Leslie Simmons


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    Producers: WGA’s New-Media Claims Misleading

    TV / Video

    LOS ANGELES The Writers Guild of America’s claims that the studios have failed to pay up on new media residuals to its members was misleading and designed to harm the […]

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    AMPTP: New-Media Claims From WGA Misleading

    TV / Video

    The WGA’s claims that the studios have failed to pay up on new media residuals to its members was misleading and designed to harm the talks with SAG and a […]

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    SAG Rallies Troops Ahead of Strike Vote

    TV / Video

    LOS ANGELES The Screen Actors Guild’s “educational campaign” toward strike authorization began Wednesday with a pre-Thanksgiving e-mail to its members. The seven-page message was the first of many expected from […]

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    Actors Will Vote on Strike

    TV / Video

    LOS ANGELES The cloud of labor unrest hanging over Hollywood and the upcoming awards season has grown considerably darker. Although no date has been set, Screen Actors Guild leadership has […]

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    SAG Will Vote on Strike

    TV / Video

    The cloud of labor unrest hanging over Hollywood and the upcoming awards season has grown considerably darker. Although no date has been set, SAG leadership has begun preparations for a […]

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    SAG, Studios in First Negotiation Since June

    TV / Video

    A marathon meeting between SAG and the AMPTP on Thursday — the first session in five months — gave Hollywood some hope but no relief from its labor pains. The […]

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    Scribes: Show Us the New-Media Money

    Digital

    LOS ANGELES The Writers Guild of America strike is long over, but according to an arbitration filing by the guild, its members have not seen one penny of the new-media […]

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    WGA: AMPTP Failed to Comply With Contract

    TV / Video

    The WGA strike may be over, but according to an arbitration filing by the guild Wednesday, its members have not seen one penny of the new-media residuals agreed upon in […]

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    AMPTP Meets With Mediator

    TV / Video

    Negotiators for the AMPTP, including president Nick Counter and executive vp Carol Lombardini, met Thursday at their headquarters in Sherman Oaks for several hours with the federal mediator assigned to […]

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    AMPTP Agrees to Meet With Mediator

    TV / Video

    LOS ANGELES The Association of Motion Picture and Television Producers agreed to try to hash out its months-long stalemate with the actors union by meeting with federal mediator Juan Carlos […]