Hanging over all of this are the twin factors of the economy and new media. The troubled economy will continue to harm the entertainment industry for some time to come.
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Conor and I had a conversation back before the election about his activism, politics, and, of course, the music.
Last year proved that time is not on SAG's side. Recall that the union's then-leadership wanted better terms in new media than the other Hollywood uni...
SAG and AFTRA reached a deal with the advertising industry, retaining the compensation structure for broadcast network commercials, and resisting the industry's attempt to reduce pension and health contributions.
Though it gets less play than the stalled SAG TV/theatrical talks, SAG and AFTRA have been jointly negotiating for several weeks with the advertising industry over the commercials contract.
For many artists, I predict this recession will have no effect whatsoever -- after all, we've been living like vagabonds for years and have it down to a science!
Leno's case is a political hot potato, because it pits the power of a Hollywood guild against the even greater power of one of its prominent members.
The Screen Actors Guild is besieged by bad news, and thanks to the misguided strategies of the previously-dominant hard-line faction, the union may be slipping towards irrelevance.
How many of those essential ingredients of the Chick Flick stew have been thrown in the Confessions of a Shopaholic pot?
Friday the 13th proved unlucky for SAG president Alan Rosenberg and his co-plaintiffs in their lawsuit against their own union.
The SAG Board met yesterday and re-affirmed actions already taken in writing two weeks earlier: the ouster of former National Executive Director Doug Allen and the replacement of the negotiating team.
Writers are a more subdued bunch than actors, but the WGA Awards included a red carpet. Of course, the visiting actors attracted most of the attention.
The chance of a strike is close to zero.
The SAG Awards sparkled. Women in beautiful dresses, perfectly accessorized; men crisply attired in suits or tuxes; and flash cameras and video everywhere --it was quite a scene.
The moderates on the SAG National Board today delivered a document to SAG headquarters that ousts Doug Allen as National Executive Director and dissolves the negotiating committee.
For someone (anonymous, no less) to urge a blacklist of fellow actors for taking a legitimate position on a union issue seems inimical to the spirit of the SAG Awards.
She's a cancer survivor. She's a great fundraiser. She speaks Spanish, Yiddish and some form of English. Fran Drescher is a lot of things -- but the next Senator from New York?
In an effort to rally attention to the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Amnesty International is releasing the international song and video, The Price of Silence.
From now on, just to be sure, whether it's the IRS, Vladimir Putin, Arianna Huffington or even George Clooney, I'm playing it safe.
Personally, I love that Brooke Burke won. Overall she had by far the best technique of all of the contestants, yet she has no known movement background.
"Yo, Barackulator -- you want a brew?"
President-Elect Barack Obama looked up at George W. Bush, the lame-duck 43rd President of the United States, w...
I was rooting this week more than ever for Cloris Leachman after the judges' nasty, and very unfair, comments to her on Monday night's show.
Is it just me or is this the most boring season thus far of Dancing With the Stars?
It's not surprising that the first two to go in this premiere week were comedian Jeffrey Ross and actor Ted McGinley, though it's somewhat unfortunate...
Good Morning America announced the show's season seven celebrity contestants. It appears DWTS producers have worked very hard to cover just about every major demographic base.
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