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Forced Exclusivity Terms in Actor Contracts Add a Dark Side to Hollywood’s Golden Age (Opinion)

For too long, oppressive studio contracts forcing exclusivity have prevented series regular actors from being able to earn a consistent living, especially during extended periods when a show…

Writers Guild of America Triumphs in $42 Million Arbitration With Netflix

The Writers Guild of America informed its members on Thursday that it has prevailed in a crucial arbitration with Netflix over their underpayment of writers’ residuals for the…

Brooklyn Peltz Beckham, Angus Cloud, Halle Bailey and Becky G Named Power of Young Hollywood Honorees

Variety’s Power of Young Hollywood in-person celebration returns to Los Angeles on Aug. 11, presented by Facebook Gaming. This year’s honorees include producer, cook and host Brooklyn Peltz…

Netflix, SAG-AFTRA Reach Tentative Agreement on New Contract

Netflix Studios and SAG-AFTRA have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract, Variety has confirmed. The contract will be a successor to the three-year deal that the…

RAP Act Introduced in Congress Would Bar the Use of Lyrics as Evidence in Court Proceedings

In what is positioned to address a growing issue for music artists, particularly in the hip-hop genre, a new bill has been introduced in the U.S. House of…

SAG-AFTRA Now Offers Membership to Intimacy Coordinators

SAG-AFTRA has unanimously passed a resolution that will allow accredited intimacy coordinators to join the union. The decision came over the weekend when the board met virtually. SAG-AFTRA…

The End of Ownership: Why the Battle Over Paying TV Creatives Is Only Getting Crazier

There’s a storm brewing in Hollywood’s creative community, just as the largest unions and employers are preparing to wrestle anew at the contract bargaining table. The industry is…

Studios and Guilds Officially Extend COVID Protocols Until September

Studios and guilds have officially extended COVID protocols until Sept. 30. The Directors Guild of America, SAG-AFTRA, IATSE, Teamsters and the AMPTP issued a new statement extending the…

SAG-AFTRA Ratifies $200 Million Network Code Agreement for Daytime TV, ‘SNL,’ Awards Shows

SAG-AFTRA members have given a big thumbs up to a new three-year network code agreement covering most daytime TV, award shows and mainstay such as “Saturday Night Live,”…

‘Rust’ Set Safety Bills Stall in California Legislature

Two bills intended to strengthen safety on California movie sets stalled in the state legislature on Thursday, after Hollywood unions and major studios failed to agree on the…

‘Mac & Cheese’ Wins Top Honors at 2022 Easterseals Disability Film Challenge Awards

Sommer Carbuccia’s time-traveling comedy short “Mac & Cheese” was awarded best film at the 2022 Easterseals Disability Film Challenge Awards. “Mac & Cheese” took home a total of…

Film and TV Crews Can Take Off Masks Under Updated COVID Rules

Film and TV workers will finally be able to take off their masks, as the entertainment unions and the studios have agreed to relax the industry’s COVID protocols.…