Leslie Simmons


SAG’s Endgame Still a Mystery

LOS ANGELES He’s back. Juan Carlos Gonzalez, the federal mediator brought in by the Association of Motion Picture and Television Producers last year before the writers strike, may soon play […]

SAG Endgame Still a Mystery

He’s back. Juan Carlos Gonzalez, the federal mediator brought in by the Association of Motion Picture and Television Producers last year before the writers strike, may soon play a similar […]

Studios’ ‘Final Offer’ Safe for Now

LOS ANGELES When the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers made its “final” contract offer to the Screen Actors Guild on June 30, it came with a caution: The […]

SAG Panel: Board Should Take Vote on Strike

After months of seeing its talks with the AMPTP go nowhere, SAG’s negotiating committee Wednesday urged its national board to take a strike authorization vote of its membership. The national […]

SAG Panel Says Board Should Take Strike Vote

LOS ANGELES After months of seeing its talks with the Hollywood producers go nowhere, the Screen Actors Guild’s negotiating committee Wednesday urged its national board to take a strike authorization […]

Entertainment Shops Unite for Trade Group

LOS ANGELES Several key entertainment marketing agencies have banded together to form a trade organization to represent their interests in key issues. The new group — Association of Entertainment Marketing […]

SAG’s Letter to Members Raises AMPTP’s Ire

LOS ANGELES The Screen Actors Guild and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers are at it again — though not at the bargaining table. The AMPTP said Tuesday […]

SAG, AFTRA Unite for Ad Talks

LOS ANGELES Leaders of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists are finally on the same page. The newfound harmony comes not on the […]

Pressure Mounts on SAG Leaders

LOS ANGELES Screen Actors Guild leaders are coming under increasing pressure — from an impatient membership and from the studios that are gingerly ramping up production — to put the […]

Studios, SAG Still Can’t Agree

LOS ANGELES After a five-hour meeting between the Screen Actors Guild and the studios Thursday, Hollywood is basically back where it started when talks began on April 15: without a […]