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Writers Guild of America Strike

Interview: Director Simon Curtis discusses My Week with Marilyn

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.21.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Simon Curtis bristles a little when asked why, having directed so extensively in television and produced numerous films, it took him so long to direct...

'The Onion' Writers May Strike Monday

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 09.28.2011 | Comedy

UPDATE: The WGA announced on Aug. 2 that the "ONN" writers have joined their union. Read more here. The writers behind the "Onion News Network" sho...

Summer 2011: A Perfect Storm for Hollywood's Labor Unions

The Wrap | Daniel Frankel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

It could be a perfect storm. Less than a year after the Screen Actors Guild finalized its contract with the studios -- ending one of the most tumu...

Why I Joined Actors Federal Credit Union

Amy Sohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Amy Sohn

This year I became furious about how big banks have abandoned their consumers' trust, taken bailout money, and acted only with regard for their own bottom line. So I pulled my money out and moved it all to my credit union.

State of the Union

David Dean Bottrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Dean Bottrell

If the new SAG leadership doesn't rapidly start taking all the painful, but necessary steps to merge with AFTRA, we are fucked.

Jay Leno On Trial Over Strike Monologues

Los Angeles Times | Matea Gold and Richard Verrier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Reporting from Los Angeles and New York -- Comedian Jay Leno was hauled in front of his own union's trial committee Wednesday to address charges that ...

Writers Guild May Suspend Jay Leno Over Strike Monologues

Variety | Cynthia Littleton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A year has passed, but the WGA West is still reviewing the possibility of disciplinary action against Jay Leno for "Tonight Show" monologues he delive...

Tyler Perry's Alleged Role As Union Buster Becoming Big Obama Embarrassment?

Deadline Hollywood Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

One of Barack Obama's staunchest supporters and prized campaigners and film biographers from the motion picture and television business has just been ...

John McCain: No Friend of the American Worker

James P. Hoffa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

This is the same John McCain who's been kicking the crap out of American workers for the last 26 years. He voted to cut overtime. He voted against extending unemployment benefits.

The WGA Strike For Dummies: It Ain't Over 'til It's Over

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

It's intriguing how the writers' strike rumor mill builds everybody up and then shoots him or her down.

HuffPoster John Ridley Among Those Called Out By Writer's Guild

Reny Monk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Reny Monk

The WGA has sent out a castigating letter to its members that lists names of writers who crossed the picket lines during the tense hundred-day strike that ended in February.

How the WGA Won: A Behind the Scenes Look at the WGA Strike

Roger Wolfson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Roger Wolfson

The groundwork for the writers' strike started with something the town rarely notices: a routine, biannual WGA election.

Exclusive: The AMPTP YouTube Video the Writers Don't Want You to See

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jonathan Handel

The AMPTP has created no YouTube videos of its own, opting instead for the old-media alternative of occasional paid advertising in the papers and trades.

Striking Writers May Head Back To Work This Week

ABC News | BRIAN ROONEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Striking writers on both the East and West coasts appear to be giving two thumbs up to a deal that would end the three-month long strike by the Writer...

Writers' Union Declares "Huge Victory" With New Contract, Strike Coming To An End

LA Weekly | Nikki Finke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

SUNDAY 12:30 PM: At the WGA's news conference today, union leaders declared the new contract is "a huge victory for us". Trumpeted WGAW President Patr...

Deal To End Hollywood Strike May Come Next Week

New York Times | MIchael Cieply | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Informal talks between representatives of Hollywood's writers and production companies eliminated the major roadblocks to a new contract, opening the ...

WGA Strikers To Lose Health Benefits

Variety | Dave McNary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Before the WGA went on strike, its leaders repeatedly assured members they would retain eligibility within the guild-industry health plan for the dura...

Reason: Paul Doesn't Care About 'Unions Or The Pickets'

Reason | David Weigel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Well, the choice was sort of made for him, but 24-odd hours after being bounced from the Fox News five-man forum, Ron Paul will be appearing on the To...

Writers Guild Staffers Threaten To Strike Against WGA

New York Post | Zachery Kouwe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Sure to delight movie studio chiefs and producers everywhere, the striking Writers Guild of America is about to be struck by its own downtrodden emplo...

Strike Takes On Populist Tones As Writers Push For Social Change

Los Angeles Times | Jay A. Fernandez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The personal is political, as they say, and at times of labor unrest, the professional becomes even more so. In this roiling tempest of competing inte...

NBC Expected To Announce Late Night's January Return

Wall Street Journal | Rebecca Dana and Sam Schechner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In moves that are likely to complicate the writers' strike as it enters its seventh week, most late-night shows are plotting to return to the airwaves...

Writers' Guild Is Losing Ground

BusinessWeek | Ron Grover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Hollywood union strikes have never been a dainty affair. On one side, you usually have powerful people with tons of money and even weightier egos. On ...

Letterman To Cut Deal To Bring Writers Back To "Late Show"

Deadline Hollywood Daily | Nikki FInke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

UPDATED THROUGHOUT: Sources tell me the Writers Guild Of America is intending to grant David Letterman's independent production company Worldwide Pant...

Hollywood Growing Worried That Strike Will Cancel Awards Season

New York Times | David Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Golden Globe nominations were announced on Thursday, glimmering tributes to the likes of Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington and Cate Blanchett. But on t...

Striking Writers Heckle Carson Daly, Get Tossed Out Of Taping

Defamer | Mark Lisanti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Having survived a public buggering following the announcement that he'd be the first late-night talkshow host to cross the WGA picket line and the sub...