PGA Awards’ Nominees Breakfast Shines Light On Diversity
Producers Guild of America president Lucy Fisher set the tone early today at the guild's annual awards nominees' breakfast, as hundreds of thousands of women were taking to the streets all across the country for the third annual Women's March.
"Happy Women's March Day," she told an enthusiastic crowd of 400-500 gathered at the Skirball Cultural Center. "Hopefully, there will be a few more of us up her next year." Only two of the 10 nominees on stage were women.
She also… Read
After Epic Battle, WGA East Wins First Contract With Peacock Productions
After a seven-year battle, writer-producers at Peacock Productions finally have their first contract with the Comcast/NBCUniversal nonfiction TV production arm. The new pact, which covers 40 writer-producers, was ratified unanimously, and includes what the guild is calling a "landmark" agreement to establish a portable, industrywide nonfiction television healthcare plan.
"Nonfiction television writer-producers move from company to company as their shows wrap," said WGA Eas… Read
Jenji Kohan To Receive WGA West Laurel Award For TV Writing
Jenji Kohan, creator of Weeds and Orange Is the New Black, will be this year's recipient of the WGA West's Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award, which is given to a guild member who has "advanced the literature of television and made outstanding contributions to the profession of the television writer." She will be honored at the guild’s LA awards show on February 17.
"Jenji Kohan’s work is what all good writers aspire to – touching on the harsh but also comedic realities of life… Read
Slate Staffers Ratify First Contract With WGA East
The editorial and podcast staff of Slate, the politics and news website, has ratified its first contract with the WGA East. The 51-member Slate staff is the latest of more than a dozen online news sites that have organized under the guild's umbrella, including Salon, HuffPost, Vice and ThinkProgress.
"Slate's editorial staff demonstrates that strong union contracts can be achieved through persistence and people power," said WGA East executive director Lowell Peterson… Read
ICG Publicists Awards Nominations Unveiled
Nominees for the 56th ICG Publicists Awards were revealed this morning in categories rewarding the year’s best guild campaigns in the film and TV industry. Winners bestowed by the publicists branch of IATSE’s International Cinematographers Guild (Local 600) will be announced February 22 at the annual luncheon at the Beverly Hilton.
The Maxwell Weinberg Awards noms, honoring publicists that worked on campaigns, included a wide-ranging list on the film side with the likes… Read
Casting Directors Ratify New Teamsters Contract With AMPTP
Casting directors and associates in Los Angeles and New York have ratified a new three-year contract that was negotiated on their behalf by Teamsters locals 399 in LA and 817 in New York. The joint agreement with management’s AMPTP covers some 400 casting professionals in LA and about 100 in New York.
"These were difficult negotiations, but we got a good contract for our casting directors and associates," said Steve Dayan, secretary-treasurer of Teamsters Local 399. "It… Read
Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Applies Its Awards Nominations
The touchups and blowouts are complete: Nominations are out for the sixth annual Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards. IATSE Local 706 will hand out its hardware February 16 during its ceremony at Novo in Los Angeles. Check out the full list below.
Among the awards-season glitterati scoring noms from the guild today are Black Panther, Crazy Rich Asians, A Star Is Born, Bohemian Rhapsody, Vice and BlackKklansman. The 21 categories also cover television… Read
CDGA Nominations: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’, ‘Black Panther’ Among Pics Fitted For Costume Designers’ List
The final alterations and trims have been made, so now we have the list of nominations for the Costume Designers Guild’s 21st annual CDGA. The awards will be handed out February 19 during the ceremony at the Beverly Hilton. Read the list below.
The top film and TV noms each are split into three categories — contemporary, period and sci-fi/fantasy. A number of awards-season regulars made the cut on the film side, with noms going to the costumers behind A Star Is Born… Read
Melissa McCarthy Set For Career Honor From Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild
She’s played a boss, a spy, a cop, a Ghostbuster, a plagiarist and famously a White House press secretary, and now the Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild has applied its 2019 career honor to Melissa McCarthy. The star of last year’s Can You Ever Forgive Me? will be presented with its Distinguished Artisan Award at the sixth annual MUAHS Awards next month.
She is the first woman to receive the award, which will be doled out February 16 at Novo in Los Angeles.
"It is… Read
Broadway Producers To Submit New Proposals In Talks With Striking Actors’ Equity Over Profit Sharing – Update
Update, with Broadway League response Broadway League president Charlotte St. Martin tells Deadline that producers will submit new proposals to Actors’ Equity for another round of talks next week as the two sides resume negotiations over the sticky topic of profit sharing for cast members who contribute to show development.
“We absolutely believe we will end up with a deal that’s good for everybody,” St. Martin said, responding to the union’s announcement today of a… Read
‘Black Panther’, ‘Sharp Objects’, ‘A Quiet Place’ Among Nominees For Art Directors Guild Awards
The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) has announced nominations for the 23rd Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards in film, TV, commercials, videos and animation features. Among the candidates: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, The Favourite and Roma, and, on the TV side, Sharp Objects and Glow.
Winners will be honored Saturday, February 2 in Los Angeles. The nominees were announced today by ADG President Nelson Coates, ADG, and Awards Producer Scott Moses… Read
Vice News Outlets Ratify New Contracts In WGA East’s Ongoing Drive To Unionize Digital News
Writers and producers at four Vice Media news outlets have voted overwhelmingly to ratify contracts negotiated on their behalf by the WGA East.
The new pacts, which cover some 200 staffers at Vice Editorial, Vice News, Viceland and Vice Digital, were approved by 98% of those who voted, the guild said. The new contracts are just the latest in the guild’s ongoing campaign to unionize digital news sites.
"Collective bargaining ensures that WGAE-represented employees have the… Read