Musicians Want Streaming Residuals As Contract Talks Start With AMPTP

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Bargaining began Wednesday for a new contract between the American Federation of Musicians and management’s Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. The chief issue is residuals from films made for steaming services, which musicians d…

Hollywood Unions Stand In Solidarity With LA Teachers On Eve Of Potential Strike

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Hollywood unions are lining up in support of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s teachers, who appear likely to strike on Monday.
Negotiations between the teachers union and the Los Angeles Unified School District ended Friday without a dea…

IFTA Elects 8 To Board Of Directors; ‘Deep Murder’ Horror Comedy Cuts To Screen Media – AFM Briefs

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The Independent Film & Television Alliance‘s annual elections has resulted in eight new members voted to the alliance’s board of directors, the organization said Monday at the American Film Market. They join the 20-member board at the i…

George Miller’s ‘Three Thousand Years Of Longing’ Scores Near-Sellout For FilmNation — AFM

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EXCLUSIVE: George Miller’s buzzed-about Three Thousand Years Of Longing has scored a near-sellout for FilmNation here at the AFM.
In addition to the big deals secured earlier in the market for France and Italy, FilmNation has now finalized key de…

Tate Taylor’s Allison Janney-Laura Dern Pic ‘Yuba County’ Inks Major Deals For AGC – AFM

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EXCLUSIVE: Tate Taylor’s noir-comedy Breaking News In Yuba County starring Allison Janney and Laura Dern has been one of the American Film Market’s most in-demand packages.
Stuart Ford’s AGC has inked widespread pre-sales on the movie…

Liam Neeson-Kate Walsh Action-Thriller ‘Honest Thief’ Secures Key Deals — AFM

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EXCLUSIVE: Liam Neeson-Kate Walsh action-thriller Honest Thief, which begins production in Boston next week, has pitched a near-sellout for The Solution Group, which is handling world sales at the AFM.
Multi-million dollar pacts have closed with Metrop…

Argentina’s FilmSharks & Vista Sur, Peru’s Golem & Zentropa Spain’s Animation Arm Doce Launch ‘Dalia’ — AFM

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EXCLUSIVE: Argentinian firms FilmSharks and Vista Sur, Peru’s Golem and Zentropa’s Spain-based animation arm Doce are launching the animated film Dalia Y El Libro Rojo 3D (Dalia and the Red Book 3D) at the American Film Market.
According to…