Hollywood’s Union Pension Plans On Sound Financial Footing, Analysis Shows
Despite the recent wave of difficulties facing multi-employer pension plans in other industries, Hollywood's are on relatively sound financial footing, according to an analysis conducted for Deadline by the Illinois-based Society of Actuaries. And that's good news for the industry’s retirees and future pensioners.
"Multi-employer pension plans have faced funding challenges across industries, but several of the entertainment industry plans go against the trend and show… Read
Oscars: ‘Manchester By The Sea’ Writer Kenneth Lonergan Says Creative Control Is A Vital Point In WGA Contract Talks
While the Writers Guild have specified several needs for their upcoming March 13 contract talks with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, Manchester by the Sea original screenplay Oscar winner Kenneth Lonergan mentioned that “creative control” is one point that should not be overlooked in contract negotiations.
WGA Members “Ready To Strike” After Round Of Pre-Contract Talks Meetings
The threat of a writers strike continued to mount today as the WGA held the last of 11 membership informational meetings in advance of next month's negotiations for a new film and TV contract.
"We're always ready for a strike," a TV writer laughed as he left the meeting at the Beverly Hilton. "Television is in another Golden Age and the companies are reaping record profits, but writers aren't sharing in that. Our incomes are going down, so it's going to be a tough… Read
Publicists Guild Awards: ‘This Is Us’, ‘Deadpool’ Among Winners
The publicists branch of the International Cinematographers Guild unveiled winners today during its 54th annual Publicists Awards luncheon at the Beverly Hilton. The teams from NBC’s This Is Us and XXX took home Showmanship honors among seven competitive categories.
The guild also honored Denzel Washington (Motion Picture Showman of the Year), Ryan Murphy (Television Showman of the Year), DreamWorks New Media chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg (Lifetime Achievement Award) and… Read
WGA & AMPTP Set Date For Start Of Contract Talks
The WGA West and East and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers said today that they will begin formal contract negotiations March 13 at the AMPTP headquarters in Sherman Oaks. The current Minimum Basic Agreement expires on May 1.
As reported here yesterday, the guilds' chief goals in the talks will be to increase compensation for series TV writer-producers; stop the decade-long decline in screenwriters' earnings; and stabilize its ailing health… Read
WGA Membership Meeting Shows Guild On Strike Footing As Contract Talks Loom
Bargaining on a new contract isn’t expected to begin until next month, but if tonight's informational meeting is any indication, the Writers Guild of America is definitely on a strike footing. "It seems that if they took a strike authorization vote tonight, it would be favorable," said a seemingly dismayed writer upon leaving the meeting. "They were cheering speakers who were in favor of a hard line, and booing those who expressed trepidation."
Non-members weren't allowed… Read
Location Managers Guild Nominates ‘Manchester By The Sea,’ ‘La La Land,’ ‘Hidden Figures,’ Others For Awards
La La Land, Manchester by the Sea, Hidden Figures, Lion, Hell or High Water and other films are all competing this year for the Location Managers Guild International Awards, which recognize the creative use of filming locations that enhances or helps drive the storyline. Stranger Things, The Crown, The Night Manager, Westworld and other TV shows are also up for the award. Winners will be revealed during a ceremony on April 8 in the Steve Ross Theater on the Warner Bros… Read
Costume Designers Guild Awards: ‘La La Land,’ ‘Hidden Figures’ & ‘The Crown’ Among Winners – Complete List
The 19th annual Costume Designers Guild Awards were handed out tonight at the Beverly Hilton. Oscar noms leader La La Land took home the trophy for Excellence in Contemporary Film, with earning the Period Film Award and Doctor Strange winning Fantasy Film.
The Oscar nominees for Best Costume Design leaned heavily on period pics this year, with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them facing off against Florence Foster Jenkins, Jackie and Allied, the only… Read
SAG-AFTRA Disputes Trump’s Claim That News Media Is “Enemy Of The American People”
Without mentioning him by name, SAG-AFTRA, which represents thousands of broadcast journalists across the country, has issued a statement challenging President Donald Trump's claim that CNN and the news operations at ABC, CBS, NBC and The New York Times are "the enemy of the American people."
"As a union whose membership includes broadcast and online journalists, SAG-AFTRA champions the rights of a free press, whose primary role is to provide citizens with the information… Read
WGA Members Outline Top Issues In Looming Contract Negotiations – WGA Awards
A week after WGA leaders encouraged their members “to fight if necessary” in their upcoming TV/film contract talks, the union’s call to arms tonight onstage at the WGA Awards ceremony was radio silence.
Some rallying might have gone a long way with members in the room. While some writers Deadline spoke with tonight certainly were in the know about their wants for TV, streaming and new media residuals during the next round of talks with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Te… Read
WGA Awards: ‘Moonlight’ & ‘Arrival’ Win Top Film Prizes; FX’s ‘Atlanta’ & ‘The Americans’ Lead TV – Complete Winners List
Moonlight’s Barry Jenkins and Arrival’s Eric Heisserer were the big film winners tonight at the 69th annual WGA Awards tonight, which were handed out at dual ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles.
On the TV side, FX swept the top categories with Atlanta — from writers Donald Glover, Stephen Glover, Stefani Robinson and Paul Simms — winning for Comedy Series and New Series, The Americans for Drama Series and The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story for Long Form… Read
Oliver Stone’s Critique Of America: It’s Not Just Donald Trump, “But A System” – WGA Awards
In presenting Oliver Stone with the WGA West’s Laurel Award tonight, Salvador actor James Woods said, “Oliver had the temerity to ask me once, ‘Do you think I should just retire?’ I said, ‘Are you f*cking kidding me? Trump just got elected. You can go forever now.’"
Rather than verbally punch the current Commander in Chief, which was the vogue of tonight’s WGA Awards ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles, Stone’s message in his acceptance speech was not unlike the one he… Read