Carl Diorio

WGA Strike Talks Resume

LOS ANGELES Studio and writers guild reps wrapped a negotiating session Tuesday that was as cordial as any to date.“For only the second or third time, we actually talked to […]

Guild Plan Ties Pay to Viewership

LOS ANGELES The Writers Guild of America Tuesday will deliver a counterproposal to a recent offer from studio reps regarding pay for new-media streaming, with the guild proposing fixed compensation […]

WGA to Offer New Plan

LOS ANGELES The Writers Guild of America will respond to management’s latest contract proposal on new-media pay by advancing its own new proposals.That’s the word from a source close to […]

Studios Budge, WGA Unmoved

NEW YORK The Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers on Thursday advanced fresh proposals on new-media compensation in its contract talks with the Writers Guild of America. WGA members […]

Scribes, Studios Back in the Ring

NEW YORK At 10 a.m. Monday, union scribes and studio suits will touch gloves and resume their sparring over terms of a new film and TV contract.Industry executives scoring this […]

Talks to Resume in Writers Strike

LOS ANGELES The writers strike will continue, but now so will negotiations.The WGA and studio reps are headed back to the bargaining table after back-channel dialogue facilitated by CAA partner […]

Guilds to Study Compensation

LOS ANGELES SAG, AFTRA and their ad industry partners have hired consultancy Booz Allen Hamilton to research alternative means of compensating actors and performers on commercials distributed over new and […]

Google: Viacom Suit Hurts Users

NEW YORK Google and its video-sharing site YouTube filed a response in federal court Monday to Viacom’s copyright-infringement lawsuit, suggesting that the action amounts to an attack on “hundreds of […]