment in the workplace – and at auditions, wrap parties, film festivals and anywhere else performers gather to find jobs or promote and celebrate their work. An email sent today to the union's board members said the code "will provide clear safety guidance to performers in the work environment and in social environments attached to work where harassment frequently occurs."
With the annual SAG Awards set… Read
Producers Guild Sets Anti-Sexual Harassment Guidelines
The Producers Guild of America has adopted new guidelines designed to combat sexual harassment in the entertainment industry. The guidelines, which were unanimously ratified Wednesday at a special meeting of the PGA board, represent the initial recommendations from the PGA's Anti-Sexual Harassment Task Force, which was created last October in response to the avalanche of allegations of sexual harassment and abuse by high-profile industry figures.
That same month, the PGA… Read
Gina Rodriguez Outfitted To Host Costume Designers Guild Awards; Career Honorees Set
The Costume Designers Guild said today that Gina Rodriguez will host its 20th CDGAs next month. The group also named the recipients of its 2018 career honors.
The Jane the Virgin star will emcee the trophy show on February 20 at the Beverly Hilton. The nominees were announced last week.
"I am thrilled the Costume Designers Guild asked me to host the platinum anniversary of the CDGA ceremony,” Rodriguez said. “Working with my Jane the Virgin costume designer, the marvelous… Read
James L. Brooks To Receive WGA West’s Laurel Award For Screenwriting
James L. Brooks, the three-time Oscar winner with writing credits including Terms of Endearment, Broadcast News and As Good As It Gets, and the Emmy-winning co-creator behind TV series including The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Taxi, will receive WGA West's 2018 Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement. The career film honor will be bestowed February 11 at the WGA Awards’ Los Angeles ceremony at the Beverly Hilton.
"James L. Brooks looms large for writers in our business,”… Read
IATSE Technicians Walk Off Golf Channel Jobs, Prompting Sony Open Scramble
Technicians and camera operators represented by IATSE walked off the job before the Golf Channel’s coverage Sunday of the Sony Open in Hawaii, prompting a scramble by the NBC-owned network to preserve the dulcet feel of a golf broadcast.
Elements such as ambient sound from the course or close-up shots of players went out the window, with overhead blimp angles getting extra duty. Studio hosts handled the announcing duties from the network’s Orlando, Fla., headquarters… Read
WGA West Praises State Bill To Save The Open Internet – At Least in California
Despite the FCC's decision to repeal net neutrality, California is moving ahead with legislation that would keep an open Internet alive – at least in the Golden State. The California Consumer Protection and Net Neutrality Act of 2018 (SB 460) passed a Senate hearing today to advance it through the state Legislature.
The move was praised by the WGA West, which has opposed the federal government's efforts to roll back net neutrality:
"California legislators have taken an… Read
DGA Awards Nominees: ‘Shape Of Water’, ‘Lady Bird’, ‘Dunkirk’, ‘Three Billboards’, ‘Get Out’
UPDATED with more details: The DGA has unveiled nominees for its 70th Annual DGA Awards in the feature film category as well as for the category for first-time director. The theme of first-timers is clear: Four of the five films in the marquee category are first-time DGA nominees: Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water), Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird), Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missiouri) and Jordan Peele (Get Out), the latter of whom made both… Read
SAG-AFTRA Looking Into ‘All The Money In The World’ Pay Disparity Claims
EXCLUSIVE, updated with SAG-AFTRA statement: SAG-AFTRA is looking into reports that Michelle Williams was paid peanuts compared to Mark Wahlberg to re-shoot scenes in All the Money in the World. The new footage was necessary after Christopher Plummer was brought in to the Ridley Scott-directed movie to replace Kevin Spacey, who was fired amid allegations of past sexual misconduct.
"We're looking into it," said a source at the actors union, who noted that the guild's… Read
DGA Awards: Curtain Raised On TV & Documentary Nominations
The Directors Guild has put the TV nominees for its 70th annual DGA Awards into action, with a mix of new and veteran shows vying for the top honors. The guild also unveiled its commercial and documentary nominations. Read the list below.
The marquee Dramatic Series award will be a battle among the helmer(s) of episodes of Netflix’s Stranger Things (the Duffer Brothers) and Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale (Reed Morano), along with three separate noms for episodes of HBO’s Game… Read
CDG Awards Nominations Announced For Film & TV Costuming
The Costume Designers Guild has unveiled its nominees for the 20th annual CDGAs, which celebrate excellence in film, TV and shortform costume design. The trophies will be doled out February 2o during a ceremony at the Beverly Hilton.
As always, the big- and small-screen nominees are vying in separate contemporary, period and fantasy/sci-fi categories. That means, of course, that no project can get multiple nominations and the field includes some titles that haven’t gotten… Read
Alison Cross To Receive WGA West’s Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award, Guild’s Highest TV Writing Honor
Two-time Emmy winner Alison Cross will be this year's recipient of the WGA West's Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award, the guild's highest honor for television writing. It's given to a guild member who has "advanced the literature of television and made outstanding contributions to the profession of the television writer."
The award will be presented February 11 at the WGA Awards’ West Coast ceremony.
Cross, who won Emmys for penning the 1989 TV movie Roe v. Wade and the… Read
WGA Awards Film & Documentary Nominees Are Out
The WGA has announced the film and documentary nominees for its 2018 Writers Guild Awards, which will be handed out February 11 in dual ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York.
Battling it out for Original Screenplay will be awards-season regulars The Big Sick, Get Out, I, Tonya, Lady Bird and The Shape of Water. Up for Adapted Screenplay are the writers of Call Me by Your Name, The Disaster Artist, Logan, Molly’s Game and Mudbound. Check out the full list of nominees… Read