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Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.

David Macaray | Posted 03.21.2012 | Entertainment
David Macaray

It's now obvious that unions across the country are being assaulted, and that the middle-class is being systematically dismantled. And it's equally obvious that Hollywood -- glamorous and fabled as it is -- has jumped on that bandwagon.

Octavia Spencer Shares Her Success With All Actors

AP | By SANDY COHEN | Posted 12.21.2011 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES -- After 15 years as "a rank-and-file actor," Octavia Spencer is stepping into Hollywood's gilded spotlight. The 39-year-old actress was ...

Where's The SAG Love?

HuffPost TV | Posted 12.14.2011 | TV

When the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards nominees were announced, there were a few notable exclamations of "But what about..." and "Really?" Yes, like...

I Was Marty: An Interview With Ernest Borgnine

Dan Lybarger | Posted 08.24.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Lybarger

Borgnine spoke to me primarily about portraying a retired World War II Marine in Another Harvest Moon -- it's obvious the jovial actor had to use all the talent he has to be convincing as a fellow at the end of his rope.

Produced By Conference 2011: Let the Work Prove It

Abe Schwartz | Posted 08.14.2011 | Entertainment
Abe Schwartz

I've been focusing less on directing and all things tech-related, and more on getting back to the basics. Here are some takeaways from this year's Produced By Conference.

Vera Farmiga Finds Higher Ground With Her New Film

Linda Hassler | Posted 08.01.2011 | Entertainment
Linda Hassler

"Christianity per se is not the film's subject, just the setting. Doubts and questions come to people within any faith or culture. And it's the questions that are essential no matter which religion or culture we come from."

From Hollywood to Wisconsin: A Good Day for Unions

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sally Kohn

From the almost-entirely unionized Oscar winners to the public workers in Wisconsin continuing their two-week sit-in for worker justice, Americans everywhere were hopefully reminded that unions make America great.

AFTRA Moves Closer to Merger with SAG

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

For the first time, the union's national board votes on the current merger attempt, passing a key resolution "overwhelmingly"; the measure includes a ...

SAG, Studios Reach Agreement on Basic Cable and Animation

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

The deals are similar to the TV/theatrical agreement reached last week. Details: The Hollywood Reporter....

Basic Cable Clarification and Details

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

The Basic Cable Live Action, Basic Cable Animation and TV Animation contracts negotiations with producers are tentatively scheduled to begin November 7, 2010.

Hollywood Labor: The Tyranny of Time

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

One key to understanding Hollywood labor is a tool that was invented thousands of years ago: the calendar. So with the SAG-AFTRA negotiations upon us, let's look at what the 2010-2011 bargaining cycle has in store.

Rank-and-File Workers, Professional Athletes, Actors, and Recording Artists Tweet Their #Unionmember Pride

Kimberly Freeman Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kimberly Freeman Brown

Over this past Labor Day weekend, American Rights at Work teamed up with Actors' Equity, AFTRA, the Screen Actors Guild, and the Major League Baseball...

SAG Feels its Own Labor Pains

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

Labor unrest is hitting SAG close to home. Negotiations between the actors guild and Teamsters Local 986, which represents more than 40 of SAG's Los ...

SAG National Board Candidates Announced

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

SAG yesterday released the official list of candidates for its upcoming national board elections.  Notably, all of the open seats in LA (the Hol...

DGA to Negotiate on SAG & AFTRA's Heels

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

The Directors Guild announced on its website today that it will begin negotiations with the AMPTP (studio alliance) in mid-November.

Silly Lawsuit Against SAG Dismissed; and More

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

Remember the lawsuit that former SAG president Alan Rosenberg and three other Membership First members (1st VP Anne-Marie Johnson and board members Diane Ladd and Kent McCord) filed against their own union?

A "New" Entertainment Union -- And a Possible Name

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

AFTRA is interested in merger with the Screen Actors Guild, but not if the effort is going to fail again.

Hollywood's Fix for America's Three and a Half Trillion-Dollar Lobbying Addiction

Nomiki Konst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Nomiki Konst

The United States of America has a dirty little secret. We're addicted to a drug. A drug dealt everyday in the halls of Congress, on the streets of Washington. That drug is corruption, pure and simple.

SAG Approves Joint Bargaining with AFTRA

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

This morning, the Screen Actors Guild national board approved an agreement to hold joint negotiations with AFTRA and the studio alliance AMPTP for 45 days starting on October 1 of this year.

Afghan Women On International Women's Day

Deborah Calla | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Calla

A number of Hollywood unions and guilds have organized a night of dramatic readings of blogs and poems written by Afghan Women living in Afghanistan.

AFTRA Board Approves Joint Bargaining With SAG

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jonathan Handel

AFTRA's national board unanimously voted to approve joint bargaining with SAG for the Primetime Television Contract and the SAG TV/theatrical contract.

Pilots Overwhelmingly AFTRA Again

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

About 60 pilots for scripted network primetime programs will be shot under AFTRA contracts this year, while few - or perhaps none - will be produced u...

SAG Moves towards Joint Bargaining with AFTRA

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

The SAG National Board yesterday passed a resolution, by a surprising 82% to 18% vote, directing the guild's president and National Executive Director...

Mad Men Sweeps the Latest Awards and Loses A Key Character

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

The last month has brought some good news, and some bad, from the Mad Men front.

The SAG Awards: Inglourious Actours

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

Introducing the Dead Actor's montage, Sigourney Weaver said: "We have lost so many uniquely talented people, among them a golden girl..." at which point Betty White stood up and screamed, "I'm dead?"