The Alliance

How Lina Wertmüller Paved a Path for Today’s Women Directors

It’s always so jarring and upsetting to learn that someone you have greatly admired has died — no matter how old they are. Italian writer-director Lina Wertmüller, who…

Streaming Issues May Impact Residuals for American Musicians, Execs Say

What does the future hold for the Film Musicians Secondary Markets Fund? Like so many aspects of a rapidly changing media business, that’s hard to predict. When union…

Animation Writers Hope to Close Pay Gap With Their Live-Action Counterparts

The Animation Guild is gearing up for its contract negotiations next week, with animation writers looking to see a significant boost in pay as part of their new…

Fremantle Forges Partnership With Creative Alliance of Nine Production Companies

Fremantle has forged a ground-breaking three-year partnership agreement with a creative alliance of nine leading independent production companies to help them develop and fund high-quality international dramas series…

IATSE Members Vote to Ratify Contract, Ending Strike Threat

The membership of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees has voted to ratify a new three-year agreement, ending the threat of the first national strike in the…

IATSE Contract Ratification Vote Will Begin Nov. 12, Results on Nov. 15

The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees has set a date for a ratification vote for its new three-year contract. Voting will begin on Friday, Nov. 12, and…

IATSE Urges Members to ‘Stay United’ and Support New Contract

The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees urged film and TV workers on Thursday to “stay united” and to support a new three-year agreement with the major studios…

After IATSE Strike is Averted, Hollywood Workers are Split Over Agreement: ‘It’s Not Enough’

Heather Fink has spent her working life on film and TV sets. But years of frustration with the long hours and stagnant pay had made her reach her…

IATSE and AMPTP Have Reached a Deal to Avert a Strike

Negotiators from the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees have reached a deal for a new three-year contract, averting a strike that would have shut down film and…

IATSE and AMPTP Close to Deal to Avert Crippling Hollywood Strike (EXCLUSIVE)

Negotiators for IATSE and Hollywood’s major studios are closing in on a deal that would avert a strike that threatened to shutter most film and TV production in…

Film and TV Crews Pack Up Their Tools in Anticipation of a Strike

Film and TV workers left the job site on Friday uncertain of when they would return, as negotiators were expected to work through the weekend in hopes of…

IATSE U.K. Crew Prepare to Stop Work if Strike Goes Ahead (EXCLUSIVE)

The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees’ crew members working in the U.K. are preparing to down tools if the strike goes ahead on Oct. 18, Variety has learned.…