Donald Trump Still Making Money From His Showbiz Days

Donald Trump still has money rolling in from his time in show business. While cable news discusses how his latest financial disclosure pertains to the Stormy Daniels case, the document also reveals that he received a SAG pension last year totaling $64,…

Donald Trump still has money rolling in from his time in show business. While cable news discusses how his latest financial disclosure pertains to the Stormy Daniels case, the document also reveals that he received a SAG pension last year totaling $64,840 and an AFTRA pension in the amount of $6,543. The president also still is collecting residuals from guest appearances in old TV shows and movies. He got $201-$1,000 in residuals from WB Studios, mostly from an appearance…

Talking Points Memo News Site Joins Rush To Unionize With WGA East

The editorial staff of Talking Points Memo, the web-based political journalism site, has unionized with the WGA East, with management agreeing to recognize the guild as the collective bargaining representative of its 11-member staff.
It’s the la…

The editorial staff of Talking Points Memo, the web-based political journalism site, has unionized with the WGA East, with management agreeing to recognize the guild as the collective bargaining representative of its 11-member staff. It’s the latest in a steady stream of digital news organizations that have signed with the guild, including Huffington Post, Salon, Slate, The Onion, Vice, MTV News, Vox Media, The Dodo, Thrillist, The Intercept, ThinkProgress and the…

WGA & Luc Besson’s Seaside Productions Reach $1 Million Residuals Settlement

The WGA West has reached a $1 million settlement with Luc Besson’s Seaside Productions to cover unpaid residuals on 23 films. Guild records show that the company, which is owned and managed by the French filmmaker, had a “history of contract violations…

The WGA West has reached a $1 million settlement with Luc Besson's Seaside Productions to cover unpaid residuals on 23 films. Guild records show that the company, which is owned and managed by the French filmmaker, had a "history of contract violations and noncompliance" and has been "inconsistent in paying residuals." Besson is perhaps best known as the writer-director of The Fifth Element, Lucy and last year’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, though it's…

WGA Sexual Harassment Survey Sees Strong Turnout

EXCLUSIVE: More than 2,000 members of the WGA West have responded to the guild’s survey on sexual harassment, making it the industry’s most extensive study of the problem to date. Information provided by respondents is being kept confidential, but the …

EXCLUSIVE: More than 2,000 members of the WGA West have responded to the guild's survey on sexual harassment, making it the industry's most extensive study of the problem to date. Information provided by respondents is being kept confidential, but the guild has said it will be used "to evaluate the extent of sexual harassment in our workplaces, and the challenges writers face when experiencing or witnessing it." The turnout represents about a fifth of the guild’s active…

IATSE Contract Talks Break Off But Are Expected To Resume

EXCLUSIVE: Negotiations for a new IATSE basic agreement covering some 43,000 West Coast workers have broken off, though the talks are expected to resume in time to beat the July 31 deadline for negotiating a new deal.
A spokesman for management’s Alli…

EXCLUSIVE: Negotiations for a new IATSE basic agreement covering some 43,000 West Coast workers have broken off, though the talks are expected to resume in time to beat the July 31 deadline for negotiating a new deal. A spokesman for management's Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers said that the talks are "still in progress," though the two sides haven't met in more than a week. "We're in a press blackout," he told Deadline. The talks between the AMPTP and…

Association Of Talent Agents Skeptical Of WGA’s Anti-Packaging Proposals

The Writers Guild’s proposals for a new talent agency agreement were greeted with skepticism from the Association of Talent Agents today.
The WGA has proposed 30 changes to its 42-year-old agreement with the ATA that would reshape the talent agency bu…

The Writers Guild's proposals for a new talent agency agreement were greeted with skepticism from the Association of Talent Agents today. The WGA has proposed 30 changes to its 42-year-old agreement with the ATA that would reshape the talent agency business by putting an end to packaging and stopping the agencies' nascent ventures into film and television production. The WGA says the changes are needed to curb "conflicts of interest" inherent in agents representing…

WGA Seeks To Reshape Talent Agency Business With Proposal For New Deal

EXCLUSIVE: The Writers Guild wants to completely reshape the talent agency business, putting an end to packaging and stopping the agencies’ nascent ventures into film and television production.
In their proposals for a new agreement with the Associatio…

EXCLUSIVE: The Writers Guild wants to completely reshape the talent agency business, putting an end to packaging and stopping the agencies' nascent ventures into film and television production. In their proposals for a new agreement with the Association of Talent Agents, the WGA East and WGA West have proposed that "No agency shall accept any money or thing of value from the employer of a client." That would effectively end all packaging deals, in which agencies receive…