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Jay A. Fernandez

WGAE Embraced Digital Media in '09

The Writers Guild of America, East finished 2009 having paved new in-roads into representation of digital media and its writers.Throughout 2009, the WGAE added 22 digital media companies, and 30…

WGA East Adds iPhone App Writers

Can you picket via iPhone? The writers of iLarious, which produces digital content for iPhone apps including This Just In, have become the first batch of scribes in the niche…

AFTRA Ratifies Videogame Pact

AFTRA's membership ratified its new interactive media agreement with videogame employers Thursday. Just two weeks earlier, SAG rejected the same deal, asking the companies to return to the bargaining table.The…

SAG Suspension Comes Too Late for Some

News that SAG presidential candidate and national board member Seymour Cassel has been suspended for two years is a case of justice delayed in the eyes of some of his…

SAG, AFTRA Game for New Contracts

SAG and AFTRA have reached tentative agreements with the videogame industry on new contracts. Those deals now go to the SAG national board and the AFTRA administrative committee for approval.If…

Industry Looks On as SAG Taps Leaders

With the industry still struggling through an economic hangover, Hollywood execs and talent alike soon should get a strong sense of the mood and direction of the rank and file.Ballots…

SAG, AMPTP Ink Tentative Animation Deals

The Screen Actors Guild and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers have a tentative deal for new, two-year contracts covering television and basic cable animation.SAG's animation negotiating committee…

WGAW Members Punished for Strike Actions

The WGA West closed the final chapter on its late 2007-early 2008 strike Tuesday when it officially notified members of those who would be punished for violating strike rules. Two…

WGA West to Represent CBS Writers

The WGA West has scored another small victory: organizing more new-media writers at CBS studios.Fifteen news, promo, and sports writers who produce content for CBS' Internet operations in the Los…

Top SAG Election Race Still Mystery

SAG's filing deadline for fall elections came and went Thursday, and it remains unclear who will face each other for the presidency. Only Unite for Strength, formed last year in…

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